Re-Think our Future: The future is in our hands

Climate change is the biggest challenge we have ever faced in human history. Water shortages, the loss of biodiversity and extreme weather events are just three of the many consequences of climate change. At the same time, the world’s population continues to grow and is aging, which means that consumer and healthcare needs are increasing. Nevertheless, poverty, disease and hunger are not disappearing and threaten to become even worse.

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, we have ten years to stave off the worst consequences of climate change. This vital decade and thus also our greatest opportunity are ready to be seized – because the future is in our hands.

Sustainability as a Guiding Light for our Actions
At Bayer, we are constantly striving to develop new solutions for a better life. Sustainability has thus been a key element of the corporate strategy and an integral component of our actions since 2020. In compliance with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, we have drawn up a defined timetable for all of our sustainability goals up to 2030.

«We need to rethink our future. Respect for diversity, care for the environment and commitment to sustainable development are the value compass for our future. There is a need to adapt the concept of "growth" to values such as "quality of life" and "ecology”.»
Axel Steiger, CEO Bayer (Schweiz) AG

Re-Think our Future
This year at Bayer Switzerland, we founded the Swiss Sustainability Council, which is committed to implement the global requirements locally. Our own local Sustainability Report allows us to transparently provide information about our actions and the effects of our business activities on humans and the environment. 
Our local activities are carried out in line with the motto “Re-Think our Future”. We all need to change the way in which we think in order to sustainably change our future.

With “Science for a better life”, we want to contribute to a world in which

  • diseases are not only treated, but effectively prevented or cured
  • people are able to truly look after their health
  • enough food is produced for all, while the natural resources of our planet are respected  
  • success in business goes hand in hand with sustainability. 

Driving change is what counts. And that is what spurs us on day after day at Bayer. We all are the climate and we all need to make a contribution toward rethinking the future.