Update on COVID-19

Employees

Employees

The safety and well-being of our employees is a top priority. Wherever possible, employees in affected areas are encouraged to work from home. Employees who can only carry out their work at the site follow extended safety and distance regulations. Our most recent initiative will provide four cloth masks to each of our more than 100,000 employees across the globe.

 

Our employees continue to inspire with their volunteer activities to support the efforts to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Their passion, dedication and creativity are making an impact at work, in their communities and beyond.

 

We continue to look after our employees’ health and safety

  • We have taken the necessary measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus within our sites.
  • We follow the guidance and orders provided by Governments and Health authorities and update our employees on the latest developments.
  • All employees can continue to work from home until further notice if their duties allow. With schools and day care centers closed, this gives them the flexibility to temporarily look after their children themselves or make alternative arrangements.
  • Bayer will provide four cloth masks to each of our more than 100,000 employees across the globe.

 

Our employees go the extra mile to fight COVID-19 in their communities and beyond – here are a few examples

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  • Bayer is encouraging employees, especially those with medical backgrounds, to take paid leave and support local healthcare needs. For example, more than 140 employees volunteered to staff the new testing laboratory at our Berlin campus. Bayer is giving them a leave of absence from their regular jobs to do so.
  • Employees across R&D, Communications, Legal, Commercial, Quality and others volunteered to augment staffing at our Radiology production site in Indianola, PA, to ensure continued support of patient imaging procedures during the pandemic. Volunteers are loading syringes and tube sets on the packaging machines, working on the manual assembly lines, and stuffing pouches for packaging.
  • The employees of the Technical Discovery Center (TDC) in Chesterfield, MO stepped in to produce more than 400,000 face shields in cooperation with Stratasys, a leading manufacturer of 3D printers, to help doctors, nurses, and first aiders protect themselves from infection because, unlike respiratory masks, these shields also protect the top half of the person’s face.
  • Colleagues at our facility in Lerma, Mexica converted a 3D printer to produce transparent face shields to donate to hospitals, health centers and other health facilities in the country.
  • Employees at our site in Dormagen, Germany have produced more than 50,000 liters of urgently needed disinfectants and distributed them free of charge to the surrounding communities.
  • The employees at our site in Proquina, Orizaba, Mexico, also produce disinfectants for surrounding hospitals. An initial order of 11,000 liters of disinfectant will be produced there and distributed to the general public free of charge.