Bayer plc continues to move the dial towards a gender inclusive organisation

Today we are publishing our 2021 Gender Pay Gap Report for Bayer plc. Every year it’s important we continue our focus when it comes to encouraging and working towards an inclusive place to work.


Producing an annual Gender Pay Gap report allows us to clearly see if our steps towards creating a gender equal organisation are moving the dial. This year’s official report shows that we are clearly making progress.


This year has seen a significant improvement in the pay median - or typical salary pay gap – which has reduced from 14.8% to 5.4%. This drop is the due to a more balanced spread of women across the organisation and showcases our commitment to fostering an inclusive workforce.


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This year’s report also reveals improvements in key underlying statistics, underscoring our ability to continue to change. Of the Bayer plc workforce in the UK (as of 31 December 2021:

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Phil Sharp, HR Director Bayer UK and Ireland, said “The publication and recognition of the data behind the gender pay gap report is a key element of our Inclusion and Diversity strategy at Bayer. We are working hard to ensure that our talent pipelines, succession plans, and recruitment strategy best recognise and enable the current and future generations of leaders. We want Bayer to be a place where diversity is a key element in our DNA, a place with equal opportunities for advancement and job satisfaction for all.”


Bayer UK CEO, Antonio Payano, said: “It is incredibly encouraging to see that we continue to move the dial when it comes to creating an inclusive and gender equal workforce.


We have continued our dedication and passion when it comes to championing women within education with our STEM Ambassadors, Enthuse programmes, and the post pandemic reopening of UK science laboratory, BayLab. Our early careers Graduate programme saw 71% of our 2021 intake as women, turning the tide when it comes to outdated biases and barriers for women in STEM.


We will continue to champion an inclusive gender workplace and even though there are still steps to take, we are on the right path to ensure we create, encourage and develop a workforce of talented individuals, who, as a team, can innovate, collaborate and drive us ever closer to realising our ambition of Health for All, Hunger for None


Click here to read the report in full.