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Climate Protection

Without suitable countermeasures, global temperatures will rise by well over 2 degrees Celsius. This will threaten our planet’s ecosystems, jeopardize the health of people, animals and plants, and place the food supply for a growing world population at risk. Bayer is therefore taking several steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions within our company and along our entire value chain in accordance with the Paris Agreement.

 

Our Sustainability Targets for climate protection by 2030:

  • Bayer wants to be climate neutral by 2030. To accomplish this, we will implement energy efficiency measures at our sites and convert 100 percent of the purchased electricity to renewable energies. The remaining emissions will be offset by purchasing certificates from climate protection projects with recognized quality standards.
  • We aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions along the up- and downstream value chain through cooperation with suppliers and customers.
  • Our targets are in line with the goal of the Paris Agreement to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, or well below 2 degrees Celsius. We have joined the world's leading Science Based Targets initiative, which transparently reviews our reduction targets. This initiative was founded by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), the UN Global Compact, the World Resources Institute (WIR) and the World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). More than 800 companies have now committed themselves to actively addressing the challenge of climate change and setting transparent targets for reducing their emissions in line with the Paris Agreement.

 

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  • In addition, Bayer will work with farmers to reduce the ecological footprint of agriculture, which currently accounts for about 25 percent of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. We want to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in major agricultural markets – per kilogram of crop yield – by 30 percent by 2030. This applies to the most emitting cropping systems in regions Bayer operates. This includes Bayer helping farmers to use climate-friendly methods, such as reducing plowing and using digital solutions, to reduce CO2 emissions.
  • Bayer will engage in further climate-related and environmental efforts – such as reducing the environmental impact of crop protection by 30 percent by 2030, supporting projects to preserve (rain) forests and using more environmentally friendly packaging materials throughout the Group.

 

More about our climate program

 

1 Scope 1 and Scope 2 (market-based) emissions of the environmentally relevant sites, i.e. those with annual energy consumption of more than 1.5 terajoules, including emissions from the vehicle fleet

 

2 Science-based climate target that complies with the goal of the Paris Agreement to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, or well below 2 degrees Celsius