Investing in Education, Research and Social Development
Social involvement of the Bayer foundations
The Bayer foundations support leading scientists, talented young researchers and innovative educational and social projects with the aim of improving the long-term entrepreneurial framework conditions for an innovation-based company like Bayer. The programs of the Bayer foundations center around dedicated people who do outstanding work in the areas of science, education and social welfare, and thus crucially advance our society.
The roots of the Bayer foundations go back to Friedrich Bayer, who laid the cornerstone for the company's first foundation activities already in 1897. With the Bayer Science & Education Foundation, Bayer is combining and strengthening its foundation activities in the areas of science and education. The sponsorship activities of both foundations are oriented around the company’s mission statement “Bayer: Science For A Better Life". They underscore Bayer’s image of itself as a socially responsible corporate citizen.