Advancing Culture

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Bayer

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Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) aspiration is to live a culture where everyone is valued and enabled to be the best version of themselves – For Better.

At Bayer, we are continuously in pursuit of better: better outcomes for patients, better sustainable practices for farmers, and better products for consumers. 

To be successful, we must live a culture that isn’t just accepting of all its people, but intentionally embraces and celebrates the diverse and unique experiences, backgrounds, perspectives, and knowledge of our team to create impact in the communities we serve and the world. 

Our Employees

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We employ people from around 150 nations. Creating an inclusive environment where employees of all genders, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities and orientations feel welcome and able to contribute is core to creating a great place to work. Our employees proudly reflect the society we live in and demonstrate the value of diverse thinking in bringing best in class solutions for the benefit of all. We search for the brightest talent, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation.

Locally, at Bayer ANZ we work in alignment with our global aspirations as well as ensuring that our efforts make a difference to what matters most to us. 

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In Australia and New Zealand, our DE&I purpose is to create an environment where Difference Matters. And, to achieve our purpose, we have identified three Game Changers and five commitments that we actively work on. These are: 

Game Changer 1: Gender Equity

  • We will have equal representation of genders in all roles, at all levels by 2030, and in all managerial roles by 2025
  • We are committed to closing the pay gap by 2025
  • We will ensure equitable access for all to market leading and inclusive policies and practices

Game Changer 2: First Nations

  • We will deliver the INNOVATE Reconciliation Action Plan by the end of 2025

Game Changer 3: Sexual and Gender Diversity 

  • We will build LGBTIQ+ allyship and advocacy 


Each of these programs of work are powered by employee groups from across all divisions of our business and the groups are open for all members of the Bayer team to join. 


We are making great gains in achieving these commitments and we look forward to sharing more of our success stories with you.