Mission&Values

LIFE

We are committed to operating sustainably and to addressing our social and ethical responsibilities as a good corporate citizen, while at the same time respecting the interests of all our stakeholders. Employees with a passion for innovation will enjoy excellent development opportunities at Bayer. Our values play a central role in our daily work and are intended to guide us in fulfilling our mission. These values are represented by the word LIFE.

LIFE is an acronym for Bayer’s key values and leadership principles: Leadership, Integrity, Flexibility and Efficiency. These values apply to everyone at Bayer and are integrated into our global performance management system for managerial employees. Our values-based culture ensures a uniform identity across the enterprise transcending national boundaries, management hierarchies and cultural differences.

Each of these four values is illustrated with seven examples:

Leadership

  • Be passionate for people and performance
  • Show personal drive, inspire and motivate others
  • Be accountable for actions and results, successes and failures
  • Treat others fairly and with respect
  • Give clear, candid and timely feedback
  • Manage conflicts constructively
  • Create value for all our stakeholders

Integrity

  • Be a role model
  • Comply with laws, regulations and good business practices
  • Trust others and build trustful relationships
  • Be honest and reliable
  • Listen attentively and communicate appropriately
  • Ensure sustainability: balance short-term results with long-term requirements
  • Care about people, safety and the environment

Flexibility

  • Drive change actively
  • Be ready to adapt to future trends and needs
  • Challenge the status quo
  • Think and act with customers in mind
  • Seek out opportunities and take calculated risks
  • Be open-minded
  • Embrace lifelong learning

Efficiency

  • Manage resources smartly
  • Focus on activities that create value
  • Do things simply and effectively
  • Deliver with appropriate costs, speed and quality
  • Speed up good decision-making
  • Be accountable for consistent execution
  • Collaborate for better solutions