MERCK INC. Phils.’ President and Managing Director – Ramonito Tampos (middle right) and Director, Finance and Controlling – Cecile Toledo (far left), turn over a P 2M check donation to the Philippine Red Cross, represented by their Finance Director, Anne Buensuceso (middle left), and the Head of the National Blood Center, Dra. Mayumi Gillana (far right), last November 22, 2013 at the Merck office in Makati City. The donation will be used for disaster relief and long-term rehabilitation efforts for typhoon Yolanda survivors.
Merck is a leading pharmaceutical, chemical and life science company with total revenues of € 11.2 billion in 2012, a history that began in 1668, and a future shaped by more than 40,000 employees in 67 countries. Its success is characterized by innovations from entrepreneurial employees. Merck’s operating activities come under the umbrella of Merck KGaA, in which the Merck family holds an approximately 70% interest and shareholders own the remaining approximately 30%. In 1917, the U.S. subsidiary Merck & Co. was expropriated and has been an independent company ever since.