Corporate Responsibility Report

This is the separate consolidated non-financial (Group) report of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, which we will publish on April 27, 2018 in accordance with Sections 289b–289e and Sections 315b–315c of the German Commercial Code. As per German Accounting Standard 20, para. 252b, the report has been included in our 2017 Corporate Responsibility Report and provides an overview of the information contained in the consolidated non-financial (Group) disclosure.