Merck (NYSE:MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today issued its 2015/2016 global corporate responsibility report. The report reflects the company’s performance in the areas of Access to Health, Environmental Sustainability, Employees and Ethics & Transparency.
“As we celebrate our company’s 125th anniversary as a global health care leader, we look forward to building on our history of innovation and its lasting impact on people and societies around the world,” said Kenneth C. Frazier, chairman and chief executive officer, Merck. “Our legacy is a powerful reminder of the difference great medicines can make in the lives of generations, and of our responsibility to invest in new solutions to address tomorrow’s pressing health care needs.”
Making a Difference
Corporate responsibility is at the core of Merck’s mission and drives us to find solutions to the world’s greatest health challenges while growing our business in a sustainable way. Our approach is aligned with our mission and values and focuses on four key priorities of access to health, environmental sustainability, employee health and well-being, and ethics and transparency. Highlights from this year’s report include:
Merck continues to use several external guidelines and measurement frameworks to inform the scope of its reporting, including the Global Reporting Initiative, the Sustainable Development Goals, the Access to Medicine Index and the 10 principles of the United Nations Global Compact.
To find out more, read the 2015/2016 Merck Corporate Responsibility Report.
For 125 years, Merck has been a global health care leader working to help the world be well. Merck is known as MSD outside the United States and Canada. Through our prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies and animal health products, we work with customers and operate in more than 140 countries to deliver innovative health solutions. We also demonstrate our commitment to increasing access to health care through far-reaching policies, programs and partnerships. For more information, visit www.merck.com and connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn.
Forward-Looking Statement of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., USA
This news release of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., USA (the “company”) includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of the company’s management and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. There can be no guarantees with respect to pipeline products that the products will receive the necessary regulatory approvals or that they will prove to be commercially successful. If underlying assumptions prove inaccurate or risks or uncertainties materialize, actual results may differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements.
Risks and uncertainties include but are not limited to, general industry conditions and competition; general economic factors, including interest rate and currency exchange rate fluctuations; the impact of pharmaceutical industry regulation and health care legislation in the United States and internationally; global trends toward health care cost containment; technological advances, new products and patents attained by competitors; challenges inherent in new product development, including obtaining regulatory approval; the company’s ability to accurately predict future market conditions; manufacturing difficulties or delays; financial instability of international economies and sovereign risk; dependence on the effectiveness of the company’s patents and other protections for innovative products; and the exposure to litigation, including patent litigation, and/or regulatory actions.
The company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Additional factors that could cause results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements can be found in the company’s 2015 Annual Report on Form 10-K and the company’s other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) available at the SEC’s Internet site (www.sec.gov).
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Last updated on: 13/09/2016
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