At Bayer, we believe that future innovation will not be judged by its ability to produce more but to produce better. Our long-term success lies not in selling a higher volume of products, but in providing farmers with the best tools and solutions so that they can grow enough using fewer natural resources. The challenge is big, but we’re embracing the seemingly impossible to help secure a better tomorrow.
In recent decades, modern agriculture has allowed farmers to conserve water, protect soil and grow enough food on less land. But we believe it can achieve even more.
At Bayer, we’re committed to a world in which biodiversity thrives in harmony with humankind. Where food security and sustainability go hand in hand. And where agriculture is part of the solution to climate change.
Together with farmers, policy makers, NGOs, food companies, innovators, consumers and manyothers in the agriculture industry, we have the opportunity and responsibility to grasp this moment. To help move humanity forward by challenging what’s possible in the world.
Bayer has been driven by its purpose of Science for a Better Life. While we have always held ourselves to a high standard, conversations with farmers, NGOs, policy makers and our customers, have inspired us to set off on a journey to elevate our efforts in transparency, sustainability and how we engage with our stakeholders.
As we look to the future, this effort starts with sustainability and business commitments that guide how we make decisions and act as a company.
This means recognizing that every commitment to innovation must also be a commitment to sustainability. It means helping farmers sustainably grow crops that lead to more productive harvests while using fewer natural resources and inputs. By giving farmers the best tools and solutions, we can help preserve the environment, conserve resources and work to reduce the use of pesticides and fertilizers dramatically over the years to come.
The most complex challenges — like biodiversity loss, climate change and access to food — require us to both scale and build upon the solutions that are already working, and find new
ones. Today, we’re delivering new innovations that bring together crop protection, advancements in biology, data and cutting-edge digital platforms to support farmers and our planet.
We know our commitment is bold, but it is only the first step of our journey. An effort of this scale requires many different perspectives. And we’re dedicated to incorporating the voices of other agricultural leaders in our global approach.
As with all ambitious goals, we don’t yet have all the answers. But when it comes to the future of farming, for the benefit of our environment, we will continue to seek answers with diverse partners to help make more sustainable decisions.