We at Merck remain dedicated to being environmentally responsible in how we manufacture our medicines and vaccines. And we work hard to reduce our environmental impact through stewardship of natural resources like water, by conserving energy and also by appropriately eliminating waste. We do so because it is consistent with our values as a good corporate citizen and because it makes good business sense.
We also go beyond the direct impact of our business to positively influence the environment. Our main way of doing so is through financial support of non-governmental organizations and their local partners to protect ecological resources around the world.