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Ratings, Rankings and Awards

Our sustainability commitment to our employees, the environment and the community and our corporate sustainability performance continuously receives recognition from outside organizations. The awards, ratings and rankings below are a selection of recent honors in the areas of sustainability and social commitment.

Bayer’s Sustainability Performance

Ratings

Access to Medicine Index 2016 – Bayer ranked 12th

The Access to Medicine Index rates the contribution the 20 biggest pharmaceutical companies make to improving access to medical care in developing countries. In this index that is published every two years, Bayer achieved 12th place. Bayer contributes to the achievement of sustainability goals with its long-standing commitment in the field of family planning, its collaboration with the WHO on Chagas disease and African sleeping sickness and its development activities with respect to Chagas and river blindness.


About the Rating

The „Access to Medicine Foundation“ (ATM) was set up in the Netherlands in 2005 with the goal of improving access to sustainable health care, particularly in developing countries. This global initiative is supported not only by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation but also by the Dutch foreign ministry, the UK AID and more than 50 institutional investors.

Access to Seeds Index 2016 – Bayer ranked 3rd

The Access to Seeds Index ranks globally leading seed companies actions and their efforts for enhancing the productivity of smallholder farmers.

Bayer is ranked 3rd in Field Crop Seed and Vegetable Seeds respectively in the first publication of the ‘Access to Seeds Index’.

In the Access to Seeds Index, Bayer is recognized for its commitment to global food security, smallholder farmer development and the assigned responsibilities for senior executives.

Bayer is also recognized for its multi-stakeholder initiatives such as Food Chain Partnerships and the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, the Much More Rice programs in Vietnam, India and Ghana, and important contributions to local gene banks.


About the Rating
Access to Seeds Foundation is an independent organization supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs.
The goal of the Access to Seeds Index is to create transparency around the activities of seed companies and to identify leadership and best practices in the industry. The insights generated by the Index enable a dialogue with the industry on where it can step up its efforts to improve its performance over time towards enhancing the productivity of smallholder farmers.

Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) 2016 – Bayer an international Leader in Its Sector in Climate Protection and sustainable water management

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The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) has once again rated Bayer as one of the leading international companies in the pharmaceuticals sector in regard to climate protection. In conducting its comparative study of the world’s 500 largest stock-market-listed companies, the CDP focused on their strategic approach to the challenges of climate change. Bayer was awarded CDP Leadership Status with an “A” rating, the highest given.

Bayer’s commitment combines measures for reducing greenhouse gas emissions with the development of resource-conserving products and solutions. The Group is pursuing its target of reducing specific greenhouse gas emissions by 15 percent by the year 2020 compared with 2012 levels, for example.

Part of the Group’s strategy is to cultivate new business models that take advantage of opportunities offered by digitalization. The company wants this approach to also tap into even more potential for reducing greenhouse gas emissions – whether in production, distribution or application of its products and services.

In agriculture, for example, Bayer is going to place even greater emphasis on “digital farming” in the future, by providing detailed, comprehensive information on growing conditions that will help farmers to optimize their use of resources.

In addition, Bayer has been providing in-depth, transparent coverage of climate-related aspects in its Integrated Annual Report for years.


CDP-Water

The renowned ratings agency CDP has confirmed Bayer’s position as one of the leading international companies for sustainable water management. According to its own information, the CDP compared strategies and measures for the efficient use and protection of this most valuable natural resource at over 600 large companies worldwide. Bayer was one of 24 companies to obtain the top “A” rating and leadership status.

The United Nations defines clean water as a key goal of sustainable development. Bayer is committed to playing a role in achieving this objective, both in its own production and in the application of its products as well as along the whole value chain. In its production operations, the company therefore uses water as efficiently as possible, treats wastewater and endeavors to reduce or avoid water emissions. Bayer also has comprehensive production and management systems in place for in-house water management.

Agriculture accounts for roughly 70 percent of global fresh water consumption. Bayer regards helping customers achieve sustainable water usage as part and parcel of its product stewardship efforts. Anywhere the Group markets crop protection agents, farmers are instructed how to use them properly so as to prevent the risk of contaminating surface water, groundwater or bodies of water. In addition, Bayer markets an innovative system for the safe disposal of leftover crop protection agents. The company also promotes the use of new, efficient irrigation systems and will be placing even greater emphasis on digital farming in the future by providing detailed, comprehensive information on growing conditions that will help farmers to optimize their use of natural resources.

