Our donations

Basel Cancer League

As Bayer Switzerland, we have been supporting the Basel Cancer League since 2014. This partnership is particularly important to us: because as a highly respected institution, the Cancer League understands the challenges for sick people and for society.

Schweizer Jugend Forscht
As Bayer Switzerland, we have been contributing to the Swiss Youth Research Foundation (Schweizer Jugend forscht) since 2019. This well-established foundation aims to awaken young people's interest in science and encourage them to conduct independent research. And we are happy to support them in this.

Verein Gassenküche Basel
The Gassenküche in Basel offers people in need a free breakfast or dinner for only CHF 3. Around 200 guests are served per day. The Gassenküche Basel association comprises about 50 volunteers and is financially supported by us.

Sozialwerk Pfarrer Sieber
Since 1988, the Sozialwerk Pfarrer Sieber has been putting all its energies into supporting people in need with the aim of reintegrating them into social structures as best as possible. Around 180 employees and an additional 350 volunteers are committed to helping people in need. And as Bayer Switzerland, we also make our contribution to the social welfare organisation.

Donations during COVID-19
As Bayer Switzerland, we supported the Basel-Stadt Medical Service and the Cantonal Crisis Management Team during the COVID 19 pandemic.

Debra Schweiz
Our Consumer Health Division supports DEBRA Switzerland in 2021 as part of a partner programme. DEBRA Switzerland has been the patient organisation for people suffering from the congenital, currently incurable skin disease epidermolysis bullosa (EB) since 1998. The foundation advises and supports those affected as well as their relatives.

Stiftung Theodora
The Consumer Health Division is also working with the Theodora Foundation in 2021. This foundation aims to brighten the daily lives of children in hospitals and specialized institutions through joy and laughter. To this end, the foundation organizes and finances weekly visits by professional artists – the dream doctors.

Schtifti Foundation
The Stifti Foundation's health promotion and education program "Gorilla" advocates for a youth that takes responsibility for itself and the environment. We support this commitment so that the young generation is actively sensitized about topics such as healthy nutrition, sustainability, food waste and consumer behavior.  

In 2021, we will use our donation to fund workshops as part of the Quims program, which supports schools with many students from foreign-language, immigrant and socially disadvantaged families.

Charitable activities

Swiss Red Cross
Twice a year, we work closely with the Swiss Red Cross to provide life-saving blood donations for the blood bank in Basel together with our employees. At the same time, you can register as a blood stem cell donor.

Eden Reforestation Foundation
The Eden Reforestation Foundation is a non-profit organization that restores natural landscapes destroyed by deforestation in developing countries. In 2021, we will launch a pilot project at Bayer Switzerland together with the app "eevie – your climate guide". We want to raise awareness among our employees and help them reduce their own carbon footprint and monitor their own behavior from an environmental perspective. The principle is simple: those who make their habits more sustainable are rewarded with points. We redeem the points collected by the entire Bayer Switzerland team and support the reforestation projects of the Eden Reforestation Foundation. 

National Clean-up-Day 
From 2021, we as Bayer Switzerland will participate in the national Clean-Up Day in September. Switzerland's Clean-Up Day is embedded in the international "Let's Do it!" movement founded in 2008, which campaigns worldwide to clean up the social problem of littering.