Monday, October 10, 2011

Bayer CropScience Named To Carolina Parent’s 2011 Parent Family-Friendly 50 List

Bayer CropScience Recognized As One Of The Top 50 Family-Friendly Employers In North Carolina

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Bayer CropScience, one of the world’s top innovative crop science companies in the areas of crop protection, non-agricultural pest control, seeds and traits, has been named one of the top 2011 parent family-friendly companies by Carolina Parent magazine. Winning companies were selected based on nominations and supporting information with the help of the Kenan Flagler School of Business at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The award recognizes businesses that are committed to helping their employees balance work and family life.

Bayer CropScience was recognized for its outstanding investment in its employees through the addition of programs that decrease physical, mental and emotional stress, and reduce financial burden. Its Mothers at Work program features supportive services and education before and after babies are born, especially for working mothers. The company’s 4 ½ Day Workweek program allows for employees to accomplish personal chores and errands with part of one day away from work and builds employee effectiveness. Bayer CropScience has also a Spouse Career Transition Support Program, Employee Perk Lounge, and a Health and Wellness Center all to ensure that employees are comfortable and healthy. With a goal of making each employee’s child feel like a member of the Bayer family, the company schedules a number of special events throughout the year, such as a family day picnic, a holiday party for children of employees, educational programs and discounts to popular family destinations.

Through these programs and events, Bayer CropScience continues to make strides toward providing services and programs the company believes employees are entitled to receive, especially in the areas of health and childcare.

“At Bayer CropScience we take great pride in our employees. We strive to always provide them with programs and initiatives to make working at Bayer CropScience a more pleasurable experience,” said Jim Blome, President/CEO Bayer CropScience North America. “We are proud to support our employees and recognize the importance of balance between work and family life. It is truly an honor to be recognized by Carolina Parent.”

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Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, nutrition and high-tech materials. Bayer CropScience AG, a subsidiary of Bayer AG with annual sales of about EUR 6.5 billion (2009), is one of the world’s leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of crop protection, non-agricultural pest control, seeds and traits. The company offers an outstanding range of products and extensive service backup for modern, sustainable agriculture and for non-agricultural applications. Bayer CropScience has a global workforce of 18,700 and is represented in more than 120 countries. This and further news is available at:


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Jennifer Fair
MMI Public Relations
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Beth Roden
Bayer CropScience
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