About Bayer in Japan

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Bayer, a world-class innovation company with a history spanning more than 150 years, is a globally recognized brand with a renowned reputation. The company’s core competencies are in the fields of health care and agriculture, where it develops new molecules for use in innovative products and solutions that improve the health of humans, animals, and plants. Its research and development activities are based on a profound understanding of the biochemical processes in living organisms.

As a Life Science company, Bayer has a diverse portfolio of products. With businesses in pharmaceuticals, consumer health, crop science and animal health, Bayer is in a position to service-as one company-consumers, physicians, veterinarians, and farmers, thereby addressing the global challenges society is facing.

A growing and increasingly aging world population requires improved medical care and an adequate supply of food. The products Bayer makes help solve these and other major global issues of our time. On its quest, Bayer is endeavoring to improve people’s quality of life by preventing, alleviating, and curing diseases. In addition, the company is helping provide a reliable supply of high-quality food, feed, and plant-based raw materials.

Here in Japan, Bayer is widely known as the company that invented Aspirin, a product synonymous with relief from pain and fevers. Bayer's ties to this country go far back, with the first Bayer product being introduced to Japan in 1886, more than 130 years ago. And in 2011 we successfully marked the centennial establishment of Bayer's first wholly owned subsidiary in Japan, Friedrich Bayer & Co., in 1911.

While conducting in Japan a fully-fledged business through various production sites and R&D centers, Bayer in Japan has proudly played its role as a corporate citizen for local communities for more than a century.

Bayer is committed to operating sustainably and to addressing our social and ethical responsibilities as a corporate citizen, while at the same time respecting the interests of all our stakeholders. Employees with a passion for innovation will enjoy excellent development opportunities at Bayer.