Health and Safety

Health and Safety Have the Highest Priority for Bayer

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We are fully committed to the health and safety of all the people that work for us. We’ve set out the details of this commitment in our 2022 Sustainability report.

To best pursue Bayer’s mission of “Health for All, Hunger for None”, we know that “Health for All” must start with the people working at Bayer. Health and Safety are therefore integral parts of our daily work and that of our contractors.

Ensuring the safety of people working at and for Bayer and of those who live near our sites is our highest priority. We extend these ambitions to our supply chain, too. Bayer focuses on taking consistent precautions – to ensure healthy working conditions and safety in day-to-day work, in the operation of production facilities, and on work-related travel and transportation routes.

Safeguarding the occupational health and safety of our employees, and that of the employees of contractors (commissioned outside companies) who are under the direct supervision of Bayer, involves preventing occupational accidents and occupational illnesses, assessing potential hazards, ensuring comprehensive risk management, and creating a healthy working environment.

Occupational injuries and occupational illnesses

In 2023, our Recordable Incident Rate (RIR) - which covers all occupational injuries and illnesses suffered by Bayer employees and employees of contractors under the direct supervision of Bayer, leading to medical treatment that goes beyond basic first aid - was at 0.42 cases per 200,000 hours worked, which is equivalent to 457 occupational injuries worldwide (2022: 416).
Recordable injuries with lost workdays constituted 237 of the total of 457 occupational injuries, meaning that the corresponding parameter, the Lost Time Recordable Incident Rate (LTRIR), increased from 0.18 in 2022 to 0.22 in 2023.

Regrettably, seven employees lost their lives in work-related traffic accidents in 2023.