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With our partners, we’re promoting tools and strategies that help growers increase their resilience to extreme weather brought about by climate change and reduce their own GHG emissions, all while growing healthy and sustainable crops. Of course, there is no one-size-fits-all in agriculture, and when it comes to reducing emissions and ensuring healthy harvests and increased yields, growers need a diverse toolbox to deploy what's best for their fields and conditions. To achieve our commitment, we will focus on:
Ensuring better soil management with tools and practices such as:
Enabling precision application of inputs including:
Equipping and rewarding growers to capture carbon from the atmosphere with solutions such as:
In addition, we'll be exploring the impact of these levers on a variety of key cropping systems to better understand the effects they have on GHG emissions while also looking for opportunities to integrate sustainability into our R&D pipeline.
Bayer: Science For A Better Life
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At the same time, the Group aims to create value through innovation, growth and high earning power. Bayer is committed to the principles of sustainable development and to its social and ethical responsibilities as a corporate citizen. In fiscal 2015, the Group employed around 117,000 people and had sales of EUR 46.3 billion. Capital expenditures amounted to EUR 2.6 billion, R&D expenses to EUR 4.3billion. These figures include those for the high-tech polymers business, which was floated on the stock market as an independent company named Covestro on October 6, 2015. For more information, go to www.bayer.com.
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