Transparency is a top priority for Bayer. We are committed to build up and strengthen trust by making information accessible from a whole range of areas.
We underline our mission as a company that acts sustainably through our commitment to the U.N. Global Compact and the Responsible Care™ initiative, and through our active global involvement in leading initiatives such as the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). Bayer is committed to the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and released a statement outlining the company’s stance on these goals in 2016.
Bayer combines the necessary notifications with its integrated annual report.
We disclose in-depth information regarding our political activities in the transparency registers operated by the European institutions and the U.S. Congress. Bayer goes way beyond the statutory requirements in doing so. For instance, we also publish data for countries where there is no legal publication requirement.
We are convinced that close collaboration with and continuous education of healthcare professionals is key to achieve better outcomes for patients we strive to help. We are committed to transparency regarding how healthcare professionals and healthcare organizations are compensated by us for the time and expertise they provide.
Moving toward a new standard of transparency, the next step for Bayer will be to launch a pilot project. Scientists, journalists and NGOs are being invited to actively monitor the scientific preparations for the upcoming glyphosate re-approval process in the European Union.
Our work and products touch people’s lives in the very sensitive areas of health and food and lead to a natural desire by people to understand what we are doing. That is why we are aiming at further elevating our efforts.