Bayer is working continually on solutions that reduce environmental impact and conserve resources. We see the ecological challenges posed by the growing global population and advancing climate change as part of our corporate responsibility and at the same time as an opportunity to produce more cost-effectively and to develop new market opportunities.
Access to sufficiently clean water is not a given in many parts of the world. Partly because of climatic changes, it is becoming increasingly expensive to extract and clean water in many places. At the end of 2008 Bayer signed the CEO Water Mandate of the un Global Compact to work with major stakeholders on developing sustainable strategies for water usage. more
In order to minimize material use and waste volumes, Bayer strives to reuse materials or feed them to other processes wherever technically feasible and justifiable in terms of cost. This is good for both cost-effectiveness and the environment. more
There is increasing global recognition of the importance of healthy biodiversity. In October 2012, at the 11th conference of signatories to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Hyderabad, India, industrialized countries committed themselves to giving greater support to developing countries in implementing the international biodiversity goals. more
Bayer aims to achieve an appropriate and uniformly high standard of hseq (health, safety, environmental protection and quality) throughout the Group and to constantly improve this. To meet this goal, the company has established corresponding HSEQ management systems in all subgroups and service companies. more
Bayer uses the term “environmental incidents” to cover incidents in the course of Bayer business activities that result in the release of substances into the environment. Factors that influence reporting obligations include, in particular, the quantity and nature of the substance, the amount of damage caused and any consequences for nearby residents. more