Merck | Environmental Sustainability

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Merck | Environmental Sustainability

Our company has a long history of environmental stewardship and compliance, but we realize that our strategy and efforts need to continuously improve in order for us to excel in an increasingly resource-constrained world.

We believe that companies have a responsibility to use resources wisely and drive innovations that will enable global development while protecting and preserving both the planet and the communities in which we live and work.

Our environmental sustainability strategy focuses on improving the efficiency of our operations, designing for the environment and reducing the environmental impacts and risks in our value chain.

Learn more about our approach to environmental sustainability at Merck.

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Go Boldly: We Can Grow Our Business While Protecting the Health of Our Planet
In September 2015, the 193 Member States of the United Nations came together to create a plan for achieving a better future for all. Their goal is an ambitious one — they want to help end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and protect our planet. This proposal is called “Agenda 2030” and is comprised of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which clearly define how to help...
Apr 23, 2018 9:15 AM ET
Merck Advances Clean Energy Goals with Invenergy
KENILWORTH, N.J., April 17, 2018 – Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, and Invenergy, North America’s largest privately held renewable energy company, today announced a Virtual Power Purchase Agreement (VPPA) that adds 60 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy to the electrical grid and supports Merck’s...
Apr 17, 2018 9:05 AM ET
Merck Receives 2018 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award From U. S. Environmental Protection Agency
KENILWORTH, N.J., April 2, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, announced today that it has received an ENERGY STAR 2018 Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its continued leadership in energy management in both the pharmaceutical and industrial sectors, and superior...
Apr 2, 2018 10:05 AM ET
Merck Receives the EPA's 2017 Green Chemistry Challenge Award
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded Merck its Green Chemistry Challenge Award for innovative technologies and state-of-the-art approaches to sustainable processes for one of our investigational products. Merck and other Green Chemistry Challenge Award recipients were honored at a ceremony at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. What is “...
Jun 20, 2017 10:50 AM ET
Merck Receives 2017 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award from U. S. Environmental Protection Agency
KENILWORTH, N.J., April 6, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Merck (NYSE:MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, announced today that it has received an ENERGY STAR 2017 Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its continued improvement of energy performance and leadership in energy management in both the pharmaceutical and...
Apr 6, 2017 10:00 AM ET

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