Our ecosystem is already over-burdened in certain respects, particularly with regard to biodiversity and the nitrate input into our soil. The expanses the agricultural industry uses for cultivation make it one of the contributors to these problems. It is also responsible for generating almost a quarter of greenhouse gas emissions and accounts for nearly 70 percent of water consumption. As a leading agricultural company, we are conscious of these issues and consider it our responsibility to develop far-reaching solutions. We see this as our duty and aim to include the entire value-added chain in the process.
Above and beyond that, Bayer will engage in further climate-related and environmental efforts – such as supporting projects to preserve (rain) forests and using more environmentally friendly packaging materials throughout the Group.