Names, Facts, Figures about Bayer

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.

A growing and aging world population requires an adequate supply of food and improved medical care. Our research and development activities are therefore focused on improving people’s quality of life by preventing, alleviating and treating diseases. At the same time, we are making an important contribution to providing a reliable supply of high-quality food, feed and plant-based raw materials. Our understanding of the biochemical processes in living organisms helps us address these demanding challenges.

Our goal is to achieve and maintain leadership positions in our markets. In this way we create value for our customers, stockholders and employees, at the same time strengthening the company’s earning power.


We are committed to operating sustainably and addressing our social and ethical responsibilities. We also respect the interests of all our stakeholders. Employees with a passion for innovation enjoy excellent development opportunities at Bayer. All this goes to make up our purpose:



Exclusive Focus on the Life Science Businesses


Following the stock market flotation of Covestro, we reorganized the Bayer Group effective January 1, 2016, and are now focusing on our Life Science activities. These businesses hold leading positions in innovation-driven, rapidly growing markets.


Together, the Life Science businesses make up a strong, attractive and balanced portfolio that is resistant to fluctuations in demand and to potential risks. Our operations are managed in three divisions – Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Health and Crop Science – and the Animal Health business unit, which are also reporting segments.

Structure of the Bayer Group



The Bayer Group comprises 241 consolidated companies** in 79 countries throughout the world. Global headquarters are in Leverkusen, Germany.

** fully consolidated subsidiaries (as of October. 27, 2017)



Our Employees


On December 31, 2017, the Bayer Group had 99,820 employees worldwide.




Bayer Stock


  • Included in nearly all the major share indices
  • Traded on all German stock exchanges
  • Dividend per share: EUR 2.80 (2017)