Mission & Values

Science For A Better Life

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We help diagnose, alleviate or cure diseases, improve the global food supply and contribute to an active, modern lifestyle.

Passionate People Can
Create Change


Our business success is largely attributable to the knowledge, skills and commitment of our employees. It is their ability to innovate and their willingness to embrace continuous development that drives our position as a world-class innovation company.


Sustained success is only possible if we create working conditions that allow all employees to utilize their talents optimally. This is why we value diverse perspectives and provide our employees with the ongoing training they need to remain at the top of their respective fields.


Our Mission & Values

Bayer is a world-class innovation company improving the health of humans, animals and plants. With our products, we are contributing to finding solutions to some of the major challenges of our time. The growing and increasingly aging world population requires improved medical care and an adequate supply of food.


Our goal is to achieve and sustain leadership positions in our markets, thus creating value for our customers, stockholders and employees. To this end, our strategy is designed to help solve some of the most pressing challenges facing mankind, and by doing this exceptionally well, we aim to strengthen the company’s earning power. We are committed to operating sustainably and to addressing our social and ethical responsibilities as a corporate citizen, while at the same time respecting the interests of all our stakeholders.


LIFE Values

At Bayer, we know our mission of Health for All, Hunger for None is bold. To help us fulfill that goal, our work is guided by our LIFE values -- Leadership, Integrity, Flexibility and Efficiency.

Here's a brief description of our LIFE values and behaviors:

  • The team wins when all our stakeholders and employees are also winning.

  • Be committed, determined and results driven. Persist in the face of challenges and setbacks.

  • Lead with purpose and understand what success looks like. Build, inspire and develop a winning team.

  • Grow yourself and others by making it a priority to actively and continuously learn and be future ready.

  • Balance growth with ecological and social responsibility.

  • Always act with integrity, honesty and transparency.

  • Create an environment where new ideas and different opinions are welcome.

  • Build partnerships internally and externally.

  • Anticipate and have clarity around customer needs, taking into account the big picture and thinking strategically.

  • All employees have a role to play, no bystanders allowed.

  • Remember that Risk and Failure are paths to learning and success.

  • Use Data Analytics and other digital tools to provide insights to support better decision making.

  • Confront difficult situations without avoidance, embrace decision making and be answerable for our own actions.

  • Simplify complex information and provide clarity for others to get the job done.

  • Act in a speedy and pragmatic manner, adapt quickly to changing environments without sacrificing quality and long-term goals.

  • Create an environment safe to challenge the status quo.

If you’re passionate about our Mission and Values, visit our Careers site.


Innovation Begins with Our Products

For over 150 years, Bayer has been an innovation company rooted in science. Our presence in the U.S. harkens back to the mid-19th century as a chemical company making dyes in Albany, NY. By the late 19th century, we moved into the healthcare field with the introduction of one of our flagship products, Aspirin. Throughout the next two centuries, we have developed scientific and medical breakthroughs and continued creating some of America’s most loved brands.


In line with our mission “Bayer: Science for A Better Life,” we aim to improve people’s quality of life. For this endeavor, we focus on our core competency of developing and successfully commercializing innovative products and solutions based on scientific knowledge.


  • Our solutions help farmers in America provide adequate nutrition to our growing population while maintaining the health and sustainability of our environment.
  • We are improving people’s quality of life by preventing, alleviating or curing diseases.
  • We are developing innovative care for animals—providing family pets with a longer, better quality of life and ensuring the health and safety of livestock.
  • Our high-tech polymer materials are making significant contributions in areas such as energy and resource efficiency for mobility, construction and home living.