This is Bayer

Bayer is a Life Science company with a more than 150-year history and core competencies in the areas of health care and agriculture. With our innovative products, we are contributing to finding solutions to some of the major challenges of our time.


Guided by our purpose Science For A Better Life, we are striving to prevent and cure disease, improve everyday health and help feed a growing population. We deliver breakthrough innovations in healthcare and agriculture and contribute to a world in which:


  • diseases are not only treated by effectively prevented or cured;

  • people can take care of their own health more effectively;

  • enough food is produced for all while respecting our planet’s natural resources; and

  • business growth and sustainability go hand-in-hand


In short, we contribute to health for all, hunger for none.

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Exclusive Focus on the Life Science Businesses

The Bayer Group is managed as a life science company with three divisions – Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Health and Crop Science. The Enabling Functions support the operational business. In 2019, the Bayer Group comprised 392 consolidated companies in 87 countries.


Our Strategic Levers


1. Shape a leader
We develop a global leader in health and nutrition. We create value with strategy-based resource allocation focused on profitable growth. We position ourselves in attractive areas, in which we can achieve leading positions.

2. Deliver world-class innovation
We innovate at scale to address unmet societal challenges in health and nutrition. We broaden our sources of good ideas, drive disruptive innovation and push the digitalization of our value chain.
3. Generate sustainable impact
We see sustainability as an integral part of our business strategy and operations. Our 2030 targets are in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement.
4. Drive operational performance
We consistently deliver against our financial targets with a focus on profitable growth and returns.

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Organization of Bayer

Board of ManagementCrop Science PharmaceuticalsConsumer Health Enabling functions