GROW stands for Growing Representation & Opportunities for Women. Its vision is for women to have equal representation, leadership and recognition at all levels, and for men to champion this equality.
GROW implements initiatives that promote an accountable and inclusive culture committed to women's growth and achievement.
As part of our ongoing Inclusion & Diversity efforts, Bayer Switzerland has launched peer coaching groups as a development opportunity for women at different levels. Through peer coaching, we create platforms whereby business coaches and respected leaders act as mentors, sharing their knowledge and experience and providing support.
In 2020, Bayer Switzerland conducted an equal pay analysis and had the entire company reviewed with regard to pay equity between men and women. The analysis confirmed equal pay between the sexes* (*taking into account various factors such as professional experience, education, seniority, category of position) and entitles Bayer Switzerland to bear the acbe (Association of Compensation & Benefits Experts) "Fair Compensation" seal. This nationally recognised award is given to companies that have their compensation system reviewed and certified according to recognised criteria.
Women in Management
The proportion of women in management is reviewed annually. Currently, Bayer Switzerland has 53% women in management. In senior management this is 35%.