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112                     GLOBAL COMPACT

  Progress report on the implementation of
  the principles of the un Global Compact

  Since 2000 Bayer has supported the un Global Compact in its goals of raising standards in the elds of human rights, labor
  rights and environmental protection and of ghting corruption. The following table shows the activities and management
  systems at Bayer that support the 10 principles of the un Global Compact and the results which were achieved in the period
  under review. Information on the Global Compact can be found at

                                  Systems                                     Measures 2008                               Achievements 2008
      Principle 1:                 Human Rights Position (p. 75)               Strategy development and expansion
      Support of                   Procurement Community Policy (p. 21)        of our global commitment in the eld of
      human rights                 Guide: “Requirements for our                health care provision (p. 36 – 41)
                                   suppliers” (p. 76)                          Distribution of Bayer brochure on
                                   Corporate Compliance System (p. 59)         human rights (p. 75)
                                                                               Development of a code of conduct for
                                                                               suppliers (p. 21)
      Principle 2:                 Corporate Compliance System (p. 19)         Risk analysis in Procurement (p. 76)
      Exclusion of human           Procurement management (p. 21)              Dialogue with politicians and NGOs on
      rights violations            Human Resources Governance Code             implementing employee rights in China
                                   in China (p. 76)                            (p. 75 / 76)
      Principle 3:                 Group works councils (p. 65)                Expansion of Bayer European Forum
      Observance of the            Bayer European Forum (p. 65)                to include Eastern European countries
      right to freedom of          Human Rights Position (p. 75)               (p. 65)
      association                                                              Appointment of employee representa-
                                                                               tives in China (p. 76)
      Principle 4:                 Human Rights Position (p. 75)               No measures necessary
      Abolition of all forms of    Corporate Compliance System (p. 59)
      forced labor                 Procurement management (p. 21)
      Principle 5:                 Human Rights Position (p. 75)               Expansion of program system for coun-       Renewed con rmation by audits that
      Abolition of child labor     Corporate Compliance System (p. 59)         tering child labor in India (p. 76 / 77)    there is no systematic child labor in the
                                   Procurement management (p. 21)                                                          supply chain for cotton seeds in India
                                                                                                                           (p. 77)
      Principle 6:                 Human Rights Position (p. 75)               Adoption of the Declaration of Diversity    Continued increase in percentage of
      Elimination of               Social Charter (Sustainable Develop-        at Bayer (p. 66)                            women in senior management positions
      discrimination               ment Report 2006, p. 51)                    e. g. the Women’s Leadership Initiative     (p. 67)
                                   Bayer Diversity Policy (Sustainable         at Bayer HealthCare (launch 2009, p. 67)
                                   Development Report 2007, p. 62)             Diversity management in the United
                                   Bayer Diversity Councils (p. 66)            States, Sandwich Generation Network
                                   Corporate Compliance Policy (p. 59)         Group and mentoring programs (p. 66)
      Principle 7:                 HSEQ management systems                     e. g. regular HSE audits (p. 51)            Successful pre-registration of more
      Precautionary environ-       (p. 19, 51 / 52)                            Training in methods of sustainable          than 1,000 substances under REACH
      mental protection            Group regulation: “Ecological Assess-       agriculture worldwide (p. 46 / 47)          (p. 22, 93)
                                   ment of New Investments” (p. 90)
      Principle 8:                 Group Sustainability Program (p. 104)       e. g. application of the Bayer Climate      Reduction in total greenhouse gas
      Speci c commitment           Bayer Climate Program (p. 30 – 35)          Check (p. 33)                               emissions of 7.1 % (p. 84)
      to environmental             CEO Water Mandate of the UN Global          First Bayer Climate Award (p. 30 / 31)      Reduction in emissions of carbon mon-
      protection                   Compact (p. 44 / 45)                        Introduction of the Waste Water             oxide, nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxides
                                   Statement of the Caring for Climate ini-    Recycling Tool (p. 45)                      and particulates (p. 88)
                                   tiative of the UN Global Compact (p. 26)    Investigations into pharmaceuticals in      Reduction in phosphorus discharges
                                                                               the environment (p. 46, 97/98)              into surface water of 21 % (p. 88)
                                                                               Development of the Green Bayer Data
                                                                               Center Program (p. 35)
      Principle 9:                 Core business of BTS, BMS and               Development of innovative wastewater        Completion of the world’s largest
      Diffusion of environ-        CURRENTA (p. 16 / 17)                       treatment processes (p. 45 / 46)            hydrochloric acid recycling plant in
      mentally friendly and                                                    Construction of a production facility       Shanghai, China (p. 33)
      technologies                                                             for manufacturing carbon nanotubes          Start-up of an energy-ef cient produc-
                                                                               (p. 57)                                     tion facility for MDI (p. 33)
                                                                                                                           Potential energy savings of €1 million
                                                                                                                           through special CURRENTA employee
                                                                                                                           campaign (p. 35)
      Principle 10:                Corporate Compliance Policy (p. 59)         Corporate compliance campaign and           Increase in proportion of employees to
      Measures to ght              Code of conduct for responsible lobby-      training sessions (p. 59)                   undergo training in corporate compli-
      corruption                   ing (p. 60)                                 Entry in lobby register of the E. U.        ance to 77 % (p. 59)
                                   Code of the “Voluntary Self-Monitoring      (p. 60)
                                   by the Pharmaceutical Industry” (FSA)
                                   association (p. 97)

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