Submitted by: Bayer
Posted: May 19, 2009 – 08:02 AM EST
Pittsburgh,PA. - May 19, 2009 - Bayer Corporation has been named one of DiversityInc’s Top 10 Companies for Asian-Americans, a select list of companies that have demonstrated a long-term commitment to hiring, retaining, compensating and promoting Asian-Americans.
DiversityInc, launched in 1997, publishes a monthly business magazine and daily news Web site focusing on diversity in the workplace.
The DiversityInc evaluators commended Bayer for its commitment and initiatives, including:
The other nine companies listed are Abbott, American Express, Colgate-Palmolive, Deloitte, HP, IBM Corporation, Johnson & Johnson, Sempra Energy and Wells Fargo & Company. This is the second time Bayer has been included on a DiversityInc list. The first inclusion was in March 2009 – Bayer was named in the Top 10 Companies for Global Diversity.
"We are proud to be selected again as one of the top companies by DiversityInc. Bayer values and cultivates the similarities and differences of our employees, customers and suppliers. An inclusive work environment increases our productivity, our ability to be innovative and our human potential," said Diana Kamyk, Manager of Workforce Diversity at Bayer Corporation. "Bayer aligns its human resources to advance strategies that strengthen business results. In addition, we have established communication links to infuse diversity within Bayer subgroups and sites by sharing objectives, results, recommendations and success stories."
With a monthly business magazine and a daily news Web site, DiversityInc is the leading print and online news source covering corporate diversity. DiversityInc was launched in 1997. Please visit www.DiversityInc.com for more information.
About Bayer Corporation
Bayer Corporation, headquartered in Pittsburgh, is a subsidiary of Bayer AG, an international health care, nutrition and high-tech materials group based in Leverkusen, Germany. In North America, Bayer had 2008 net sales of approximately 8 billion euros (about $12 billion) and employed 17,000 at year end. Bayer’s three subgroups, Bayer HealthCare, Bayer CropScience and Bayer MaterialScience, improve people's lives through a broad range of essential products that help diagnose, prevent and treat diseases; protect crops and enhance yields; and advance automobile safety and durability. For more information, go to www.bayerus.com.
This news release contains forward-looking statements based on current assumptions and forecasts made by Bayer Group 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 our annual and interim reports filed with the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The company assumes no liability whatsoever to update these forward-looking statements or to conform them to future events or developments.
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