Bayer plc is a subsidiary of Bayer AG - one of
the world's largest and most diversified chemical and pharmaceutical
companies. Bayer plc is the major company in the Bayer Group's United
Kingdom and Republic of Ireland Region.
Bayer's products are involved in every major area
of industrial, commercial and domestic life including building and
construction, automotive components, electrical white goods,
computers, business machines, food and drink, textiles, diagnostic
instruments, medicines, agrochemicals, animal health and
Bayer's businesses help satisfy basic human needs
for products such as medicines, nutrition, clothing, housing, mobility
and information. They serve to improve the quality of life in all
parts of the world and must therefore be safe to handle, transport and
use, and stay safe during final disposal.
Bayer is committed to the principle that it has a
responsibility towards the public, its customers, employees and the
environment. This commitment has been formalised in the 'Responsible
Care' policy, that all Bayer employees are required to follow in their
day-to-day duties. The Responsible Care guidelines explain the
company's principles internally and externally:
Product Stewardship... from cradle to grave
Environmental Protection... highest industry standards,
wherever our products are used around the world
Occupational Safety... managing the risks and providing
a lead for other industries to follow
· Dialogue... for better understanding of everybody's
point of view
The Tower Biology System at many Bayer sites is
now in use with many other chemical companies worldwide to process
waste water. The
biological efficiency and energy savings in the Tower Biology process
result from the release of large amounts of oxygen from air forced
through the system during their ascent to the surface of the liquid.
This improved influx of oxygen is made possible by specially-designed
fluid injectors developed by Bayer Engineering.
In the Community:
As a diversified, international healthcare and
chemicals company, we have many responsibilities - one of which is to
generate benefits for the communities in which we operate. This may
happen through support at a national, or international level,
sometimes firmly business linked, and often driven by the needs of the
Here in the UK/Ireland we also believe in the
importance of local community support - listening to them and deciding
the ways in which we can work together most appropriately. Our
communities are our hosts, they provide us with our working
environment, our employees and our licence to operate.
The Bayer Group prides itself on its research. In
recent years the Group has spent an average of £4 million every day
on research and capital investment. This intensive global investment
has ensured that half the Group's annual sales of some £20 billion
are generated from products developed by its own research in over 15
Today about 40 percent of Bayer's sales are
generated by products that did not even exist 10 years ago - a tribute
to the quality of Bayer's research.
A mainstay of Bayer's research efforts is the
Central Research Division, with approximately 1,500 employees from all
scientific and technical disciplines.The creativity center of the
company sometimes works on research projects that are independent of
the day-to-day business of researchers and developers in the
market-oriented business groups. But they also assist the business
groups in solving problems that the groups cannot solve themselves.
Central Research provides a wide range of services: for instance, they
conduct analyses and literature research and obtain chemicals and
equipment for the business groups.
Central Research maintains close ties with many
universities and research institutes worldwide. Bayer researchers are
increasingly cooperating with scientists from these organizations.