Advancing health and nutrition is what we do best and care most about at Bayer. Strengthening our position in agriculture accelerates the pursuit of our purpose: Science for a better life. Together, we’re shaping agriculture to benefit farmers, consumers and our planet.
Bringing together biology, chemistry and digital tools, we’re accelerating innovation. Across more than 35 research sites and more than 175 breeding sites, we invest more in research and development than any other company in the industry.
Headquartered in Monheim, Germany, our Crop Science division has a global footprint that spans nearly every country. Our diverse group of 35,000 employees speaks more than 30 languages and represents dozens of nationalities. What unites us is our shared passion for agriculture.
We set high ethical standards. They represent how we measure ourselves and our partners. We serve farms of all sizes around the world and make our innovations as accessible as possible. We encourage diversity in agricultural practices and prioritize inclusion and diversity in our company. We are committed to transparency and dialogue. Guided by data and insights, we are passionate about collaborating with others to help find better solutions to the challenges farmers and our environment face.
We are committed to developing innovative products and solutions to benefit farmers, people, and our planet. The principles of sustainable development are at the heart of everything we do and are engrained in every aspect of our business. Going forward:
- We will continue to operate our business based on clearly-defined ethical principles.
- As a leader, we will further improve ethical and responsibility standards in the industry.
- We are committed to increasing access to agricultural innovations and improving global food security.
- We will work to further reduce our environmental footprint, using our product portfolio to make food production more environmentally friendly.
- We are committed to developing the next generation of leaders in agriculture.
We operate worldwide and see ourselves as an active member of society in all communities in which we are present. With this presence comes responsibility, which we live up to by pursuing clearly defined principles expressing our basic ethical philosophy – framed in our Charter of Ethical Principles. These principles govern how we measure ourselves as well as how we want to be measured.
In 2017, we launched the Bayer Transparency Initiative, an important milestone to help promote transparency, foster a deeper understanding of crop protection product safety standards, and create a platform for open dialogue regarding the safety of our customers and the general public.
As a leader, Bayer is fully committed to upholding the highest ethical and responsibility standards, strengthening access to health and nutrition, and further reducing its environmental footprint. We will apply the same rigor to achieving our sustainability targets as we do to our financial targets.
In our more than 150-year history, we have grown into a global company with locations in nearly every country. We have a diverse, international focus that values cross-border and cross-division collaboration.