The safety and well-being of our employees is a top priority. Wherever possible, employees in affected areas are encouraged to work from home. Employees who can only carry out their work at the site follow extended safety and distance regulations.
We continue to look after our employees’ health and safety
- We have taken the necessary measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus within our sites.
- We follow the guidance and orders provided by Governments and Health authorities and update our employees on the latest developments.
- All employees can continue to work from home until further notice if their duties allow. With schools and day care centers closed, this gives them the flexibility to temporarily look after their children themselves or make alternative arrangements.
- At all our locations worldwide, we comply with four safety principles: Stop! Entry, Keep Distance, Practice Hygiene and Wear Masks.
Our employees go the extra mile to fight COVID-19 in their communities and beyond – here are a few examples
- Since March 2020, nearly 140 volunteers from Bayer have supported local health authorities in the analysis of more than 1,000 COVID-19 test samples per day at Bayer Pharma's laboratories in Berlin.
- Employees across R&D, Communications, Legal, Commercial, Quality and others volunteered to augment staffing at our Radiology production site in Indianola, PA, to ensure continued support of patient imaging procedures during the pandemic. Volunteers are loading syringes and tube sets on the packaging machines, working on the manual assembly lines, and stuffing pouches for packaging.
- The employees of the Technical Discovery Center (TDC) in Chesterfield, MO stepped in to produce more than 400,000 face shields in cooperation with Stratasys, a leading manufacturer of 3D printers, to help doctors, nurses, and first aiders protect themselves from infection because, unlike respiratory masks, these shields also protect the top half of the person’s face.
- Colleagues at our facility in Lerma, Mexica converted a 3D printer to produce transparent face shields to donate to hospitals, health centers and other health facilities in the country.
- Employees at our sites in Dormagen, Germany and Proquina, Orizaba, Mexico, have produced more than 61,000 liters of urgently needed disinfectants and distributed them free of charge to the surrounding communities.