Living Company Purpose: Melissa Hackmeier of MilliporeSigma on Engaging Internal Comms Podcast

Feb 1, 2022 12:00 PM ET

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As global head of employee & community engagement at MilliporeSigma, the Life Science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, Melissa Hackmeier leads the development and implementation of the company's global employee and community engagement strategy, programs and nonprofit partnerships. This includes the company's SPARK™ global volunteer program and its flagship science education programming including the Curiosity Cube® and Curiosity Labs™.

MilliporeSigma's SPARK™ global volunteer program is the foundation of its employee engagement programs, and it allows employees to leverage their time, passion and expertise to make a difference in their communities. At the heart of SPARK™ is the company's Curiosity Labs™ program, which educates and inspires students around the globe through hands-on, interactive science lessons led by employees, and the Curiosity Cube® , a retrofitted shipping container turned mobile science lab that travels around the globe to spark curiosity in visitors of all ages through hands-on learning.

On the Engaging Internal Comms podcast, Melissa tells host Craig Smith about the importance of these programs, how they demonstrate the organization's purpose to employees and other stakeholders. Listen to the episode here.