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Bayer Named One of DiversityInc's Top 10 Companies for Asian-Americans

Submitted by: Bayer

Categories: Human Resources & Diversity, Corporate Social Responsibility

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:

  • Bayer has a 10 percent Asian-American workforce in the United States, with strong retention and talent development.
  • The Bayer Asian Society in America was formed in 2008 within Bayer HealthCare's New Jersey sites to promote professional development and growth for its members and enhance awareness and understanding of Asian culture and employee values.
  • The Bayer Diversity Advisory Council, established in 1999, sponsored conferences where employees and leaders exchanged views and shared diversity best practices.
  • A Chinese-American network was formed at the Bayer HealthCare Berkeley, Calif., site, expanding its successful employee networks.
According to DiversityInc, its list evaluation process examines several ratios that show how companies are increasing the presence and role of Asian-American employees. DiversityInc reviewed the strength and purpose of companies’ Asian-American employee resource groups, mentoring programs, philanthropic and scholarship efforts in the Asian-American communities and relationships with minority business enterprises and suppliers.

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."

About DiversityInc
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.


Forward-Looking Statements

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.

For more information, please contact:

Bryan Iams Head, Strategic & External Communications
Phone: (412) 777-5200
Fax: (412) 778-4430

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