Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Our vision: We make the mix work!

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At Bayer Switzerland we are committed to building a work environment that encourages diversity, strengthens equity and fosters inclusion. We aim to bring diverse perspectives, work experiences, lifestyles and cultures together, to create a work environment based on trust and respect where everyone can thrive and that will be inducive to achieving our business goals. For us, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) is more than just policies and talks – we live our promise, in short: «We make the mix work»

DE&I is an integral part of who we are as a company, how we work and how we see our future. We believe that differences in age, origin, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, physical abilities, thinking style and background, are an asset to our working environment.

Attracting, developing and retaining a workforce that reflects the diversity of our clients is essential to our success. It leads to more creativity, more open dialogue and the best solutions, because without different ways of looking at things and thinking, there would be no innovation.

With this vision, we want to communicate our commitment to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace at the Bayer sites in Switzerland in line with the global DE&I strategy. In Switzerland, the activities are steered by a local DE&I Council composed of representatives from the divisions, sites and the country organisation.

In addition, employees are involved in various network groups to give a voice to the different stakeholders – both within our company and towards our customers. This helps Bayer to cultivate an inclusive work environment and provide appropriate products and services to its customers.

Our Strategy
Since September 2019, Bayer has a defined DE&I strategy and made creating a more inclusive work environment a strategic priority. The strategy is built on four key pillars: People, Culture, Partner and Brand.

Growing diverse talent that belongs and thrives.

We attract diverse talent, ensure equitable growth opportunities and co-create an inclusive, accessible workplace where people can reach their full potential.

Be You. Be Bayer.

We empower every person to bring their authentic selves to work every day. We celebrate each individual’s unique contributions to shaping a culture where everyone feels represented and belongs.

Championing partnerships grounded in shared values.

We collaborate with diverse partners, stakeholders and communities that we serve, guided by our shared values and belief in Health for all, Hunger for none.

Creating a better Bayer for a better world.

Powered by diverse people and perspectives, we're unrelenting in our pursuit of innovative, sustainable solutions that advance life. That's Science for Better.

Employee network groups

Employee network groups play a crucial role in promoting inclusion & diversity at Bayer. They give a voice to the different stakeholders both internally and externally. This helps Bayer to cultivate an inclusion-based work environment and to offer appropriate products and services to its customers.