Merck Issues $1 Billion Inaugural Sustainability Bond

Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced its inaugural issuance of a $1 billion sustainability bond, which was part of an $8 billion underwritten public offering of notes that closed on Dec. 10, 2021. Merck’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) efforts are grounded in the core values that have always guided the company’s mission to invent for life, with a responsibility to patients and animals in need of medicines and vaccines, and with respect, inclusion and accountability to its employees. The company’s 130-year legacy has…

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Merck Accelerates Climate Goals; Announces Carbon Neutrality in Operations by 2025

Merck has announced ambitious goals to achieve carbon neutrality across its operations by 2025 (Scopes 1 & 2 emissions) and a 30% reduction in its value chain emissions by 2030 (Scope 3 emissions).[1] These goals are aligned with science and build on Merck’s long-standing focus on preventing the worst impacts of climate change and supporting the global effort to achieve the Paris Agreement goals by reducing demand for energy and minimizing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Merck will achieve carbon neutrality in its operations with ongoing innovation to increase efficiency and reduce…

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Merck Joins Agenda to Address COVID-19 Pandemic’s Effects on Vulnerable Communities

Merck has signed on as a supporting company to a group of organizations looking to address the adverse impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ascend, a nonprofit Pan-Asian membership organization for business professionals and executives in North America, launched the consortium with Association of Latino Professionals For America (ALPFA), Catalyst, The Conference Board, Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT), National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), National Organization on Disability (NOD), Out & Equal, Tanenbaum and more than 90 supporting companies. Ascend called for its members, partners…

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Merck Pioneers New Efforts to See MS from the Inside Out

Merck, a leading science and technology company, joins the global multiple sclerosis (MS) community in recognition of World MS Day, an initiative created by the Multiple Sclerosis International Federation (MSIF) to raise awareness of the 2.3 million people worldwide living with this challenging disease. In support of this year’s World MS Day theme, #MyInvisibleMS, Merck is making MS visible through a variety of initiatives aimed at shining a light on the hidden symptoms of MS. These invisible symptoms, which include visual problems, fatigue, pain and emotional changesi, can vary between…

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Katie Couric Joins Merck and Cancer Advocates to Support Patients and Caregivers Through the Expansion of Your Cancer Game Plan (YCGP)

Merck has announced a collaboration with journalist, author and longtime cancer advocate, Katie Couric, to launch “With Love, Me,” a new feature of Merck’s U.S. patient awareness campaign, Your Cancer Game Plan. Couric will join the program, which showcases a series of heartfelt letters on WithLoveMe.com written by caregivers and cancer survivors to their former selves touching upon what they wished they had known – or needed to hear – when they were first coping with a cancer diagnosis. “A cancer diagnosis can be life-shattering. Having lost both my husband…

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