Message from leadership

Bayer has been in active pursuit of advancing life since 1863.
Our mission is Science for a Better Life. Our foundation is our brand. We believe in science to develop new molecules and technologies to drive meaningful innovation and to improve the quality of life across the world. The Bayer cross is one of the most recognized and trusted global brands attracting passionate, curious and innovative suppliers all around the world. As a pioneer, we aim to develop revolutionary products and solutions, which contribute to finding solutions to the modern challenges of our time. If you have ideas or innovations that may support Bayer in fulfilling its aspiration, we look forward to hearing from you.

Our Commitment

As a world-class company competing successfully on a global scale,

Bayer recognizes that our personnel and supply base should reflect the diversity of an ever-changing market place that knows no geographic boundaries. Our Supplier Diversity Program (SDP) allows us to tap into talented suppliers that have the potential to reduce supply chain risk and be more responsive, innovative and in tune with changing tastes and preferences. As one of the four D&I strategic imperatives at Bayer, our commitment to Supplier Diversity is only one of many ways in which we fulfill our mission and positively impact the communities in which we serve.

Program overview

Bayer has spent billions of dollars with small and diverse businesses

since establishing our Supplier Diversity Program in 1995. Though it is not required to be formally certified to participate in our Supplier Diversity Program, it is strongly encouraged. For more information on small businesses please visit:

A Supplier may be classified as diverse if they are at least 51 percent owned, operated and controlled by a U.S. citizen from one of the following groups:

  • African American/Black
  • Asian
  • Hispanic
  • Native American
  • Person with Disabilities
  • Veteran / Service-Disabled Veteran
  • Woman

For more information on diverse suppliers, please visit:

  • National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and Regional Affiliates
  • National Minority Supplier Development Council and Regional Affiliates
  • USBLN for Disability-Owned and Service-Disabled Veteran Owned
  • US Dept of VA for Veteran/Disabled Veteran-Owned

Goods & Services We Purchase

  • R&D Materials and Services
  • Technical Materials and Services
  • Capital and Construction
  • Contingent Labor and Staffing
  • Facilities
  • IT Goods and Services
  • Marketing Services
  • Direct and Indirect Manufacturing Goods and Services


To learn more about these opportunities, contact:

Register on our website:
Bayer Supplier Diversity website: corporate-responsibility/our-vision/diversity-inclusion/supplier-diversity/