Safety management and the continuous development of a safety culture are a cornerstone of corporate responsibility in the Bayer Group. Preventing accidents and incidents in day-to-day work, when operating production facilities, and on work-related travel and transportation routes where people or the environment may suffer harm or damage has top priority for us.

Responsibility for safety is defined through appropriate directives such as our Corporate Policy “Safety at the Bayer Group.” Our safety management is based on four pillars:

  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • Process & Plant Safety
  • Transportation Safety
  • Product Stewardship

Occupational Health and Safety

Safeguarding the occupational health and safety of our employees, and of the employees of contractors under the direct supervision of Bayer, involves preventing work-related accidents and occupational illnesses, assessing potential hazards, ensuring comprehensive risk management and creating a healthy working environment.more

Process and Plant Safety

We aim to design and operate our processes and production facilities in such a way that they do not pose any inappropriate risks to employees, the environment or neighboring communities. This is conditional upon an effective system to ensure plant safety being in place that enables operational risks to be identified, remedied and reduced and their effects mitigated. We are continuously working to further develop the safety culture, the expertise of employees and the globally applicable corporate policies on process and plant safety, which prescribe uniform processes and standards for evaluating risks and establishing suitable safety measures.more

Transportation Safety

In this case, safety means having procedures in place that ensure that materials are handled, transported and stored according to the relevant regulations and their respective hazard potential and that suitable logistics and warehouse suppliers are selected. Details are specified in the corporate policies “Transportation Safety,” “Warehousing” and “Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Audits.” more

Incident and Emergency Planning

We ensure safe working conditions and an environment where our employees can work safely and without fear and undertake international business travel without risk. 

Bayer has taken steps at the global and local levels to prepare the organization for crisis situations. Accordingly, incidents are recorded, reported and handled in line with a globally applicable standard procedure, the Bayer Emergency Response System. more