• About Us

    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 contributing to finding solutions to some of the major challenges of our time.

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Overview

Bayer is 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 contributing to finding solutions to some of the biggest challenges of our times. The company employs 99,820 people worldwide, and around 900 in Australia/New Zealand, the Bayer Group has operations in nearly all countries of the globe. Worldwide operations are managed from Group headquarters in Leverkusen, Germany. More

Research at Bayer

Innovation is a cornerstone of our purpose “Science for a better life” and a core element of our strategy. We define innovations as new solutions that generate added value for our customers and society. Our activities focus on innovative products based on our strong research and development competencies. They are accompanied by process, service and business model innovation. More

The Bayer Group

The Bayer Group is managed as a life science company with three divisions – Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Health and Crop Science – and the Animal Health business unit, which are also our reporting segments. The corporate functions, Business Services and the service company Currenta support the operational business. In 2017, the Bayer Group comprised 237 consolidated companies in 79 countries throughout the world. As described in further detail below, Bayer’s interest in Covestro AG stood at 24.6% as at the end of the reporting period. Covestro is no longer a reportable segment and has been accounted for using the equity method as of the beginning of the fourth quarter of 2017. More