Sustainability

Latest Updates

Milestones, projects, collaborations, awards and more – there are regular updates on Bayer's commitment to sustainability. Here you can find the latest news.

MSCI lifts red flag on Bayer controversy

MSCI ESG Research lifted their red flag assigned to Bayer as well as their related allegation of a breach of the UN Global Compact Principles. The updated ESG Controversies Report is now available in MSCI’s ESG Manager. 
During the last years, Bayer was in continuous discussions with MSCI ESG Research and provided substantial information for their assessment. 
Following the removal of the red flag of the ESG rating agency ISS related to neonicotinoid insecticides last year, this is another important milestone in improving Bayer’s ESG profile.
 

Enhancing transparency: Bayer’s UN Global Compact adherence webinar

Transparency is a top priority for Bayer. We further extend our communication on controversial topics through meaningful information helping to evaluate Bayer’s ESG performance fairly and objectively. In the webinar we give a condensed overview about our latest reports on UN Global Compact adherence, GMOs and Neonicotinoid Insecticides


We published the second edition of our Neonicotinoids Report

The Neonicotinoids Report 2022 intends to reflect our responsible business action towards risk mitigation and tracking systems to guarantee the safe use of our neonicotinoid-based products. It has been updated to reflect new developments since the publishing of last year’s edition. Find more information here.


The external Sustainability Council reports on the progress of its work in 2021

The Sustainability Council has published its 2021 Report. It includes the Council’s overall reflection on 2021, highlighting areas where progress was made and where Bayer should do even more in their view.
 

New details about our Crop Protection Environmental Impact Reduction commitment available

Bayer has the goal to reduce environmental impact of its plant protection products by 30 percent by 2030. The new methodological report gives details about the foundations of the performance tracking method including baseline calculation and improvement potentials in line with our target. It is complemented by the new EIR website.

 

Industry Association Climate Review

We are dedicated to a climate policy that is in harmony with our ambitious climate targets. To ensure transparency in this process, Bayer publishes its Industry Association Climate Review.

We are raising the bar on the commitment to tackle climate change
 

LEAF Coalition

Bayer is part of the LEAF coalition, an ambitious new public-private initiative designed to accelerate climate action by providing results-based finance to countries committed to protecting their tropical forests.

More about the LEAF coalition
 

Recognition by the United Nations 

Bayer and its partners, through their Better Life Farming partnership model, receives special United Nations recognition for their support to smallholder farmers.

More about the Better Life Farming partnership model
 

Double A Rating for Bayer

Renowned ratings organization CDP (the “Carbon Disclosure Project”) has once again named Bayer among the leading international companies in the climate and water categories, awarding it the highest rating of double “A”.

More about the CPD ratings
 

Member of the SBTN Corporate Engagement Program

Bayer has joined the @SBT_Network Corporate Engagement Program.

More about SBTN Corporate Engagement Program
 

Three Places up in the Access to Medicine Index 

The 2021 Access to Medicine Index shows how Bayer has advanced by three places in the last ranking, currently in 13th place out of 20 pharmaceutical firms.

More about Ratings, Rankings and Awards
 

Approval by the SBTi

The independent Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has reviewed the climate protection targets of Bayer AG and confirmed that Bayer is playing its part in limiting global warming to 1.5 °C.

More about the (SBTi)