Two key prongs of Bayer's commitment to sustainability are improving resource and energy efficiency and finding solutions for the challenges posed by the consequences of climate change. Using a bundle of measures launched in 2007, the Group is pursuing climate goals that cover all business activities and is pressing ahead with innovative solutions for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This commitment is being shown on three fronts.
1. More efficient production processes: reduction of emissions in our own production operations by increasing energy and resource efficiency and the development and use of new technologies
2. Market solutions: reduction of emissions through the use of our products, particularly in building insulation, and lightweight automobile construction and agriculture
3. Supporting activities: reduction of emissions in other areas of the company such as the vehicle fleet, the use of information technology and the active involvement of employees
Two initiatives to support personal commitment and valuable scientific contributions to the climate debate are also being financed by the company through the Bayer Science & Education Foundation. Since 2008, the biennial Bayer Climate Award has been recognizing outstanding achievements in fundamental research in the area of climate science. The foundation also enables committed schoolchildren to take part in international sustainability camps. » more