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Setting Sustainability Standards
Bayer has developed a Supplier Code of Conduct which sets forth key social, ecological and ethical standards that the Bayer Group expects its suppliers and subcontractors to share.
Bayer supports the ten principles of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) on Human Rights, Labor, Environment, and Anti-Corruption as well as the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. This Bayer Supplier Code of Conduct is based on, amongst other international standards: the UNGC, the International Bill of Human Rights, the International Labor Organization’s (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the UNGPs, the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, the UN Convention Against Corruption, the Convention on Biological Diversity, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as well as the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal, the Stockholm Convention on persistent organic pollutants (POPs), and the Minamata Convention on Mercury.
The principles expressed in Bayer’s Supplier Code of Conduct comprise an important component of supplier selection and evaluation. Moreover, we expect our suppliers to replicate these standards further down the supply chain. Bayer’s Supplier Code of Conduct is therefore made available to our suppliers with the goal of strengthening our mutual understanding of how sustainability should be practiced in day-to-day business.
Current version as of Dec 2022
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To help our suppliers practice sustainability in their daily business, we have developed a “Supplier Code of Conduct Guidance,” which is based on the Supplier Code of Conduct. This document aims to provide concrete examples of good practices and benchmarks which suppliers can use, and references such as the regulatory framework and standards governing Bayer’s sustainability efforts.
Current version as of Dec 2019
Updated version coming in April 2023
If you as our supplier or one of your employees believes that a Bayer employee is acting unlawfully, we want to encourage you or your employee to report your concerns to our Compliance Hotline.