About CDP
The CDP is a non-profit organization that serves the needs of institutional investors by annually gathering and evaluating climate data submitted by the world’s 500 largest stock-market-listed companies. According to the CDP, this information is currently used for investment decision-making by more than 800 investors managing fund assets of approximately USD 100 tr

Here you can download our CDP reports:
http://www.annualreport2016.bayer.com/cdp-reports.html

Dow Jones Sustainability World Index 2016 – Bayer Successfully Included for the 17th Time

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Bayer is once again included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World). Bayer is thus one of very few companies worldwide to have qualified for the 17th time in succession for one of the most important sustainability indices. This underlines Bayer’s position as one of the leading sustainably-driven companies in the pharmaceutical industry, the sector to which the company is assigned in this index.

For the DJSI World, the Swiss rating agency RobecoSAM assessed some 2,000 of the world’s largest listed companies on behalf of the index provider S&P Dow Jones Indices according to the “best-in-class” principle: a detailed analysis determines the 10 percent of companies in a given sector that have the best overall economic, ecological and social performance. Within its sector Bayer was rated particularly highly in the areas of integrated reporting, supplier management and stakeholder engagement.

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The DJSI World serves as a guide for institutional investors who place particular value on sustainability, helping them to assess the sustainability performance of companies represented on the index.

FTSE4Good Indices 2016 – Bayer listed since 2001

The half-yearly check carried out in December 2016 brought renewed confirmation of Bayer's inclusion in the FTSE4Good Index. To be included in these index, companies must fulfill strict ecological and social criteria relating to issues such as environmental management and climate protection, employees' rights, tackling corruption, sustainability in the supply chain and sustainability reporting. In the FTSE ESG rating Bayer was the first German company in the chemical sector to be included in the top six.


About the Rating

Bayer has been included in the FTSE4Good index series ever since it was launched by the Financial Times and the London Stock Exchange (FTSE) in 2001. The FTSE4Good index series is a highly regarded international sustainability index.

oekom research 2016 – Bayer above Average in a Sectore Comparison

On a scale from A (top) to D, Bayer was awarded a C+ by the ratings agency oekom research in 2016, and was thereby significantly better than the average for all chemical sector companies assessed.


About the Rating
Oekom Research AG is a rating agency in the sustainable asset segment that examines companies according to a wide range of ecological and social criteria. These criteria include employees and suppliers, social responsibility and product stewardship, corporate governance, sustainability of products, environmental management and eco-efficiency.

STOXX® Global ESG Leaders – Bayer Listed Since 2014

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In 2014, Bayer was included for the first time in the STOXX® Global ESG Leaders Index. In 2015 and 2016 Bayer was able to confirm this rating.


About the Rating
The STOXX® Global ESG Leaders Index offers a representation of the leading global companies in terms of environmental, social and governance criteria. The best 25 percent of sustainable companies in the investment universe qualify for the Index.

Rankings

Good Company Ranking 2016 – Bayer Ranked 2

Bayer was awarded second place in the latest Good Company Ranking of the DAX 30 companies. According to the organizer, Kirchhoff Consult AG, this is the biggest sustainability ranking in Germany. The assessment focused on companies’ performance in the areas of society, employees, the environment and financial integrity. Bayer was rated particularly highly in the area of society, among other reasons because of its systematic dialogue with its various stakeholders and the integration of the results of this dialogue into the company's decision-making processes. In the environment category, Bayer's activities for maintaining sustainability standards in the supply chain were assessed particularly positively.

About the Ranking
The Good Company Ranking 2016 is based on data for the 2015 fiscal year. The assessment was performed by a scientific committee under the direction of Professor Edeltraud Günther from TU Dresden University.

RobecoSAM 2017 – Bayer's Sustainability Honored with Bronze Class

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Bayer is one of the top-scoring companies in the pharmaceutical industry and has received the Bronze Class distinction for its particular sustainability performance from RobecoSAM again in 2017. Companies whose score is within a range of 5 percent to 10 percent from the score of the Industry Leader receive the RobecoSAM Bronze Class distinction.

About the Ranking
Since 1999, RobecoSAM has been assessing and documenting the sustainability performance of about 2,500 corporations on a yearly basis. In the process, RobecoSAM has compiled one of the largest global databases on corporate sustainability.

Bayer as an Employer

Science Magazine’s Top 20 Employers for Scientists – Bayer Moves up 4 Places to Rank 16

For the fifth time in a row, Bayer was included in 2014 in Science Magazine's Global Top 20 Employers for Scientists. Bayer thus improved its ranking by 4 places compared to the previous year, moving up to 16th.

About the Ranking
The ranking is based on a survey of around 5,400 scientists from the areas of biotechnology, biopharmaceuticals, medicine and other related areas.

