Advancing Culture

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Bayer

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Our DE&I aspiration is to live a culture where everyone is valued and enabled to be the best version of themselves – For Better.

At Bayer, we are continuously in pursuit of better: better outcomes for patients, better sustainable practices for farmers, and better products for consumers. To be successful, we must live a culture that isn’t just accepting of all its people, but intentionally embraces and celebrates the diverse and unique experiences, backgrounds, perspectives, and knowledge of our team to create impact in the communities we serve and the world.


Our DE&I aspiration is supported by four key pillars:

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.

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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.


Our Employees

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We employ people from around 150 nations. Creating an inclusive environment where employees of all genders, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities and orientations feel welcome and able to contribute is core to creating a great place to work. Our employees proudly reflect the society we live in and demonstrate the value of diverse thinking in bringing best in class solutions for the benefit of all. We search for the brightest talent, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation.

Clear commitments

We have established clear global commitments for gender balance throughout the Bayer Group1. We want to demonstrate year-over-year progress towards increasing the number of women at all levels of management globally to 50% by 2030.


We have also defined additional commitments to further diversity at Bayer for 2025 and 2030, covering age structure, nationality, career experience, LGBTQ+ and people with disabilities, among others. Further aspects such as ethnic background and race are integrated into our commitments for our regional organizations.


1 Any commitments are implemented in a manner to comply with local legal and regulatory requirements.

Business Resource Groups (BRGs)

BRGs are voluntary, company sponsored groups of employees who work together to promote cultural diversity, awareness and DE&I education. By giving a voice to diverse constituencies within the company and the community, BRGs assist Bayer with cultivating an inclusive workplace.


By joining a BRG, employees can participate in on-the-job leadership development experiences, gain critical skills, contribute unique insights on business objectives, and actively take part in strengthening Bayer’s inclusive culture.


Five of Bayer’s ten company recognized BRGs have a global footprint with chapters in several continents: BayAfro, BLEND, ENABLE, Grow, and MERGE.

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Resource group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) people and supporters


Resource group for people with diverse abilities
Advocating women’s advancement
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Multigenerational Employee Resource Group Exchange
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Resource group for people of Black/African descent & allies


Each global BRG is sponsored by a member of the Board of Management and an Executive Sponsor from the business. Their role is to provide mentorship and guidance to support critical DE&I objectives and to receive reverse-mentorship and hear diverse perspectives to help shape how we engage with customers, community, and our culture.


Additionally, all nine of Bayer’s BRGs have local sponsors at the country and or site level to support their efforts.

Supplier Diversity

Our focus on supplier diversity allows us to tap into suppliers that have the potential to reduce supply chain risk and be more responsive, innovative and in tune with changing preferences. Learn more about Bayer’s Supplier Diversity Program.

Bayer Foundations

Employees are also encouraged to create change in their local communities, bringing our overall mission “Science for a better life” to life. Bayer’s Foundations support projects around the world. Learn more about Bayer’s Foundations.