As a research-based company, we depend heavily on recruiting well trained scientists and on society’s acceptance of technology. As education is a vital factor in achieving sustainable prosperity, furthermore, Bayer places tremendous emphasis on supporting education and research within its social environment. Here we focus mainly on the fields of science, technology and medicine, as well as environmental protection.
In addition to its sponsorship focus on science and technology, Bayer is also helping to increase environmental knowledge among children and young people through its global partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). For example, in 2012 the company again gave some 50 environmentally committed young people from 19 countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia the opportunity to participate in a week-long study trip to Germany to learn about practical aspects of industrial environmental protection, discuss the issues among themselves and receive support for the implementation of specific environmental projects in their home countries.