Protecting Today on Improving Tomorrow
What is Sustainable Development ? “Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." (“Brundtland Commission” in 1987)
For all of us, Sustainability of our business is serious matter that we need to tackle properly.It is now well known that our planet will run out of non-renewable resources, that the world population is expected to continue to grow significantly (from currently 7.3 to 9.4 Bio in 2050) and that climate change induced by human activity will accelerate if we continue to use these resources as we do.
Consequently, we need to invent together a balanced approach between Business, Environment and Societal aspects to maintain our license to grow, the medium- and long-term.
Bayer ES commitment to our customers is to “Provide first-choice solutions to protect and care for the environment in which we all live, work and play”. A pre-requisite of a first-choice solution is that it must incorporate sustainability considerations – reducing environmental impact.
At Bayer, we stand for “Science For A Better Life”. And in order to make a real impact towards a “Better Life”, sustainability needs to be a driving principle behind our innovation, strategies, operations and solutions.
Growing your business (economic impact)We are convinced that effective & sustainable pest management and increased hygiene levels, raising standards, will benefit to the reputation of your customers, the value of private and commercial property as well as public places.
Fostering healthy environments – and well-being of communities (societal impact)Raising hygiene and well-being standards is crucial to protect communities e.g; against the health risks posed by pests and disease-carrying vectors. The impact of your work on the safety, health and well-being of communities cannot be underestimated.
And healthy environments such as parks, gardens and sports fields, etc. are not only a beautiful retreat but also a powerful natural and social resource. They provide recreational space for family members and friends to gather, exercise and relax. They help to cool the immediate area in summer and remove pollutants from the air while releasing oxygen.
Caring for the environment (environmental impact)As a responsible company committed to Sustainable Development, we deeply evaluate the environmental impact of our solutions through a life cycle assessment and dedicate our innovation abilities to bringing newer and better product and services that require fewer resources, treatments, applicators that allow targeted applications, responsible sourcing, sustainable packaging and improved waste disposal management. Equally, we are committed to customer training and the responsible and safe use of our products. And we are continuing to develop natural alternatives and low-dose active ingredients and service solutions to complement our portfolio.
Bayer has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, the FTSE4Good and the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index for more than ten consecutive years. In 2012, Bayer received additional praise as the as we were honored with the SAM Sustainability Award and were conferred the Gold standard in the area of sustainability.