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Bayer Honored for Sixth Time as a Top Company for Working Mothers

Submitted by: Bayer

Categories: Ratings & Awards, Human Resources & Diversity1

Posted: Sep 23, 2008 – 12:31 PM EST


Company named a 2008 Working Mother 100 Best Company by Working Mother Magazine

Sep. 23 /CSRwire/ - PITTSBURGH,PA. - September 23, 2008 - Bayer Corporation has been recognized by Working Mother magazine as one of the 100 best companies across the nation for working mothers. This selection marks the sixth time Bayer has appeared on the annual list.

"At Bayer, we're constantly searching for the most talented individuals to join our team," said Dr. Attila Molnar, President and CEO of Bayer Corporation. "Our goal is to provide programs that allow working parents to excel at work and in their family lives."

For consideration for the "Working Mother 100 Best," Bayer was measured and evaluated on seven areas of work/life criteria including: workforce profile, child care, company culture, flexibility, time off and leave policies, total compensation and benefits and family-friendly programs.

Bayer was recognized for its family-friendly programs, compensation, benefits, leave programs and availability of child care, and ranked high or above average in half of the categories surveyed. Dr. Molnar identified health and wellness programs, child care, telecommuting, flexible schedules and a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program as some of the work/life opportunities within Bayer that attract and retain employees to the company.

The Working Mother recognition is one of several from national or local organizations that Bayer has received, including the prestigious Catalyst Award for leadership in establishing innovative programs to prepare women and people of color with the critical skills necessary to advance to senior positions.

The complete list of the "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers" appears in the October issue of Working Mother — available on newsstands — and currently available on the magazine's Web site, www.workingmother.com

For more information about Bayer Corporation's WorkLife programs, contact Diana Kamyk, manager of Diversity and WorkLife, Bayer Corporation, at 412-777-2430, or visit the Bayer Web site at www.BayerUS.com.


Bayer Corporation was selected for the 2008 Working Mother 100 Best Companies based on an extensive application with more than 500 questions. The application included detailed questions about workforce, compensation, child care, flexibility programs, leave policies and more. It also checked the usage, availability and tracking of programs, as well as the accountability of managers who oversee them. Seven areas were measured and scored: workforce profile, compensation, child care, flexibility, time off and leaves, family-friendly programs, and company culture. For this year's 100 Best, particular weight was given to family-friendly policies, flexibility, leave policies and benefits for part-timers.

About Bayer
Bayer employs 17,000 people at more than 50 sites in its North American Region, including more than 20 production facilities. Its sales in the region exceeded EUR 8 billion in 2007, thus accounting for one-quarter of the total Group sales of EUR 32.4 billion. An investment volume of approximately EUR 11 billion – including research and development expenses – over the past 10 years underlines Bayer's commitment in North America.

Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, nutrition and high-tech materials. The company, founded in 1863, is headquartered in Leverkusen, Germany. Its U.S. subsidiary Bayer Corporation has its headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The company’s products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At the same time Bayer creates value through innovation, growth and high earning power. The Group is committed to the principles of sustainable development, and to its role as a socially and ethically responsible corporate citizen. Economy, ecology and social commitment are corporate policy objectives of equal rank.

For more information about Bayer, visit www.BayerUS.com.

About Working Mother Media
Founded in 1979, Working Mother magazine reaches 2 million readers and is the only national magazine for career-committed mothers. Its 22-year signature initiative, Working Mother 100 Best Companies, is the most important benchmark for work/life practices in corporate America. Working Mother is published by Working Mother Media, which was founded in 2001. Working Mother Media includes the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE), Diversity Best Practices, the WorkLife Congress, the Multicultural Women's Conference and Town Halls. Working Mother Media's mission is to champion culture change. For more information, please visit www.workingmother.com.

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