Nonfinancial and Other Disclosures by Bayer AG

The importance of Bayer AG within the Group has increased as a result of the business lease agreements described in Chapter “Corporate Structure”. Further disclosures are necessary due to the transfer of the operational business of Bayer Pharma AG and Bayer CropScience AG in Germany to Bayer AG and the related increase in the number of employees to 17,072 (2016: 2,322). This pertains especially to reporting on significant nonfinancial information, which also became mandatory for the parent company Bayer AG as a result of the CSR Directive Implementation Act that went into effect in 2017.

The integrated presentation was selected in the management report for the nonfinancial statement to be issued for the first time in 2017 pursuant to Section 289 b through e of the German Commercial Code (HGB). All disclosures, provisions, described processes and key data contained in the preceding statements in the management report apply to the Bayer Group including Bayer AG. No additional aspects were identified pursuant to the CSR Directive Implementation Act that apply exclusively to Bayer AG.

The following table contains significant nonfinancial and other key data of Bayer AG. Further information on the business performance and the situation of the company is found in Chapter “Earnings; Asset and Financial Position of Bayer AG.”

Nonfinancial and Other Key Data of Bayer AG

 

 

2017

1

Full-time equivalents (FTEs)

R&D expenses (€ million)

 

2,186

Employees1

 

17,072

Employees by function1

 

 

Production

 

8,858

Marketing and distribution

 

936

R&D

 

5,468

General administration

 

1,810

Employees by gender1

 

 

Women

 

6,104

Men

 

10,968

Personnel expenses (€ million)

 

2,045

Pension obligations (€ million)

 

4,251

Short term incentive program (€ million)

 

194

Procurement spend (€ billion)

 

3.9

Safety

 

 

Recordable Incident Rate (RIR)

 

0.52

Lost Time Recordable Incident Rate (LTRIR)

 

0.34

Loss of Primary Containment Incident Rate (LoPC-IR)

 

0.21

Environmental protection

 

 

Total energy consumption (terajoules)

 

7,878

Total greenhouse gas emissions (million metric tons of CO2 equivalents)

 

0.69

Water use (million cubic meters)

 

4.74

Total waste generated (1,000 metric tons)

 

302