Since 2013 Bayer's Integrated Annual Report combines our financial and our sustainability reporting. Integrated reporting means that Bayer will no longer publish a separate Sustainable Development Report. Our aim in integrating the two previous publications is to elucidate the interactions between financial, ecological and societal factors and underline their influence on our company’s long-term development.
The Annual Report is available online and as a print version. The online Annual Report contains supplementary information and is therefore called the "Augmented Version." The online version contains the notes to the consolidated financial statements of the Bayer Group, along with additional information. The print version contains numbered online annexes which refer the reader to additional information in the Augmented Version. You can enter these numbers in a search mask on any page of the online Annual Report to directly access the annexes.
Until 2012 we demonstrated in our Sustainable Development Report how we create a sustained balance between economy, ecology and social responsibility and what contribution we make to sustainable development worldwide, fully in keeping with our purpose: “Science For A Better Life.” Since 2013 the Bayer Sustainable Development Report is integrated in the Annual Report.