Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, agriculture and high-tech materials. As an innovation company, it sets trends in research-intensive areas. Bayer’s products and services are designed to benefit people and improve the quality of life. At the same time, the Group aims to create value through innovation, growth and high earning power.
Bayer is committed to the principles of sustainable development and acts as a socially and ethically responsible corporate citizen. In fiscal year 2012, Bayer employed 110,500 people and had sales of €39.8 billion. Capital expenditures amounted to €2 billion, R&D expenses to €3 billion.
Bayer AG defines common values, goals and strategies for the entire Group. The three subgroups and three service companies operate independently, led by the management holding company. The Corporate Center supports the Group Management Board in its task of strategic leadership.
Our mission “Bayer: Science For A Better Life“
Bayer is an innovation company with a long tradition of research. By applying science to the major global challenges, we deliver innovations that address unmet customer and market needs.
Our focus on innovation is the key to maintaining or gaining a leading position in every market in which we operate. It is also the foundation for improving the lives of many millions of people:
We help patients around the world by preventing, alleviating and curing diseases as well as improving diagnosis.
We ensure a sufficient supply of high-quality food, feed and fiber.
We make significant contributions in the fields of energy and resource efficiency, mobility and home living – to name just a few.
By working sustainably and accepting our role as a socially and ethically responsible corporate citizen – and by committing to our Bayer values – we create benefits for the communities in which we live.
Science For A Better Life: this is the promise we all give to our stakeholders.