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Ratings, rankings and awards

Our sustainability commitment to our employees, the environment and the community and our corporate sustainability performance continuously receives recognition from outside organizations. The awards, ratings and rankings below are a selection of recent honors in the areas of sustainability and social commitment.

Bayer’s Sustainability Performance

Dow Jones Sustainability Indices 2014

Dow Jones Sustainability Indices Member

Bayer is once again included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World). Bayer is thus listed in the DJSI World for the 15th time in succession since the index was established in 1999 – like only 14 other companies worldwide. This confirms Bayer's position as one of the leading companies in the pharmaceutical industry in the area of sustainability.


For the DJSI World, the Swiss rating agency RobecoSAM assessed 1,800 of the world’s largest listed companies on behalf of the index provider S&P Dow Jones Indices according to the “best-in-class” principle: with the aid of 24 categories a detailed analysis determined the 10 percent of companies in a given sector that had the best overall economic, ecological and social performance. For example, the agency investigated how companies manage innovation, promote access to medicines and position themselves on human rights issues.

In its sector, Bayer was once again rated particularly highly in the areas of risk management, supplier management and stakeholder dialogue.

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Total (best score of leader in each case)76 (80)75 (83)81 (86)78 (88)82 (88)85 (89)83 (89)88
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86
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82
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79 (87)
Economic dimension7079707283767988888482
Ecological dimension8173898485969590868484
Social dimension7775827877817485857975

Institutional investors who place particular value on sustainability use the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices as a guide for their investment decisions.

American Chemistry Council names Bayer Responsible Care® Company 2014

Bayer Corporation had been named a 2014 Responsible Care® Company of the Year by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) in recognition of its commitment to continual improvement in environmental, health, safety and security performance.

To be eligible for the Responsible Care Company of the Year award, companies must show exemplary achievement in meeting specific Responsible Care performance criteria, including: a safety performance rating in the top 10 percent of companies in their size category, with no significant process incidents in the previous year; positive trends in performance measures related to transportation safety, process safety and specified emissions; and demonstrated ongoing excellence in safety, health, environment, product stewardship, security, distribution safety, emergency preparedness and community outreach.

Foreign Policy Association's (FPA) CSR Award 2014

Scientist and astronaut Dr. Mae C. Jemison presented the award to Dr. Marijn Dekkers in New York.Zoom image
Scientist and astronaut Dr. Mae C. Jemison presented the award to Dr. Marijn Dekkers in New York.

The Foreign Policy Association (FPA) has honored Bayer for its corporate social responsibility. Chairman of the Bayer Board of Management Dr. Marijn Dekkers accepted the prize from the U.S. think tank in New York.

The CSR Award presented by the FPA, which was founded in 1918, is one of the most prestigious prizes for social commitment in the United States.

Good Company Ranking 2013 – First place for social responsibility 

Bayer was awarded first place in the Good Company Ranking 2013. Among the 70 largest European companies Bayer is the best with respect to social responsibility – this was the conclusion of what was, according to the organizer of the study Kirchhoff Consult AG, the “most detailed comparison” of large European companies in the areas of personnel management, social commitment, environmental management and financial performance and transparency.

RobecoSAM Bronze Class for sustainability at Bayer

RobecoSAM

Bayer is one of the top-scoring companies in the pharmaceutical industry and has received the Bronze Class distinction for its particular sustainability performance from RobecoSAM in 2013. Companies whose score is within a range of 5% to 10% from the score of the Industry Leader receive the RobecoSAM Bronze Class distinction. Since 1999, RobecoSAM has been assessing and documenting the sustainability performance of over 3,000 corporations on a yearly basis. In the process, RobecoSAM has compiled one of the largest global databases on corporate sustainability.

FTSE4Good Indices

Bayer has been included in the FTSE4Good index series ever since it was launched by the Financial Times and the London Stock Exchange (FTSE) in 2001. The FTSE4Good index series is a highly regarded international sustainability index.

The half-yearly check carried out in September 2013 brought renewed confirmation of Bayer's inclusion in the FTSE4Good Index. To be included in these index, companies must fulfill strict ecological and social criteria relating to issues such as environmental management and climate protection, employees' rights, tackling corruption, sustainability in the supply chain and sustainability reporting. In the FTSE ESG rating Bayer was the first German company in the chemical sector to be included in the top six.  

NYSE Euronext Low Carbon 100 Europe Index

Bayer stock has been included in the Low Carbon 100 Europe Index ever since the list was started in September 2008. The index features the 100 largest European companies that record the lowest greenhouse gas emissions compared to other companies in the relevant sectors ("best in class" approach).

The Low Carbon 100 Europe Index was developed by NYSE Euronext in collaboration with NGOs, such as the WWF, and scientists from Dauphine University in Paris. Companies are analyzed based on information provided by U.K. rating agency Trucost and French financial service provider Credit Agricole Cheuvreux.

