Employee and Community Engagement

At MilliporeSigma, we look for opportunities to use employee and community engagement to spark scientific curiosity and breakthroughs. We know that not all people have access to the advancements in public health that have come through innovations in life science. We also know that tomorrow’s innovations depend on the next generation of scientific explorers. This is why we focus our community engagement in two primary areas: supporting today’s scientists to accelerate access to health through scientific research and inspiring curiosity in the next generation of scientists through science education.

Our community engagement efforts include SPARK—a global, skills-based volunteer program that allows MilliporeSigma employees to leverage their diverse talents, skills and experiences to give back to the communities in which they live and work. We also created the Curiosity Labs™ program to bring the expertise of our employees and access to hands-on, interactive science lessons to classrooms around the world.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Community Financial Institutions: A Corporate Partner in Community Development
Representatives from Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, and CNote recently joined TriplePundit, to discuss how companies can leverage CFIs to deploy social impact investments that make a real difference.

Education

Collaboration Is Key: Exploring the Impact of Partnerships on Global Scientific Innovation in New Episode of Science Will Tell Podcast
Season two of the Science Will Tell podcast from the Life Science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, explores how key initiatives in the scientific community increase access to science education. Listen to episode two now.

Education

New Hands-On Experiments Added to Curiosity Labs™ Lesson Library Offered by the Life Science Business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
To help spark curiosity in STEM and foster equitable and inclusive access to science education, the Life Science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany encourages educators to explore its Curiosity Labs™ program—now featuring two new lessons.

Sustainable Finance & Socially Responsible Investment

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, Partners With CNote To Invest $20 Million in Under-Resourced Communities
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, announced a $20 million commitment to CNote. The investment will improve economic access and opportunity in communities across the U.S. by providing capital to support BIPOC-owned and women-led small businesses.

Education

Impact of Achieving Global Access to Science for All in New Season of Science Will Tell Podcast by the Life Science Business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
The Science Will Tell podcast series from the Life Science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, which operates as MilliporeSigma in the U.S. and Canada, explores myriad solutions to sustainability and community impact.

Awards, Ratings & Rankings

Boston Business Journal's 2022 Corporate Citizenship Community Collaboration Awards Honors Seeding Labs and the Life Science Business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
MilliporeSigma and Boston, Mass.-based Seeding Labs were recently honored by the Boston Business Journal as one of its four 2022 Corporate Citizenship Community Collaboration awardees.

Education

MilliporeSigma's Curiosity Cube® Engages Students Across the United States
The Curiosity Cube® is travelling across the United States to interest kids in pursing careers in STEM. Through 14 cities and 58 events, 11,667 students across the country have been able to learn about their microbiome.

Education

MilliporeSigma and Harris Stowe State University Partner to Spark Scientific Curiosity in Students
To help introduce students to STEM, MilliporeSigma, the U.S. and Canada Life Science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, and Harris Stowe State University, provided educational opportunities to students through a two-week STEM camp.

Responsible Business & Employee Engagement

Melissa Hackmeier of MilliporeSigma Talks How To Build an Effective Volunteer Program on the sgENGAGE Podcast
Melissa Hackmeier, head of employee & community engagement at MilliporeSigma, the U.S. and Canada Life Science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, discusses strategies to build an effective volunteer program on the sgENGAGE Podcast.

Education

MilliporeSigma Announces the Expansion of Hands-On Science Education Program With Kick-off of Global Curiosity Cube® Mobile Lab
MilliporeSigma, the U.S. and Canada Life Science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, announced that it has further enhanced its commitment to STEM education, with the launch of its Curiosity Cube® mobile science lab in Europe and North America.
The life science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany operates as MilliporeSigma in the U.S. and Canada

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