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Agricultural biologist Dr. Matthias Haas examines the effect of Sivanto on pests attacking young vegetable plants.
Bayer CropScience Offers Growers Innovative Solution

New Insecticide Sivanto Registered in the USA

Monheim. Bayer CropScience has received the registration for its new insecticide Sivanto from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Sivanto, which was developed to control devastating sucking pests on fruits and vegetables as well as most broadacre crops, will be available for the 2015 growing season. Further registrations for Sivanto prime are expected in spring 2015 in Canada and Mexico, in fall 2015 in Australia and from 2016 onwards in European countries. » more
The players completed an intensive training program in Florida. Coach Roger Schmidt (pictured) gives instructions to fine-tune the players’ game.
Bayer 04 Leverkusen Return from Florida Camp

On Top Form for the Second Half of the Season

Orlando. Fresh from their 10-day training camp in Orlando, Florida, albeit with the odd touch of jetlag, the Bayer 04 Leverkusen soccer team are raring to kick off the second half of the Bundesliga soccer season. They returned home as runners-up in the Florida Cup against two top teams from Brazil – Fluminense FC and Corinthians SC – and FC Cologne. » more
Bertrand Piccard (right) and Bernd Rothe try the use of parts made from polyurethane rigid foam in the cockpit.
Solar Impulse Ultralight Plane to Embark on Visionary Mission

Countdown for Unparalleled Flight – High-tech Materials on Board

Abu Dhabi. Countdown has started for a visionary project: In a few weeks the futuristic Solar Impulse aircraft will embark on its unprecedented flight around the world – powered only by the sun and supported by high-tech materials. Details of the historic journey were unveiled by the project’s co-founders and pilots Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg on Tuesday in Abu Dhabi in the Persian Gulf where the plane will set off. On board are numerous innovative products and solutions from Bayer MaterialScience. » more
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Bayer MaterialScience at the European Coatings Show 2015

New Milestones in Polyurethanes

Nuremberg. At the European Coatings Show 2015 from April 21-23 in Nuremberg, the industry’s largest event worldwide, Bayer MaterialScience will be introducing new milestones in polyurethanes, underscoring its global leadership in polyurethane raw materials for high-performance and environmentally compatible coatings and adhesives as well as its alignment on the needs of its customers. » more
Sustainability
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The Bayer Cares Foundation supports employees in voluntary work.
Volunteering Program

Bayer Foundation Supports Voluntary Efforts of Employees

Leverkusen. Following its launch during the anniversary year the Bayer volunteering program has been successfully extended. The selection panel of the Bayer Cares Foundation awarded funding of up to EUR 5,000 each for 78 more projects in 42 countries by the end of 2014, in which employees of the Bayer Group strive to improve the living conditions in the vicinity of the company’s sites on a voluntary basis. » more
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The new edition of "research" presents innovations in the fields of medicine and agricultural science.
New Edition of "research"

Global Collaborations in Life Science Research

Leverkusen. The latest, most fascinating findings from medical and agricultural research at Bayer are outlined in the new edition of "research", the Bayer Scientific Magazine. The cover story, "Revolution in the plant kingdom," looks at tiny pests that have a huge impact. Scientists at Bayer CropScience from America, Europe and Asia are combating eelworms – nematodes that cause enormous harvest losses all over the world. The researchers explain how they are getting to grips with this global problem by combining a completely new chemical principle with a biological agent. » more
Around the world
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Kang Kang has joined the Bayer family.
Giant Panda Adopted

Kang Kang Becomes a Bayer Family Member

Chengdu. A new member of the Bayer family: Bayer (China) Limited has agreed to adopt Kang Kang, a giant panda at Chengdu Research Base. » more
Human Resources
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Michael König (left) and Oliver Zühlke
Luxembourg Declaration

Fostering and Extending Health Promotion at Bayer

Lyon. Employees' health is important to Bayer. The company therefore has a wide range of measures and activities to help its employees maintain and improve their health. At the Bayer European Forum, Michael König, Labor Director of Bayer AG, and Oliver Zühlke, Chairman of the European Forum, signed the Luxembourg Declaration on Workplace Health Promotion (see BNC report), thus underscoring Bayer's commitment in this area. » more
Innovation
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Perspective on Innovation 2014

Bayer Steps up Focus on Research and Development

Leverkusen. The Bayer Group plans in the future to sharpen its focus on innovation in its life science businesses, HealthCare and CropScience. "Overall, we expect the R&D-to-sales ratio to increase in the coming years," said Management Board Chairman Dr. Marijn Dekkers on Tuesday, addressing some 140 journalists at Bayer’s Perspective on Innovation 2014 press forum in Leverkusen. » more
Dialogue
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The podium discussion (from left): Simone Bosch, Michael König, Antje Wessel and Jens Hartmann with moderator Ariane de Hoog.
How to Deal with Cultural Differences

"Different cultures can form very successful teams"

Leverkusen. Understanding cultural differences is crucial for the company's future success. That was the key message from a recent platform discussion in Bayer’s exhibition center BayKomm. To help prepare them for the discussion, the approximately 200 managers from Leverkusen and nearby sites who attended the meeting first watched an entertaining but also educational film about a fictitious international working group. » more
Around the world
Brand Awareness
Kiev. A bright, new Bayer Cross has been installed on the main highway to Kiev, close to the biggest international airport in Ukraine. At seven meters in diameter, the illuminated logo is an impressive sight as it turns on its 10-meter high base. It can even be seen from an aircraft. » more
Excellence across Borders
Cairo. With "Excellence across Borders", Bayer HealthCare has initiated a program that supports awareness campaigns and educational projects about diabetes in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. » more
In Korea
Seoul. Health checks, free lunches and shoe shining: Employees of Bayer Korea volunteered to help improve the lives of elderly people at local senior welfare center for ’Bayer Health Day’ in the country. The seniors were delighted by the visit. » more
Portfolio Awards 2014
Bogotá. Bayer Colombia has been honored at the "Portfolio Awards 2014" for the good treatment of its employees, meaning the commitment to facilitate development in all areas. The Portfolio Awards are the main business prize in Colombia. Bayer took the award in the category Human Resource Management. » more
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