Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Bayer CropScience Participates In 2011 SmartCommute Challenge

Employees Pledge To Bus, Carpool, Bike Or Telecommute In Annual Triangle Program

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Bayer CropScience (www.bayercropscience.us), one of the world’s top innovative crop science companies in the areas of crop protection, non-agricultural pest control, seeds and traits, has announced that it is participating in the 2011 SmartCommute Challenge coordinated by GoTriangle and SmartCommute@rtp.The Challenge encourages Triangle commuters to try an alternative commute (not driving alone) to work or campus such as riding the bus, carpooling, vanpooling, teleworking, biking or walking. The Challenge lasts from April 1 to June 1.

Bayer CropScience has participated in the Challenge for several years. The company has posted bus transportation schedules and air quality signs around campus to motivate its employees. Bayer CropScience is also a member of the GoTriangle Emergency Ride Home program that provides rental cars or taxi rides to part-time and full-time employees who commute via carpool, bus, bike or on foot.

“Bayer CropScience is proud to once again participate in the SmartCommute Challenge,” said William Buckner, Bayer CropScience CEO. “It is important to constantly reaffirm our community’s commitment to sustainability. With gas prices on the rise, it makes sense both economically and environmentally to seek alternative forms of transportation.”


Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, nutrition and high-tech materials. Bayer CropScience, a subgroup of Bayer AG with annual sales of EUR 6.830 billion (2010), 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 20,700 and is represented in more than 120 countries. This and further news is available at: www.press.bayercropscience.com.


This news release may contain forward-looking statements based on current assumptions and forecasts made by Bayer Group or subgroup management. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could lead to material differences between the actual future results, financial situation, development or performance of the company and the estimates given here. These factors include those discussed in Bayer’s public reports which are available on the Bayer website at www.bayer.com. The company assumes no liability whatsoever to update these forward-looking statements or to conform them to future events or developments.

Jennifer Fair
MMI Public Relations
(919) 233-6600

Beth Roden
Bayer CropScience
(919) 549-2030

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