Social Commitment

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.

Bayer Sustainability Camp: American and German school students Paul Schulze, Anna-Lena Eickelberg, Yannik Cormaux and Tre’Von Walker (from right) get actively involved during the 2012 Sustainability Camp in Pittsburgh.

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 2013 Bayer provided some €50 million (2012: €49 million) for these activities. As with its business operations, Bayer’s social commitment is based on innovation and pioneering spirit.


We concentrate our commitment on three fields of action: education and research, health and social needs, and sports and culture. In Southern Africa, we currently contribute to various worthy causes in line with our global focus areas.