Corporate Profile and Structure

Corporate Profile

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 helping find solutions to some of the major challenges of our time. With life expectancy continuing to rise, we improve quality of life for a growing population by focusing our research and development activities on preventing, alleviating and treating diseases. We are also making an important contribution to providing a reliable supply of high-quality food, feed and plant-based raw materials.

Our goal is to create value for our customers, stockholders and employees, while also strengthening the company’s earning power. We are committed to operating sustainably and addressing our social and ethical responsibilities. Employees with a passion for innovation enjoy excellent development opportunities at Bayer. All this goes to make up our corporate purpose: “Science for a better life.”

Our corporate values guide us in our daily activities. Represented by the acronym LIFE (Leadership, Integrity, Flexibility and Efficiency), these values apply to everyone at Bayer and are firmly integrated into our global performance management system. Our value culture ensures a common identity throughout the enterprise across national boundaries, management hierarchies and cultural differences.

Bayer Worldwide 2017

North America

Sales in € million

10,143

€10,066 million
(previous year)

Employees

13,001

13,212
(previous year)

R&D1 in € million

1,015

€1,009 million
(previous year)

2016 figures restated

1 Research and development expenses

Latin America

Sales in € million

3,847

€4,402 million
(previous year)

Employees

11,587

12,120
(previous year)

R&D1 in € million

63

€70 million
(previous year)

2016 figures restated

1 Research and development expenses

Europe / Middle East / Africa

Sales in € million

13,388

€13,062 million
(previous year)

Employees

52,380

50,970
(previous year)

R&D1 in € million

3,295

€3,182 million
(previous year)

2016 figures restated

1 Research and development expenses

Asia / Pacific

Sales in € million

7,637

€7,413 million
(previous year)

Employees

22,852

23,290
(previous year)

R&D1 in € million

131

€144 million
(previous year)

2016 figures restated

1 Research and development expenses

2 Transition to Kunming in 2018

Significant research and development location

Significant production location

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