Diversity & Inclusion

Our Core Values Guide Our Actions

Diversity, Work Life & Reputation Awards in the U.S.

  • Top Company for Working Mothers: Bayer Corporation has been recognized by Working Mother magazine as one of the nation’s 100 best companies for working mothers eight times.
  • The Catalyst Award: This is the highest honor for diversity in the United States. It was awarded to Bayer for its initiatives and programs to develop women and minorities.
  • Joseph F. Mulach Award: LifesWork of Western Pennsylvania presented Bayer with this award which honors companies’ efforts to eliminate barriers to employment for individuals with disabilities.
  • 2011 ACE Award for Enhancing the Careers of Women in Healthcare: The Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) recognized Bayer’s Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) with the 2011 HBA ACE Award. HBA created the award to recognize corporations’ efforts to strengthen the advancement, commitment, and engagement of women’s careers in the healthcare industry.
  • DiversityInc’s Top 10 Companies for Asian-Americans: Bayer Corporation was named one of DiversityInc’s Top 10 Companies for Asian-Americans, a select list of companies that have demonstrated a long-term commitment to hiring, retaining, compensating and promoting Asian-Americans. Learn More
  • DiversityInc’s Top 10 Global Companies: Bayer Corporation was named one of DiversityInc’s Top 10 Companies for Global Diversity, a select list of companies with strong commitments to creating a diverse and inclusive global culture.

Promoting Diversity in STEM

Bayer, through its Making Science Make Sense® initiative and Bayer USA Foundation investments, works to help address the issue of underrepresentation of women and minorities in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields.

In order to cultivate a robust and diverse STEM workforce pipeline, Bayer engages in a number of efforts, including:

  • Scholarships and fellowships
  • Investments in STEM education reform programs at the elementary, middle and high school levels
  • Public awareness and education campaigns
  • Bayer Facts of Science Education public opinion surveys focused on the topics of diversity and underrepresentation in STEM
  • Employee volunteerism, serving as role models and mentors

Learn more about Making Science Make Sense or explore the Bayer USA Foundation and its philanthropic efforts.

Supporting Diversity & Inclusion at Bayer

Bayer U.S. is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. We embrace and encourage our employees’ differences and believe that our human capital is our most valuable asset. The collective sum of individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture and reputation, but Bayer’s achievement as well. At Bayer we recognize the importance of:

  • Building an inclusive climate of equal and quality treatment for all employees that is directly connected to the company’s strength and competitiveness.
  • Demonstrating how the diversity of our workforce and leadership can help Bayer better understand and satisfy the needs of the diverse communities we serve.
  • Understanding that a diverse employee base brings diversity of ideas, innovation and product solutions. Diversity helps our bottom line.
  • Applying the value of a diverse workforce by developing the skills necessary to enable leaders at all levels of our company to succeed.

For local organization information, reach out to the contacts below.

U.S. Bayer Diversity Advisory Inclusion Council (BDAIC)

The U.S. Bayer Diversity Advisory Inclusion Council (BDAIC) is the overarching D&I council charged with driving Bayer’s initiatives across businesses and functions. The membership consists of a cross section of senior employees from diverse constituencies across Bayer U.S. The (BDAIC) encourages individuals involved with D&I councils and employee resource groups to adopt the following shared goals:

  • Promote education and awareness on matters of diversity and inclusion
  • Create an inclusive and diverse work environment where all employees flourish
  • Promote and participate in inclusive and diverse employee recruiting, retention and development practices
  • Advise and influence executive management on achieving business goals through diversity and inclusion

The BDAIC meets periodically and establishes work groups aligned with the overarching D&I objectives/goals, and designates senior leaders to serve as executive sponsors for employee resource groups. The BDAIC works to provide consistent and efficient leverage of vital resources across Bayer’s D&I landscape.

The U.S. Diversity & Inclusion Business Councils (DIBCS) are site-based, with the intent of achieving diversity objectives that are unique to the specific location. Their membership consists of a cross-section of employees from diverse constituencies, and the organizations (BBTS, BCS, BGP, BHC) they represent. These councils serve in an advisory role to management and strive to implement BDAIC’s overarching strategy within their location.

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are a vital part of Bayer’s Diversity and Inclusion efforts. By giving a voice to diverse constituencies within the company and to customers like themselves, the employee resource groups assist Bayer with cultivating an inclusive workplace and bringing exceptional, targeted products and services to our customers, clients and shareholders.

ERG’s are voluntary, company sponsored groups of employees who work together to promote cultural diversity, awareness, and education and are key partners in Bayer’s efforts to cultivate an inclusive environment and to engage employees around critical D&I objectives.

Employee resource groups also present opportunities for employees to gain critical skills, contribute unique insights on business objectives, and become a part of a sustainable community that inspires loyalty to Bayer. ERG efforts are focused within four areas: community outreach, recruiting and development, financial impact, and workplace culture. Bayer strongly supports ERGs and strives to facilitate their efforts to:

  • Engage employee populations around the importance of supporting diversity and inclusion efforts
  • Promote Bayer’s brand and products within their respective circles of influence and educate peers about the U.S. organization’s unwavering commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
  • Leverage various talent management functions such as recruiting, learning and leadership development, in collaborative efforts to achieve critical Diversity and Inclusion objectives

The following employee groups exist within Bayer U.S:

African American/Hispanic Association (AAHA)
AAHA strives to create an environment that attracts, retains, and empowers African American and Hispanic employees. To join or get more information, please contact: aaha@bayer.com.

BLEND – the global resource group for Bayer’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) employees and supporters
BLEND is the global community for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees and their allies, advocating for openness and respect for all employees.

Bayer Resource for Armed Forces Veteran Employees (BRAVE)
BRAVE promotes an environment and network among all employees to enhance the awareness, understanding and support for military veterans’ issues, culture and working values. To join or get more information, please contact: bravenj@bayer.com.

Bayer Asian Society in America (BASIA)
BASIA provides a network among all Bayer employees to enhance awareness and understanding of Asian culture and working values.

Bayer Professional Development Network (BPDN)
BPDN encourages employees to become involved in the larger community, providing opportunities for them to develop leadership skills and expand their networks. To join or get more information, please send an email to bpdn_communications@bayer.com.

Helping Other People Elevate (HOPE)
HOPE supports employees who have disabilities, or family members with disabilities, leveraging a network to help them manage situations at home, while maintaining focus at work.

Pharmacists at Bayer (PhAB)
PhAB promotes employee awareness and understanding of the value and contributions of pharmacists within the industry while promoting professional development for its members. To join or get more information, please contact: pharmacists@bayer.com.

Professional Parents (ProParents)
ProParents creates awareness and understanding among employees of parents’ diverse roles and contributions in the workplace. They also promote professional development and work-life balance for members, in alignment with Bayer’s mission, vision and values. To join or get more information, please contact: proparents.erg@bayer.com.

Sandwich Generation Networking Groups (SGNG)
SGNG seeks to assist in reducing the stress felt by caregivers as they strive to find appropriate care for their loved ones. Resources are available to caregivers and care recipients of all ages.

Women Leadership Initiative (WLI)
The Women’s Leadership Initiative supports business performance by increasing demand for gender diversity and supporting the advancement of women. To join or get more information, please contact: wli@bayer.com.