1. Working Conditions
With our compensation and benefits we aim to provide an adequate standard of living for our employees and their families.
We foster a work environment where each of us can perform best, innovate and develop. We encourage our employees to fully utilize their potential by offering ample development opportunities and supporting a feedback culture throughout the enterprise.
We respect the right to rest and leisure, including vacation with pay, and the right to family life, including parental leave and comparable provisions as applicable.
Our employees’ lifestyles reflect the diversity of our people. Flexible work-time arrangements empower employees to use opportunities to balance their employment with their personal or family lives by helping them to better plan their leisure time, enabling working parents to make equal use of career opportunities in the company and helping the growing number of employees who take care of close relatives.
2. Diversity and Inclusion
Equal treatment of all employees is a fundamental principle of our corporate policy.
No person is to be unfairly disadvantaged, favored or ostracized because of irrelevant characteristics such as race, national origin, gender, age, physical characteristics, social origin, disability, union membership, religion, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or any unlawful criterion under applicable law.
Harassment of any kind is forbidden.
We expect our employees to be respectful, professional, and fair in their dealings with colleagues and third parties, including customers, suppliers and officials.
Under comparable prerequisites, we provide equal pay for equal work.
3. Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining
We are committed to an open and constructive dialogue with our employees and their representatives.
Our employees are free to join organizations of their choice that represent them. These organizations may engage in collective bargaining according to the applicable legal regulations.
At all Bayer sites worldwide, employees have the right to elect their own representatives. Employees who act as representatives are neither disadvantaged nor favored in any way.
4. Health and Safety
We ensure uniformly high health protection, safety, environmental protection and quality (HSEQ) standards at our sites.
HSEQ regulations are consistently applied worldwide to minimize the occurrence of accidents and incidents.
Experts on occupational safety support line management in preventing illnesses and accidents by implementing appropriate measures.
Our sites offer employees an ample range of health care services, including measures that go beyond health at work.
As a high profile company with a broad-based portfolio and business activities in almost all countries across the globe, we ensure and uphold the Corporate Security Mission: “Protecting our people and our business, minimizing economic losses & disruption and safeguarding the Group’s integrity and reputation.”
Additionally, we offer concrete support for our employees in terms of providing behavior training, training to prevent violence at work, sensitization & awareness training for business trips and crisis management in case of an emergency.
Freedom of fear means a free and fearless working environment in a globalized world. We follow the fundamental right derived from the principle of human security.
6. Forced Labor
All forms of forced and compulsory labor are strictly prohibited.
We comply with all applicable laws and agreements on working time and paid leave.
7. Child Labor
We follow a clear ‘zero tolerance to child labor’ policy in our business operations worldwide.
Our efforts to fight child labor are consistent with the ILO’s (International Labor Organization) core labor standards and the United Nations Global Compact principles.