Bayer is a world-class innovation company with a 150-year history. Our scientific successes are intended
to help improve people’s lives. At the same time, our innovations form the basis for sustainable and
profitable business activity and are the key to maintaining or achieving leadership positions in all of our
Our products are helping to address some of today’s biggest challenges, including global population
growth, an aging society and the need to make efficient – and, wherever possible, sustainable – use of
In line with our mission “Bayer: Science For A Better Life,” we aim to improve people’s quality of life.
For this endeavor, we focus on our core competency of developing and successfully commercializing
innovative products and solutions based on scientific knowledge.
Bayer in future will focus entirely on the Life Science businesses – HealthCare and CropScience – and
intends to float MaterialScience on the stock market as a separate company by mid-2016 at the latest.
This move is designed to give MaterialScience direct access to the capital market for the continued
development of its business. MaterialScience will align its organizational and process structures and
corporate culture with its own industrial environment and business model in order to become a leading