Merck KGaA, Group Compliance Office

Compliance – Speak Up

Dear whistleblower,

For us, doing business responsibly means: watching, listening, becoming better. We respect the interests of our employees, customers and stakeholders as well as those of society – this is what ensures our corporate success in the long term. This is anchored within our company strategy and our code of conduct.

If you have concrete information that we are not living up to this standard and you have observed conduct that violates the principles of our code of conduct, our internal rules or even laws, we ask that you share this information with us and actively assist in the investigation. This helps us to tackle problems properly and avert serious damage.

This also applies to information on human rights and certain environmental risks or violations in our company and along our supply chain. Our company is committed to ensuring that there are no human rights violations at our Group companies, suppliers and business partners, and to working towards improving the respective circumstances if human rights violations are identified.

You are therefore sincerely invited to report your concerns to us via this portal in writing or by telephone. If you wish to remain anonymous and do not want to share your contact information with us, we ask that you also set up a secured postbox and check it regularly. We can use this to communicate with you in writing, ask further questions that are essential for the investigation and inform you about the progress of the investigation.

Your protection as a whistleblower is very important to us, and we offer you here a communication platform for the submission of reports that is protected with the latest technologies. You will remain anonymous throughout all phases of the process, including during your dialogue with us, if you so desire.

We would like to thank you in advance for your assistance!

How does a report work, how do I set up a postbox?
How do I get feedback but still remain anonymous?
More information on submitting reports and the Compliance Hotline