Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, nutrition and high-tech materials. The Group comprises of 302 subsidiaries and markets 5,000 products. Its business operations include Bayer HealthCare (pharmaceutical and medical products), Bayer CropScience (crop protection and non-agricultural pest control) and Bayer MaterialScience (supplier of high performance materials such as polycarbonates and polyurethanes). Its operations are supported by the service companies, Bayer Business Services, Bayer Technology Services and Currenta.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Bayer Corporation: Gregory S. Babe; Revenues: $39.7 billion (2009); Employees: 108,400 (Global, 2009); 16,300 (North America, 2009)
Climate Change Targets
Bayer set three climate change goals for 2005 - 2020: Bayer Material Science will decrease its specific greenhouse gas emissions per ton of sold product by 25 percent, Bayer HealthCare will decrease its absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 5 percent, and Bayer CropScience will decrease its absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 15 percent. Furthermore, Bayer seeks to cut CO2 emissions from vehicles by 20 percent between 2007 and 2012.
Statements on Climate Change
“In our mission, Bayer: Science For A Better Life, we define our role as a good and responsible corporate citizen. We take climate change very seriously as an environmental and economic challenge and look forward to joining the BELC and its member companies in engaging and furthering a substantive dialogue in this challenging area.” said Bayer Corporation President and CEO Greg Babe.
Relevant Links: Bayer Company Web Site, Bayer Sustainability Web Site, Bayer Sustainability Report, Bayer Climate Program