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Monday, November 7, 2016

Bayer is proud to be recognized as a top 100 employer for 10 years running

Bayer recognized as a Top 100 Employer in Canada for the 10th year running

MISSISSAUGA, ON, November 7, 2016 – Bayer Inc. is excited to be recognized for the 10th time in a row as a Top 100 Employer in Canada. Bayer’s management team prides itself as having a stellar employee retention rate of some 96 per cent and employee satisfaction levels of 92 per cent and above.

“A decade on the list shows we are not a flavor of the month,” explains Lynda Newcomb of Bayer, Vice President, Human Resources. “It does show we are constantly innovating and have a genuine commitment of helping people develop to their potential.”

The secret to Bayer’s employment success is how each employee embraces the company’s values.  It starts from a strong desire to make a positive difference in people’s lives first focusing on our customers.

“People join Bayer because they want to make a difference in the lives of others,” Newcomb says. “It could be by developing and providing products for people’s well-being or helping to find ways of feeding the world’s growing population.”

Bayer Inc. in Canada has over 1,500 employees across the country focused on three business divisions: Pharmaceutical (prescription drugs), Consumer Health (selfcare medications) and Crop Science (agriculture crop solutions). The company has over 11 offices/facilities across the country with the head office located in Mississauga, Ontario. In 2013, the company celebrated its 150th anniversary and stands by its principals of sustainable development, and its social and ethical responsibilities as a corporate citizen.

“Given the recent announcement, I’m proud to say that we’re fulfilling our motto ‘Science For A Better Life,’” concluded Newcomb.

Bayer: Science For A Better Life

Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At the same time, the Group aims to create value through innovation, growth and high earning power. Bayer is committed to the principles of sustainable development and to its social and ethical responsibilities as a corporate citizen. In fiscal 2015, the Group employed around 117,000 people and had sales of EUR 46.3 billion. Capital expenditures amounted to EUR 2.6 billion, R&D expenses to EUR 4.3 billion. These figures include those for the high-tech polymers business, which was floated on the stock market as an independent company named Covestro on October 6, 2015. For more information, go to

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Dana Huggard
Corporate Communications

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release may contain forward-looking statements based on current assumptions and forecasts made by Bayer management. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could lead to material differences between the actual future results, financial situation, development or performance of the company and the estimates given here. These factors include those discussed in Bayer’s public reports which are available on the Bayer website at The company assumes no liability whatsoever to update these forward-looking statements or to conform them to future events or developments.