The Sustainability Council of Bayer

8 Council Members

An independent external Sustainability Council advises the Board of Management of Bayer AG and other functions within the company in all sustainability matters.


Tasks of the Sustainability Council

The Sustainability Council helps Bayer further develop the sustainability elements of its business strategy and provides guidance on the contribution that Bayer can make with its research and development. It independently examines the progress made by Bayer in the implementation of its sustainability targets. The Council also promotes cooperation with networks in the areas of society, education, industry and politics.

We set ourselves ambitious quantitative sustainability targets to be achieved by 2030, focused especially on environmental aspects as well as on women, smallholder farmers, and people in underserved regions. I am very proud that we were able to gain the services of such recognized experts for our Council, with tremendous knowledge and experience concerning precisely these objectives
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Matthias Berninger
Head of Public Affairs and Sustainability

In order to perform their work, the members of the Sustainability Council receive access to relevant documents and experts within the company. The Sustainability Council meets twice yearly in full. Members of the Board of Management also attend these meetings. Furthermore, the members of the Council individually support Bayer in specific matters. The Council reports annually on the progress of its work.