This year Bayer Bulgaria joins the Bulgarian Network of United Nations Global Compact pursuing the long-term goal of strengthening local contribution to the sustainable development.
Sustainability is a core element of Bayer’s corporate strategy and of our values. As a globally operating company with leading businesses in health and nutrition, we address fundamental human needs that are essential for a sustainable and inclusive world. Our innovations, products and services enable us to contribute significantly towards meeting the Sustainable Development Goals. Combating hunger and providing good health for all is reflected in our vision of ‘Health for all, hunger for none’. Globally Bayer helps in the fight against poverty by supporting small holder farmers and fosters women empowerment and gender equality. We would like to expand access to everyday health for people in under-served communities around the world, as well as to provide women in LMIC with access to family planning. At the same time, we are accelerating our efforts to reduce greenhouse gases, tackle the impacts of climate change and protect life on land.
“Bayer has been among the first signatories of the United Nations Global Compact and their 10 principles in 2000. I am thrilled that we are becoming members of the local organization as well, as the UNGC plays such an important role in the delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals. The Bulgarian Network of UNGC is among the most active organizations in corporate social responsibility and sustainable development in the country and offers us an extraordinary opportunity to liaise with other businesses, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions and authorities, that share our vision of contributing to the well-being of the community through responsible actions. After all, together we are stronger and can only have a more meaningful impact on sustainability,” said Ana Gheorghiu, Public Affairs, Science & Sustainability Lead, Bayer Romania, Bulgaria and Republic of Moldova
“Bayer is not only part of the global movement of responsible business – the UN Global Compact from the very beginning, but is also among the LEAD companies of the initiative as an excellent example of an active, socially responsible corporate citizen. Bayer Bulgaria’s accession to the local network is a sign of the perceived need for joint action locally to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. We need strong leaders and welcome Bayer Bulgaria to the Bulgarian Network of the UN Global Compact. We are confident that the company’s accession will be an example for other companies in the sector, will contribute to the establishment of our unifying principles in Bulgarian society and will bring a charge for new business initiatives as a force for good,” said Darina Georgieva, Executive Director of the Bulgarian Network.
Supporting more people to thrive is a complex challenge and requires systemic approaches. Bayer is bringing together the experience and capabilities from across our businesses in health and agriculture and is aiming to work together with a wide range of private and public organizations to understand their perspective and to inform on how to define our targets and to make an impact at scale across the globe.
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the life science fields of health care and nutrition. Its products and services are designed to help people and planet thrive by supporting efforts to master the major challenges presented by a growing and aging global population. Bayer is committed to drive sustainable development and generate a positive impact with its businesses. At the same time, the Group aims to increase its earning power and create value through innovation and growth. The Bayer brand stands for trust, reliability and quality throughout the world. In fiscal 2020, the Group employed around 100,000 people and had sales of 41.4 billion euros. R&D expenses before special items amounted to 4.9 billion euros. For more information, go to www.bayer.com.