Focus Issues

Resource and Energy Efficiency

As a responsible company, Bayer is actively committed to climate protection. For some years, we have been working through our climate program both to improve resource and energy efficiency and to find market solutions for protecting the climate and adapting to climate change.

We're focusing the group’s commitment on three areas:

  1. More efficient production: Reducing emissions from in-house production (including the introduction of energy management systems in line with ISO 50001) and developing, piloting and marketing new technologies that are more climate-friendly.
  2. Market solutions: Reducing emissions through the use of our products (for example, by delivering higher yields through state-of-the-art crop protection, new cultivation methods and seeds with stress-tolerant traits).
  3. Supporting initiatives: Reducing emissions in further areas of the company (e.g. green IT; vehicle fleet: “EcoFleet” initiative; cutting down on transportation by optimizing logistics)
Wind Power Plant with Many Wind Turbines

In 2014 around 3 percent of global energy was generated by wind power.

By introducing this climate program, Bayer already reduced its specific emissions by around 18 percent between 2005 and the end of 2013. We have therefore achieved our ambitious medium-term targets. By implementing energy management systems and investing in energy efficiency measures we have also improved the Group’s energy efficiency by around 18 percent over the same period as planned.

Our ambitious target is to reduce Bayer-specific greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent and improve energy efficiency by 10 percent from 2012 through 2020.

Last updated: September 29, 2015 Copyright © Bayer AG