Today’s Merck is working to help the world be well. Merck is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines, consumer and animal health products. In Canada, Merck markets more than 530 pharmaceutical, consumer and animal health products. Merck is a leader in a broad range of areas such as cardiology, infectious diseases, respiratory, vaccines, women's health and sun care, and is focused on expanding offerings in other areas, including virology, oncology and diabetes.
Based in Montréal, Québec, Merck employs more than 1400 people across Canada. The Merck Canada manufacturing facility in Québec has been designated by its parent company as a Centre of Excellence for the global production of liquids, ointments and creams. Merck is one of the top R&D investors in Canada, with investments totalling $78.6 million in 2010.
Through our consumer healthcare products, we strive to enhance the quality of life for people and their families in Canada.
Each day, millions count on one or more of our industry-leading brands that help prevent or treat various common conditions. In Canada, these include household names such as CLARITIN®, AERIUS®, and CHLOR-TRIPOLON® for allergies, COPPERTONE® for sun care, DR. SCHOLL'S® for foot care, HYDRASENSE®, DRIXORAL®, and CORICIDIN®II for nasal and cough/cold care, RESTORALAX® for digestive care, and many more.
Merck Consumer Care markets a wide range of over-the-counter products to consumers across Canada.
We know that health issues are very important to Canadians. Through our continuous research and innovations in product development and product improvements, you can be assured that our everyday goal is to offer quality products that are part of your everyday lives. Our vision is simple — to earn your trust everyday.
For more information about our operations in Canada, visit www.merck.ca.
Vision, mission, values
Our business is preserving and improving human life. We also work to improve animal health. All of our actions must be measured by our success in achieving these goals
We are committed to the highest standards of ethics and integrity. We are responsible to our customers, to Merck employees and their families, to the environments we inhabit, and to the societies we serve worldwide. In discharging our responsibilities, we do not take professional or ethical shortcuts. Our interactions with all segments of society must be transparent and reflect the high standards we profess.
We are dedicated to the highest level of scientific excellence and commit our research to improving human and animal health and the quality of life. We strive to identify the most critical needs of consumers and customers, and through continuous innovation we challenge ourselves to meet those needs
We aspire to improve the health and wellness of people around the world by expanding access to our medicines and vaccines. Creating new therapies is only the first step in battling disease and promoting wellness on a global scale.
Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of our employees. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. We also strive to reward commitment and performance and be responsive to the needs of our employees and their families.
How we govern ourselves as a company is as important as anything else we do.
Good corporate governance benefits both our customers and our shareholders, and is essential to our long-term business success. For this reason, we devote considerable time and resources to making sure that: our policies reflect our values and business goals; we have an effective corporate governance structure; and we are operating in a way that is open, honest and transparent.
For almost a century, the folks at Dr. Scholl's® have been providing foot care and comfort to millions.
It all started with the vision of a young medical student who refused to believe the widespread assumption that shoes were expected to hurt when you wore them, and that foot discomfort was just a necessary evil. This student would someday become known to the world over as Dr. Scholl's®.
1882 William Mathias Scholl is born
1900 Scholl enrolls in Illinois Medical School
1903 Scholl invents his first product, the "Foot Eazer"
1904 Scholl graduates from medical school to become Dr. Scholl
1906 Scholl forms his own business
1909 Scholl starts a correspondence course for shoe fitters
1910 Brother F.J. Scholl joins the ranks
1911 Dr. Scholl's® registers as a business in London
1918 The first corn-pad, "Zino® -Pad," is invented
1928 Dr. Scholl opens his first American retail shop
1930 Dr. Scholl's® introduces a line of shoes
1936 Dr. Scholl's® "Rubberless" soft stockings are introduced
1937 Dr. Scholl's® shops open in Alexandria and Cairo
1940 Introduction of Foot Wings plastic arch supports and Ball-O-Foot® Cushions foam rubber device preventing shock
1951 Air-Pillo® insoles are added to Dr. Scholl's® line
1952 The famous blue and yellow Dr. Scholl's® showcase appears
1960 100,000 square-foot addition is added to the headquarters in Chicago, increasing facilities by 30 per cent
1968 Dr. Scholl's® exercise sandals hit the shelves
1971 Dr. Scholl's® becomes a public company
1972 One million sandals sold in the United States
1973 Lotions and moisturizers added to the foot care line
1996 Dr. Scholl's® introduces gel insoles
1997 DynaStep® inserts introduced for movement-related lower body pain. Dr. Scholl's® expands its highly successful DynaStep® line and magnet therapy Magna Energy™ Insoles are introduced
1999 Dr. Scholl's® expands its highly successful DynaStep® Line.
2000 Dr. Scholl's® expands into the online world, launching The Scholls Institute™ web site, dedicated to providing easily accessible foot health information and solutions.
2001 Dr. Scholl's® launches StepWell Insoles (designed for arthritis and diabetes sufferers).
2002 Dr. Scholl's® Advantage® Powerwalk™ Insoles are introduced to provide ultimate walking comfort.
2003 Dr. Scholl's® Tri-Comfort® Orthotics and Dr. Scholl's Advantage® Comfort Insoles are introduced.
2004 Dr. Scholl's® Massaging Touch® Insoles are introduced.
2005 Dr. Scholl's® Memory Fit® Customizing Insoles, Dr. Scholl's® Memory Fit® Work™ Customizing Insoles, Dr. Scholl's® Sport Replacement Insoles, Dr. Scholl's® For Her™ Open Shoe® Insoles are introduced.
2006 Dr. Scholl's® Heel Pain Relief Orthotics introduced. Expanded For Her™ line to include For Her™ Comfort Insoles and For Her™ Ball of Foot Cushions.
2007 Dr. Scholl's® launches For Her™ Sole Expressions®, For Her™ Heel Liner and other grooming products. Back Pain Relief Orthotics and Arch Pain Relief Orthotics introduced. Launch of improved Massaging Gel™ Insoles, which delivers superior comfort.
2009 Dr. Scholl's Custom Fit® Orthotics introduced.