Sustainalytics

Sustainalytics

In 2013, the Dutch rating agency Sustainalytics, which specializes in sustainability issues, conducted a comparative analysis of the sustainability performance of companies in the sector Pharma, Biotechnology and Lifescience. The analysis follows the ESG (environment, social, governance) approach. The companies are assessed in terms of how well they meet requirements in the areas of environmental management and climate protection, products and services, employees, suppliers, corporate citizenship and corporate ethics.
On a scale of 1 to 100, Bayer was awarded 71 points, thus reaching 8th place out of 121 companies.

Sustainalytics DAX-30-Study

In February 2012 Sustainalytics closely examined the sustainability performance of the German DAX 30 companies for the fifth time. With an overall result of 70.5 points, Bayer occupies 16th place in this cross-sector ranking.

Bayer as Employer

Universum Ranking – Bayer ranked second as Employer of Choice for Young Scientists

Science students regard Bayer as the most attractive employer in the pharmaceuticals industry. Across all sectors, Bayer came second – just behind the Max Planck Society. The Group thus improved its ranking by one place compared to last year, leaving competitors such as Merck, Roche and Novartis behind it.

Universum produces its prestigious "ideal employer" ranking annually on behalf of German business magazine Wirtschaftswoche. The consulting company is a market leader in employer branding and has over 25 years’ experience in this field.

Bayer honored as a Top Company for Working Mothers in 2013

Bayer Corporation has again been recognized by Working Mother magazine as one of the nation’s 100 best companies for working mothers. Bayer is ranked number 15 on the list, up 32 spots from 2012. This is the tenth time in the past 11 years the company has been recognized on the annual list.

 
All companies were measured and evaluated on eight areas of work/life criteria, including women’s issues and advancement, child care, company culture, flexible work arrangements, benefits, workforce profile, parental paid time off and leaves and other work/life programs.

Over the years, Bayer has implemented a number of work-life programs to better fulfill the needs of employees. The Working Mother recognition follows a long line of national and local accolades Bayer has received, including the Catalyst Award, a prestigious award given to companies implementing new and creative solutions for ensuring women’s advancement in the workplace of the 21st Century.  

Ranking List 2012: Bayer a Great Place to Work for Scientists

Bayer is one of the companies worldwide offering the best jobs to researchers working in industrial companies.
The Leverkusen-based Group came in among the top twenty of the renowned ranking list "The Scientist’s Best Places to Work in Industry". This list acknowledges top companies following creative paths to achieve scientific progress.

The ranking list is considered a key indicator for the most innovative research companies worldwide and is based on an annual survey of the scientific journal "The Scientist".
In this survey, more than 2,018 scientists evaluate their working conditions according to a set of 43 criteria in the areas of research environment, management, integrity, communications, job satisfaction, training and development, remuneration and benefits, as well as policies and practices.

ADInstruments ranks at the top of the list. Bayer comes in twenty.

Bayer Selected as a National Top Workplace by WorkPlaceDynamics

Bayer in the U.S. has been named by WorkplaceDynamics as one of its National Top Workplaces. Bayer became eligible for this national recognition due to its top performance in the 2011 regional WorkplaceDynamics survey conducted by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Bayer was recognized for its commitment to provide a strong work-life balance, career growth, great pay and benefits and the encouragement of new ideas and creativity.

In its inaugural year the National Top Workplaces list is based solely on employee feedback from 805 companies surveyed with over 1,000 employees across 30 leading publishing partners to identify the best employers in the nation. More than half a million employees from around the country participated in the survey process.

About WorkplaceDynamics

WorkplaceDynamics is a partnership that was founded in 2006. They currently hold offices in Pennsylvania and London and are experts in organizational health and conduct over 4,000 company surveys each year. Their research suggests that Top Workplaces are outperforming their peers financially.

Bayer as a Brand

Bayer in the Top 3 of the “BrandPower Ranking” 2014

A strong brand: In the current “BrandPower Ranking”, Bayer has taken third place. The company thus ranks among the top ten strongest corporate brands in the USA. As a result, Bayer is the highest placed German company in the list, which includes 100 global companies. Only Coca-Cola and Hershey achieved higher rankings than Bayer. The company has continuously improved its position since the first ranking in 2007.
 
For its ranking, the company CoreBrand carries out around 10,000 telephone interviews with managers of American companies in order to assess the value and awareness of the brands of about 1,000 companies from 54 industries globally. The important criteria for the judging are the familiarity with the brand and how favorably it is viewed, its overall reputation, as well as the investment potential of the company.

Brand Finance Global 500 - Bayer Brand Nr. 1 in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Bayer has just been rated in one of the rankings of international impact which rank the value of a brand, conducted by Brand Finance, a London-based rating agency. In this years' ranking 2014, the company achieved place 252. Compared to former rankings, Bayer is improving constantly. In the industry sector “Pharmaceuticals” Bayer placed first. Not being listed in the TOP 500 in 2010, Bayer achieved place 323 in 2012 and place 292 in 2013. 

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