Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, agriculture and high-tech polymer materials. As an innovation company, we set trends in research-intensive areas. Our products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At the same time we aim to create value through innovation, growth and high earning power. Throughout the world we are preventing, alleviating or curing diseases and improving diagnostic techniques. We are helping to provide an adequate supply of high-quality food, feed and plant-based raw materials. Our high-tech polymer materials are making significant contributions in a variety of areas such as energy and resource efficiency, mobility, construction and home living. We have spent many decades laying the foundations for achieving these goals and are the only global company to combine expertise in human, animal and plant health and in high-tech polymer materials. Our focus on innovation is the key to maintaining or achieving leadership positions in all of our markets. It is also about creating value – for our customers, stockholders and employees, while at the same time considering the needs of other stakeholders in society.