Bayer: Science For A Better Life - Sustainable Development Report 2008

  • 28-May-2009
Time period
  • January 2008  –  December 2008
  • The COP is integrated in our annual Sustainable Development report, which for Bayer is a central element to achieve the goal to give our stakeholders comprehensive and candid information on how we as a company are promoting global sustainable development.We furthermore post it on our website:, where it may be downloaded. We distribute our SD-Report to a wide range of different key stakeholders, ranging from employees, customers, suppliers, investors and analysts, direct neighbors at our sites and of non-governmental organizations (NGOs),

    politicians and the general public.The publication of our SD-Report(print and website)is accompanied by a press release.-

    We point out to e.g.customers and suppliers (on different occasions) that we are not only committed to the UN Global Compact principles, but that we also publish an annual COP.

    With this year's report we connect an online stakeholder survey to obtain feedback on our reporting and stakeholder engagement.

Principles covered
  • Principle 1 - Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights
  • Principle 2 - Make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses
  • Principle 3 - Businesses should uphold freedom of association & effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining
  • Principle 4 - The elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour
  • Principle 5 - The effective abolition of child labour
  • Principle 6 - Eliminate discrimination in respect of employment and occupation
  • Principle 7 - Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges
  • Principle 8 - Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility
  • Principle 9 - Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies
  • Principle 10 - Businesses should work against all forms of corruption, including extortion and bribery
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