Universum Ranking – Bayer Ranked Second as Employer of Choice for Young Scientists in Germany and Mexico in 2014

Bayer is ranked as an Ideal Employer - Science students regard Bayer as one of the most attractive employer in natural sciences in Germany, Spain, Mexico and Vietnam.

About the Award
Universum produces its prestigious "ideal employer" ranking annually on behalf of German business magazine Wirtschaftswoche. The consulting company is a market leader in employer branding and has more than 25 years’ experience in this field.

Top Employers 2017 – Bayer Achieved 1st Place in the Focus Employer Ranking

Bayer is Germany’s top employer in 2017. The company attained this position in the “Focus” ranking of employers and thus became the first enterprise from the German chemical and pharmaceutical industry to be named the country’s best employer.

About the Ranking
The ranking is based on a study conducted by the statistics institute Statista together with the careers network “Xing” and the employer assessment platform “kununu.” Here 100,000 employees were asked whether they would recommend their employer and how they rate other employees from the same industry.

Bayer as a Brand and Company  

Best Brands Award 2017 – Bayer Is Part of the Top 10 for the First Time

Bayer is one of the best german corporate brands in an international comparison. It is the first time Bayer is ranked in the Top 10 of the “Best Brands 2017”.

About the Award

The Best Brand Award is conferred every year since 2004 in the categories “Best Corporate Brand”, “Best Product Brand” and “Best Growth Brand” as well as in a special category, which changes yearly. The award-winning candidates are determined in a complex, representative study conducted by the german consumer research institute (GfK). This is the stand-out feature of the award because the winners are chosen solely by consumers.

“CoreBrand Index” 2016 – Bayer Ranks 3rd among Top Global Brands

CoreBrand Index 2015: Top 100 Most Powerful Brands in 2015

A powerful brand: Bayer has taken the 3rd spot in the international CoreBrand Index 2016 of the best and strongest company brands, just behind Coca Cola and Hershey and ahead of Walt Disney and Apple. That was the outcome of an analysis carried out by the Tenet Partners company.

About the Index
Every year Tenet Partners analyzes the market recognition of listed companies in putting together its CoreBrand Index (CBI). The best and most powerful brands, enjoying both high awareness as well as positive brand perception, are summarized in their “Top 100 Most Powerful Brands of 2016” report.

Brand Finance Global 500 – Bayer Ranked 1st in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Bayer is among the world’s top brands in the pharmaceutical industry according to the current ranking by London-based rating agency Brand Finance, in which the company took second place in 2016.

About the Rating
Each year Brand Finance determines the most influential and valuable brands using the “Royalty Relief approach”. This applies parameters such as sales forecasts and the brand strength index to calculate how much the rights to a brand are worth.

Fortune's World's Most Admired Companies 2015 – Bayer Ranked on Place 3 in Chemicals

In the "World’s Most Admired Companies" ranking by U.S. magazine Fortune, Bayer comes third out of all chemical companies worldwide in terms of its image. The Group enjoys a good reputation in the industry, in particular in the areas of innovation, social responsibility, financial standing, product quality and global competitiveness.


About the List

The “Most Admired” list is the definitive report card on corporate reputations. The ranking is based on a survey of 4,100 executives, directors and analysts representing a total of 668 companies from 29 countries. Fortune’s survey partner Hay Group started with approximately 1,400 companies: the Fortune 1,000, i.e. the 1,000 largest U.S. companies ranked by revenue; non-U.S. companies in Fortune’s Global 500 database with revenues of $10 billion or more. Hay then selected the 15 largest for each international industry and the 10 largest for each U.S. industry. To create the 55 industry lists, Hay asked executives, directors and analysts to rate companies in their own industry on nine criteria, from investment value to social responsibility. A company’s score must rank in the top half of its industry survey to be listed.

Bayer Is Part of Thomson Reuters Top 100 of Global Innovators 2016

Bayer is one of the most innovative companies in the world, as shown by Thomson Reuter's current “Top 100 Global Innovators” ranking. After 2011 and 2015 Bayer was included for the third time in 2016.

About the Award
Since 2011, Thomson Reuters has published its list of the world’s 100 most innovative companies. The ranking assesses patents and citation data with regard to the criteria scope, success, globalization and influence based on the Derwent World Patents Index (DWPI) and the Derwent Patents Citation Index (PCI).

BCG.perspectives – Bayer achieved 11th place of the most innovative companies

Bayer was one of the world’s most innovative companies again in 2016. The company retained its position from the prior year in the “The Most Innovative Companies” ranking of Boston Consulting Group, once again coming in at number 11.

About the Ranking
Each year since 2005, Boston Consulting Group has published a ranking of the world’s 50 most innovative companies. The assessment is based on a survey of some 1,500 executives from the area of innovation.

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