Delivering on our Sustainability Commitments

Our Journey Towards Regenerative Agriculture

Farming has always thrived on innovation. From the very beginning, farmers have sought better ways to nourish themselves, their families and their communities. This continues today as we continually strive to find more sustainable solutions that can help farmers grow enough to support a growing population.

At Bayer, our global presence, leading market position in agriculture and tailored farming solutions are driving the shift toward regenerative agriculture. We aim to decrease the climate footprint of farming, reduce the environmental impact of crop protection, enable smallholder farmers, and improve water use.

At the same time, we'll work to restore nature by improving soil health, enhancing biodiversity, reducing water usage and sequestering carbon. We're doing this while also supporting farmers in their efforts to increase agricultural yields, farm productivity and incomes with new sources of revenue.

Our Crop Science division’s sustainability transformational commitments focus on the following key areas:

By 2030, Bayer aims to:

1Our reduction target refers to an overall base year greenhouse gas intensity that includes the weighted emission intensities of 18 crop-country combinations. Base years are defined individually for each crop-country combination, using  data from either harvest year 2020, 2021 or 2022 depending on the availability of data.
2The crop-country combinations Italy-Corn and Spain-Corn were not selected based on these factors but were additionally included because data were already available. 

3Base year calculated with data from 2021, validation process still ongoing