Enhancing Transparency at Bayer 

Reporting Matters


Transparency is the prerequisite to strengthen trust and a top priority for Bayer. We understand the importance of reporting and the role it plays in promoting transparency. 


This page is dedicated to centralizing report resources by providing easy access to the reporting landscape at Bayer. Our aim is to strengthen communication through our reporting, to address our material issues and their full disclosure, and to create and publish content targeted to the needs of analysts and general audiences. The reports we publish vary in their focus and depth. Our main corporate reports and publications are supplemented by special ad-hoc reports:


Main reports and publications:
Bayer Sustainability Report

Our sustainability reporting is aligned to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards and the 10 principles of the U.N. Global Compact (UNGC). For 2022, our sustainability reporting is also aligned with the requirements from SASB (Sustainability Accounting Standards Board) and TCFD (Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures). Clear nonfinancial indicators help us measure our performance.

Our integrated Annual Report, which combines our financial reporting and our nonfinancial statement and contains all material sustainability information required by commercial law can be found here.

Bayer Sustainability Highlight Report

This report highlights key facts and achievements regarding our Sustainability commitments and targets which we aim to achieve through our own business activity and our employees' endeavors. It is a summary of the Sustainability Report, designed to improve the reader’s experience.

Crop Science Sustainability Progress Report

The Crop Science Sustainability Progress Report supplements the Bayer AG Sustainability Report and provides a closer look at the many ways the Crop Science division is advancing sustainable agriculture and creating the best possible outcomes for farmers, consumers, and our planet.

Focus reports, Polices and Code of Conduct:
Bayer Human Rights Policy

Bayer supports the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and several globally recognized declarations for multinational enterprises.

Bayer Supplier Code of Conduct

The Bayer Supplier Code of Conduct is made available to our suppliers with the goal of strengthening our mutual understanding of how well-established principles and standards of sustainability should be practiced in day-to-day business, including the advancement of efforts to contribute to the better health of people, while protecting the planet.

CDP Climate

Bayer's CDP Climate (Carbon Disclosure Program) report highlights the significant measures that Bayer is taking to tackle climate change, promote sustainability, and secure long-term profitability.

CDP Water

The Bayer CDP Water (Carbon Disclosure Program) Report emphasizes our commitment to disclose and minimize our environmental footprint concerning water security.

CDP Forest

In Bayer's CDP Forest Report (Carbon Disclosure Program), we provide information on our production, sourcing, and utilization of palm oil, which is a forest risk commodity.

TFCD Report

Bayer endorses the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations concerning the disclosure of climate-related information. Our report incorporates all 11 TCFD recommendations, which are classified into four categories: Governance, Strategy, Risk Management, and Metrics & Targets.

Furthermore, we address controversies proactively to support an objective assessment of our ESG performance. Our newest reports describe how the business we conduct adheres to international frameworks such as the UN Global Compact principles, the processes implemented, and the evaluation mechanisms we follow:
UN Global Compact

This report serves as an additional document complementing our Sustainability Report 2021 to underline how Bayer ensures adherence to the 10 principles of the UN Global Compact in detail. Using a new approach, we have structured this report based on the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)’s “Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business Conduct” for each principle.

Bayer Neonicotinoid_Report

Bayer has developed an annual report that details our stewardship and risk mitigation measures for neonicotinoids, aimed at promoting transparency for our key stakeholders and the general public. The report emphasizes our unwavering dedication to the safety of our products.

Genetically Modified Crops

The intent of this report is to provide information about the role and benefits of GMOs in sustainable agriculture and the global food system and to shed light on our efforts towards minimizing impact on the environment.  

Sustainable Pesticide Management

This report highlights Bayer’s commitment to sustainable pesticide management and our adherence to the Food and Agriculture Organization, and World Health Organizations Code of Conduct on Pesticide Management.