Merck is committed to participating constructively in the political process and to disclosing information about our political contributions. Today, Merck is recognized as one of the leaders in the area of corporate political spending governance. Merck published its Principles Governing Corporate and Political Action Committee Spending on its company web site and was among the first major companies to structure its policies in accordance with the Center for Political Accountability's Model Code of Conduct for Corporate Political Spending. Today, Merck posts information on its website about corporate political contributions in the United States, Australia and Canada, and the contributions made through the Merck Employees Political Action Committee. The company also discloses dues paid to U.S. trade associations used for lobbying or political activities.
More information on Merck's Principles and disclosures is available at: http://www.merck.com/responsibility/ethics-and-transparency/transparency/home.html
Committee Representative: Charles Grezlak, Vice President, State Government Affairs & Policy
Committee Role: Member