Corporate Profile and Structure

Value Creation

By delivering innovative products and solutions, Bayer creates value for its stakeholders at all stages of the value chain. We operate production sites worldwide, invest in research and development, work with international and local suppliers and contribute to the economic development of our target markets. As an employer, we provide jobs in industrialized, emerging and developing economies and create purchasing power through the salaries we pay. We contribute to public finances and thus support public infrastructure through the payment of taxes and other levies.

Value Chain Stages

Value Chain Stages (chart)

The value added statement shows the direct financial value our business activities create for our stakeholders. We define value added as the company’s total operating performance in the previous fiscal year less the costs of procured and consumed goods and services, depreciation, amortization, impairment losses and impairment loss reversals.

Bayer Group Value Added 2017

Bayer Group Value Added 2017 (pie chart)

1 Total operating performance = sales + other operating income + financial income / equity-method income (loss)
2 Bayer AG dividend proposal for 2017

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