Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Bayer CropScience Cultivates Family Ties For A Better Tomorrow

Company Wins 2012 Carolina Parent Family-Friendly 50 Award

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (October 2, 2012) – At Bayer CropScience, growing healthy, happy families is just as important as growing healthy corn and soybeans. In recognition of the company’s initiatives to create a strong work-life balance for employees, Carolina Parent magazine named Bayer CropScience to its 2012 N.C. Family-Friendly Companies list.

The challenges of maintaining both a family and a career are issues that Bayer CropScience takes seriously for the sake of its employees and the success of the company. As one of Carolina Parent’s 50 Family-Friendly Companies in 2012, Bayer CropScience demonstrates, among other efforts, a commitment to flexible hours and generous benefits as well as a concern for employees’ overall health and wellness.

In 2012, the company launched a U.S. Women’s Leadership Initiative to celebrate and promote gender diversity among employees. Additionally, Bayer CropScience enacted a new policy to enable employees to take up to 16 hours of paid time off to volunteer. The company offers paid maternity and paternity leave, yearly physicals by an on-site doctor at Bayer CropScience’s North American headquarters in Research Triangle Park, tuition reimbursement and childcare options for employees. Bayer CropScience also hosts special family-oriented events, such as family picnics, “Bring Your Child to Work Day” and a holiday party for employees’ children. All of these efforts create an environment where employer and employees work together to ensure a family-welcoming workplace.

“We are honored to once again be recognized by Carolina Parent for the way we view employees and how we care for their personal lives just as much as their work lives,” said Jim Blome,

Cultivating Family Ties For A Better Tomorrow

President/CEO Bayer CropScience North America. “Our employees are at the root of Bayer CropScience’s growth, and we work diligently to create a culture where their families are valued and cared for. When employees are able to achieve a healthy work-life balance, they are both happier and more productive. Being a family-friendly company is a major reason we are a leader in the agricultural industry.”

Bayer CropScience was previously named to Carolina Parent magazine’s N.C. Family-Friendly Companies list in both 2010 and 2011.

For more information on Bayer CropScience, visit www.bayercropscience.us or check out the newly launched Bayer CropScience social media hub, connect.bayercropscience.us.

About Bayer CropScience
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, agriculture and high-tech materials. Bayer CropScience, the subgroup of Bayer AG responsible for the agricultural business, has annual sales of EUR 7.255 billion (2011) and is one of the world’s leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of seeds, crop protection and non-agricultural pest control. The company offers an outstanding range of products including high value seeds, innovative crop protection solutions based on chemical and biological modes of action as well as an extensive service backup for modern, sustainable agriculture. In the area of non-agricultural applications, Bayer CropScience has a broad portfolio of products and services to control pests from home and garden to forestry applications. The company has a global workforce of 21,000 and is represented in more than 120 countries. This and further news is available at: www.press.bayercropscience.com.

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Beth Roden
External Communications Lead
Bayer CropScience
Tel: (919) 549-2030
Email: beth.roden@bayer.com
Twitter: bayer4cropus
(USA-BCS-2012- 0393)

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