Per a Whitehouse Station presser:
. . . .The commitment supports Merck’s new global water strategy through which the company seeks to achieve sustainable water management within its operations and to minimize its impact on local water supplies, while also working to reduce the impact of water-related illness through its products, partnerships, advocacy efforts, and employee volunteerism. Merck’s water strategy is part of its broader environmental sustainability priority, a key component of the company’s approach to corporate responsibility.
“Access to clean water is critical to the world’s health and our mission,” said Merck President and CEO Kenneth C. Frazier. “As Merck grows, our business, customers and supplier networks are expanding into regions of the world where availability of clean water and sanitation are under pressure. We are committed to doing our part to help address this global challenge”. . . .