Working on behalf of a better life
Bayer maintains business activities in about 150 countries. The company sees itself as a good corporate citizen in every country in which it is present, and as such aims to help solve social problems and overcome global challenges. In roughly 300 different projects, we provide funding and make available our economic and technological know-how, while our employees for their part display tremendous commitment. Such social activities have been a key element of Bayer's corporate policy for more than a century, and play an essential role in the company's success.
With all our initiatives, we strive to improve people's future perspectives. For example, we support both schoolchildren and talented scientists. We assist young environmentalists around the world and aim to ease social hardship and safeguard health care in less affluent countries too. We also promote sports and culture as important and meaningful leisure pursuits that help bring people together.
Bayer is the first private-sector partner to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), helping to win over young people around the world to the cause of environmental protection. Together with National Geographic, we have established the Global Exploration Fund, which supports innovative research aimed at overcoming the global challenge of providing the world's population with sufficient drinking water. We are also testing the efficacy of a substance that has proven effective in other applications with the goal of making a new tuberculosis drug available in developing countries at affordable prices. With these and numerous other initiatives, the Bayer Group practices Corporate Social Responsibility. We are working to improve people's lives – in keeping with our mission statement “Bayer: Science For A Better Life.”