Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Bayer Honored as Newsweek’s America’s Greatest Workplaces 2024 for Diversity

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This award recognizes Bayer's impact and commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace where all employees feel respected and supported. 

WHIPPANY, NJ – March 15, 2024 - Bayer, a global leader in healthcare and agriculture, is recognized as one of America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity for the second consecutive year by Newsweek and Plant-A Insights Group. The award highlights organizations across the United States prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within their workforce, and its preliminary survey of 220,000+ individuals included representation at over 1.5 million companies.  

 

At the heart of Bayer's mission is a commitment to improve the lives of all Americans by addressing their unmet health and nutrition needs. A critical way Bayer will achieve Health for all, Hunger for none is by creating a culture where all employees feel respected and supported. 

Asha Hope
We’re incredibly proud to be recognized by Newsweek as one of America's Greatest Workplaces for Diversity. At Bayer, diversity is a moral and strategic imperative; we stand firm in our belief that employees from diverse backgrounds will fuel our innovation pipeline to address the planet’s health and nutrition needs.
Asha A. Hope
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VP & Head, North America DE&I

Bayer's DE&I initiatives encompass programs and policies to promote diversity and inclusion at all levels of the organization. These efforts include recruitment strategies for underrepresented talent through partnerships with organizations such as LAGRANT and MANRRs as well as HBCUs. Additionally, Bayer’s nine Business Resource Groups provide meaningful insights and help drive business strategy, while providing leadership development programs, and training for employees to understand the importance of cultivating diverse perspectives.  

 

Through Bayer Fund, the philanthropic arm of Bayer in the United States, we drive diversity within the communities we operate. Since the program's inception, we’ve awarded over $13.4 million to over 2,700 charitable and nonprofit organizations to help address essential needs in Food and Nutrition, STEM Education, and Health & Wellness.  

 

About Bayer

Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the life science fields of health care and nutrition. Its products and services are designed to help people and the planet thrive by supporting efforts to master the major challenges presented by a growing and aging global population. Bayer is committed to driving sustainable development and generating a positive impact with its businesses. At the same time, the Group aims to increase its earning power and create value through innovation and growth. The Bayer brand stands for trust, reliability and quality throughout the world. In fiscal 2022, the Group employed around 101,000 people and had sales of 50.7 billion euros. R&D expenses before special items amounted to 6.2 billion euros.  

 

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