WHO WE ARE
The Life Science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, which operates as MilliporeSigma in the U.S. and Canada, has 20,000 employees and 60 manufacturing sites worldwide, with a portfolio of more than 300,000 products enabling scientific discovery.
SPARK: Igniting a passion for science
As a leading life science company, we are passionate about inspiring the next generation of scientists. We have strong commitments to science and STEM education. While we support many STEM programs and organizations around the world, we have also created tools and resources that connect our scientists with students through The Curiosity Cube™ and our Curiosity Labs™ Program. Learn more about our SPARK initiative here.
Our SPARK Global Volunteer Program is designed to unite employees around the globe in their shared commitment to Corporate Responsibility and giving back to their local communities.
Through SPARK we focus on engaging primary and secondary education students in science-related activities as a way to spark curiosity, ignite a passion for science and inspire them to consider a STEM-related career. All activities are employee-led, hands-on activities that provide thought-provoking discussions about science.
Through its corporate responsibility initiatives, the Life Science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, which operates as MilliporeSigma in the U.S. and Canada, harnesses the collective expertise, passion and energy of employees to minimize its environmental footprint and positively impact communities around the world.
We demonstrate our commitment to corporate responsibility through extensive programs in three main areas: Greener Products and Solutions—which includes Design for Sustainability, Green Chemistry, Packaging and Recycling initiatives; Employee and Community Engagement; and Sustainable Operations.