Doing something meaningful. Together.
Growing more crops on less land, taking swift action to slow climate change, and bringing the right treatment to patients when and where they need it. When it comes to tackling the world’s great challenges, we rise to the occasion. Because our people experiment and innovate in an expression of our collective culture. They affect change – big and small – individually, as teams, or as part of globe-spanning innovation initiatives.
Underpinning our focus on innovation, sustainability and the cultivation of a more inclusive and equitable world is the firm belief that living our values and empowering everyone at Bayer is key to achieving our purpose as a life science company and our vision “Health for all, hunger for none”.
We live our values. That’s life.
Our culture thrives on what we call LIFE values – Leadership, Integrity, Flexibility and Efficiency. These four core values guide us in our daily work and mindful interactions with colleagues, stakeholders, and customers. LIFE describes a holistic mindset that helps us foster a culture emphasizing caring, collaboration, and mutual trust in a learning organization. Processes and tools for people management build on LIFE to bring our values – yes, yes, we’re going there – to life.
People in leadership roles at Bayer put their team first. They communicate shared visions and set milestones that inspire and energize. Taking on people responsibility means nurturing talent, understanding feedback as a source of growth, and to keep on learning every day.
Our people match words and actions. We act sustainably, balancing business growth with environmental and social responsibility. Our teams integrate diverse perspectives and ideas and tap talent, know-how, and skills across functions and divisions.
We value flexibility in every corner of our working culture. Our teams make customer goals their own and collaborate to create value. They are safe spaces that encourage ideas, experiments, innovation, and curiosity. Our people try new tools and technologies and drive our digital transformation.
We encourage people to take on responsibility, take swift and pragmatic action, explore more effective approaches, and empower people around them. We break down complexity to communicate with clarity and support each other when the going gets tough to reach milestones as a team.
The power of feedback
At Bayer, we encourage an environment where everyone feels safe to open-up, give and receive authentic feedback. While validating feedback raises self-confidence, self-awareness, and enthusiasm for learning, giving – and accepting – critical feedback is a skill that requires constructive intent, a supportive environment, and a mindset that recognizes it as a learning opportunity. As a learning organization, we rely on open feedback to help us boost enthusiasm and identify things that might be slowing us down.
To foster an open feedback culture, we have established frameworks, processes, and tools our people can leverage. But we also encourage everyone to just go and talk to someone, email them or pick up the phone.
Making a difference
Sustainability is about more than just mitigating risk. It’s a way of creating value that benefits everyone. It’s a way to care. It allows us as an organization to grow and affect social and environmental change by enabling everyone at Bayer to make an impact where it counts most – in healthcare, food security, and climate protection.
We embrace and encourage our employees’ unique identities
As a global organization, we owe much of our success to the individual differences, unique capabilities, diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and life experiences of Bayer employees around the world who enrich and energize our shared corporate culture. With people from 154 nations, creating an inclusive environment where everyone regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, nationality, disability, veteran status, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation feels belonging and able to contribute is important to us.
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