Transparency in Crop Protection

Highly Hazardous Pesticides Management at Bayer

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Bayer follows a globally applied, stewarded approach to managing HHPs grounded in the FAO-WHO ‘Guidelines on Highly Hazardous Pesticides’ and the FAO-WHO International Code of Conduct on Pesticide Management. 

Bayer leverages its stewardship capabilities – for our entire portfolio - from product development decisions to risk mitigation based on agricultural needs and local crop/use-scenarios.

Furthermore, Bayer has stopped selling WHO Class 1 crop protection products (FAO HHP criterion #1) already back in 2012. 

Today, HHP related sales account only for a minor share of our business.

UN FAO’s and WHO’s Guidelines on Highly Hazardous Pesticides provide the internationally agreed definition of HHPs and the criteria to identify HHPs, alongside guidance for effective HHP management.