Sustainable Conduct

Global Respect for Human Rights

Bayer fully supports human rights and has set out its stance in a binding global policy. We are committed to respecting and fostering human rights within our sphere of influence and to reporting transparently on the results of our activities in this area. Alongside working conditions in the Bayer Group, this centers on our expectation that human rights will be respected at all stages in the supply chain, as detailed in our Supplier Code of Conduct. In addition, our LIFE values and (Corporate) compliance comprises the observance of statutory and company regulations on lawful and responsible conduct. Policy commit all employees around the world to fair and lawful conduct toward staff, colleagues, business partners and customers. We are a founding member of the UN Global Compact and respect the United Nations’ Declaration of Human Rights and a range of globally recognized declarations applicable for multinational corporations.

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These include, in particular, the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, the Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy, and the ILO core labor standards The eight core labor standards of the ILO (International Labour Organization) that define the minimum requirements for humane working conditions are internationally recognized “qualitative social standards.” They represent universal human rights that are deemed valid in all countries regardless of their economic development status. of the International Labour Organization (ILO). We also observe the U.N. Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

In 2016, around 87% of our employees received training in the main aspects of our Human Rights Position, in training sessions totaling 220,000 hours. That included training for internal and external security staff. The compliance organizations at Group and country level monitor compliance with the relevant corporate policies. If there are signs of violation, employees can contact their Compliance Officer at any time, anonymously if required. Alternatively, they can contact the Group-wide compliance hotline.