Sustainable Development

A Competitive Advantage. A Better Tomorrow.

Sustainable Development – which to us essentially means future viability – forms an integral part of our business strategy. Together with our life values, our mission “Bayer: Science For A Better Life” serves as the foundation for our sustainable activities. We are convinced that we can only achieve lasting commercial success if we balance economic growth with ecological and social responsibility.


Our Business: Sustainability permeates all aspects of our business at Bayer. Health care and nutrition are essential to the well-being of society, as are innovative, high-tech materials. We possess an innovative and viable product portfolio that can make significant contributions to sustainable development throughout the globe.


Our License to Operate: Responsible corporate governance that minimizes our business risks forms the foundation for Bayer’s business activities. Our focus is on acting responsibly in the areas of corporate compliance, human resources policy, product stewardship, occupational health, environmental protection, safety, and supplier management as set forth in detail in internal regulations. These include the Bayer Sustainable Development Policy; our Human Rights Position, which also covers working conditions; the Corporate Compliance Policy; our Supplier Code of Conduct; the Responsible Marketing & Sales Policy; and the Directive on Process and Plant Safety.


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