Working on Behalf
of a Better Life


With our core business, we have a major impact on societal development. At the same time, we depend on intact social framework conditions and an innovation-friendly business environment. For us, it is therefore important to contribute to society’s future viability and create value in diverse ways. Within the scope of our social commitment, we thus make targeted strategic investments in the areas of science and education, health, social needs and community projects. This commitment is an integral element of Bayer’s corporate policy.

Throughout the world, Bayer is active in a variety of ways in the core fields of education and science, health and social needs, and sports and culture. With its foundations, the Bayer Group promotes cutting-edge research, talented individuals and innovative educational and social projects. In 2016 Bayer provided some 48 million euros for these activities. As with its business operations, Bayer’s social commitment is based on innovation and pioneering spirit.

We concentrate our commitment on four fields of action:

Education and Science

Elementary students in chemist. Education and research.

With scientific prizes, endowed chairs and fellowships, the "Bayer Science & Education Foundation" supports international young scientists and renowned researchers. In 2016 the company awarded 245 scholarships to talented students, postgraduates and trainees in the fields of natural, life and agricultural science and medicine, with the particular goal of enabling projects abroad.

In addition, Bayer promotes science education of young people. With student scholarship programs we want to help to stimulate interest in science, technology and medicine. more

In 2016 Bayer supported educational scientific projects to the tune of

14 million euros.

Health and Basic Social Needs

Medicare: Helping people with the sickness Chagas

The company donated

14 million euros

to health and social projects in 2016.

In many regions of the world, we are committed to improving the health care and better social living conditions. For this purpose, we cooperate with partners in international programs and support local initiatives.

Another field of activity of our social foundation is the disaster relief. While in case of disasters, the company makes itself immediate relief in the form of donations, the Foundation supports long-term reconstruction projects people who are in distress. more

20 million euros

went toward the promotion of sports and culture in 2016.

Sports and Culture

Social responsibility: sport athlete with artificial leg

Bayer has been actively involved in supporting culture and sports for more than a century, thereby making a sustainable contribution to the cultural life and sports opportunities at its sites in Germany. In 2016 the company provided funding of some 12 million euros for recreational, disabled and competitive sports activities. more