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Management & Governance
- Bayer Sustainability Council
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- UN Global Compact
- Group Regulations
- Protection of Biodiversity
- Modern Slavery Statement
- Position on Global Product Strategy
- Position on Responsible Care
- Position on Deforestation and Forest Degradation
- Position on Insect Decline
- Raising the Bar on Crop Protection Safety Standards
- UN Sustainable Development Goals
- Position on Sustainable Beef Production
- Supplier Management
- Commitment & Overview
- Political Engagement
- Code of Conduct for Responsible Lobbying
- Transfers of Values to Healthcare Professionals
- Science Collaborations
- Product Stewardship
- Transparency Reporting
- Societal Engagement
Reports and Regulations
We strive for maximum transparency in our publications. Bayer is dedicated to scientific research and technological progress, incorporating sustainability into our operations is not just a trend – it is a necessity. With our Reports and Regulations we go beyond compliance; it showcases our commitment to environment, social and governance (ESG). In doing so, we want to be trustworthy and binding in our actions in relation to our stakeholders.
This page is dedicated to centralizing report resources by providing easy access to the reporting landscape at Bayer. Our aim is to strengthen communication through our reporting, to address our material issues and their full disclosure, and to create and publish content targeted to the needs of analysts and general audiences. The reports we publish vary in their focus and depth.
Our sustainability reporting is aligned to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards and the 10 principles of the U.N. Global Compact (UNGC). For 2022, our sustainability reporting is also aligned with the requirements from SASB (Sustainability Accounting Standards Board) and TCFD (Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures). Clear nonfinancial indicators help us measure our performance.
This report highlights key facts and achievements regarding our Sustainability commitments and targets which we aim to achieve through our own business activity and our employees' endeavors. It is a summary of the Sustainability Report, designed to improve the reader’s experience.
The integrated Annual Report combines our financial reporting and our nonfinancial statement, which contains all material sustainability information required by commercial law. Our aim is to elucidate the interactions between financial, ecological and societal factors and underline their influence on our company’s long-term success.
Focus reports, Regulations and Code of Conduct:
The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Index discloses our relevant sustainability information to our investors. Our SASB report therefore provides a summarized overview of Bayer’s reporting practices and contains structured information on sustainability disclosure topics.
The Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) provides information to investors about a companies’ activities to mitigate the risks of climate change and how these activities are governed. Bayer’s TCFD report helps to improve and increase transparency of our reporting of climate-related financial information.
The Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) is a sustainability regulation from the European Union which standardizes ESG disclosures in finance, aiming to increase transparency for sustainable investment products in the markets and to prevent greenwashing. Bayer’s SFDR Index ensures consistent reporting to support investment decisions.
This report serves as an additional document complementing our Sustainability Report 2021 to underline how Bayer ensures adherence to the 10 principles of the UN Global Compact in detail. Using a new approach, we have structured this report based of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)'s "Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business Conduct" for each principle.
The Bayer Supplier Code of Conduct sets forth key social, ecological and ethical standards that the Bayer Group expects its suppliers and subcontractors to share with the goal of strengthening our mutual understanding of how well-established principles and standards of sustainability should be practiced in day-to-day business, including the advancement of efforts to contribute to the better health of people, while protecting the planet.
Our reporting is also aligned to international guidelines and recommendations, including those on the definition and selection of non-financial indicators and on reporting. In this connection, we observe the OECD guidelines for multinational companies and the ISO 26000 standard. Our selection of indicators and measurement of key data also considers the recommendations of the European Federation of Financial Analysts Societies (EFFAS) for the reporting of non-financial indicators, the Greenhouse Gas Protocol for the field of greenhouse gas emissions, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC).