Relevant Positions

Bayer Modern Slavery Statement


By publishing a public modern slavery statement Bayer sets a clear signal against modern slavery, forced or compulsory labor and human trafficking.


As a founding member of the UN Global Compact and in line with our commitment to respect the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights as well as the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights, we stand for respecting human rights in everything we do. We have no tolerance for violations of human rights, modern slavery nor human trafficking. We are committed to respecting and fostering human rights within our own business activities and in business relations along our value chains.
To set a sign against modern slavery, forced or compulsory labor and human trafficking we summarize and publish our efforts and yearly progress to combat violations of human rights in a Modern Slavery Statement. It encompasses the human right of not to be subjected to slavery, servitude, or forced labor and serves to fulfill our legal reporting requirements.


Bayer's Modern Slavery Statement 2020

    We have summarized our yearly progress in a statement adhering to the legal requirements of

    the Australia Modern Slavery Act (PDF, 1.77 MB)


    We are continuously working to improve our human rights due diligence approach. Our most important activities in 2020 were:

    • Conduction of a status quo analysis of our company-wide human rights activities,
    • Starting of a company-wide human rights risk assessment,
    • Detailing of our sustainability risk classification approach in Procurement enabling a more detailed view of the risks in the categories of environment, social (e.g. child labor, forced labor, working conditions) and governance (e.g. data privacy) standards.


    Previous versions of the statement

    The corresponding law was passed in 2018. Bayer is therefore reporting for the first time about 2020.