Sustainable Conduct

Employee Data

Slight reduction in Group headcount

On December 31, 2016, Bayer employed approximately 115,200 people worldwide (2015: 116,600), a slight decrease from the prior year. In Germany we had some 37,000 employees (2015: approximately 36,600), which was 32.1% of the total Group workforce (2015: 31.4%).

There was a reduction in the number of employees in the Asia/Pacific, Latin America and North America regions, but a slight increase in the Europe/MiddleEast/Africa region. While the headcount in the Consumer Health, Crop Science, Covestro and Pharmaceuticals segments decreased, there was an increase in the number of employees included in the Reconciliation The reconciliation records, on the one hand, those business activities not assigned to any other segment (“All Other Segments”), including particularly the services provided by Business Services, Technology Services and Currenta. It also includes “Corporate Functions and Consolidation,” which largely comprises Bayer holding companies and the Bayer Lifescience Center. and at Animal Health. The breakdown by function shows fewer employees working in sales and more in R&D. The proportion of women in the workforce was unchanged from the previous year at 37%. Similarly, in 2016 there was no significant change in the age structure compared with the previous year.

On the reporting date, our employees had worked for the Bayer Group for an average of eleven years. The level of voluntary fluctuation (employee-driven terminations) was was 4.6% in 2016 (2015: 5.0%), slightly below the previous year’s figure. The overall fluctuation rate was 12.3%, a decrease of 1.6 percentage points compared with the previous year. This figure includes all employer- and employee-driven terminations, retirements and deaths. This shows that we were again successful in retaining staff in the company for long periods. Our workforce only includes a small number of employees on temporary contracts and hardly any temporary employees from staffing agencies.

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Employees1 by Employment Status, Region and Gender 2016

 

 

Permanent employees

 

Temporary employees

 

 

Women

Men

Total

 

Women

Men

Total

1

The number of employees on either permanent or temporary contracts is stated in full-time equivalents (FTE) and rounded to the nearest hundred. Part-time employees are included on a prorated basis in line with their contractual working hours.

Europe / Middle East / Africa

 

21,200

35,800

57,000

 

1,100

1,400

2,500

North America

 

6,100

9,500

15,600

 

100

100

200

Asia / Pacific

 

9,700

16,900

26,600

 

300

500

800

Latin America

 

4,400

7,000

11,400

 

200

900

1,100

Total

 

41,400

69,200

110,600

 

1,700

2,900

4,600

The next table contains further information on the breakdown of employee fluctuation by region, gender and age.

Employee Fluctuation1 by Region, Gender and Age Group

 

 

Europe / Middle East / Africa

 

North America

 

Asia / Pacific

 

Latin America

 

Total

 

 

2015

2016

 

2015

2016

 

2015

2016

 

2015

2016

 

2015

2016

 

 

%

%

 

%

%

 

%

%

 

%

%

 

%

%

1

The data include all employer- and employee-driven terminations, retirements and deaths.

2

The comparatively high proportion of employees in the < 30 age group is due to the inclusion of employees on temporary contracts (working for 2 – 6 months of the year) and other short-term employees. It does not include apprentices.

3

The fluctuation rates for the >= 50 age group are mainly due to retirements.

Women

 

8.3

9.4

 

15.7

15.5

 

22.2

17.6

 

19.2

15.9

 

13.9

12.9

< 302

 

20.4

17.8

 

36.1

22.8

 

24.9

21.0

 

29.1

22.7

 

24.5

20.0

30 – 49

 

7.0

9.2

 

14.1

13.7

 

20.4

16.1

 

17.4

14.5

 

12.6

12.2

>= 503

 

5.5

6.2

 

13.2

16.5

 

29.1

18.9

 

12.9

14.3

 

9.1

9.8

Men

 

8.0

7.3

 

13.2

14.3

 

23.6

18.6

 

19.2

17.4

 

13.9

12.0

< 302

 

28.7

17.9

 

35.8

25.6

 

31.3

27.6

 

31.4

28.3

 

30.7

23.8

30 – 49

 

6.1

6.2

 

10.0

11.1

 

21.7

16.5

 

16.0

13.8

 

12.3

10.7

>= 503

 

5.2

5.8

 

12.8

15.8

 

17.2

13.8

 

19.4

20.5

 

8.7

9.3

Total

 

8.1

8.1

 

14.2

14.8

 

23.1

18.3

 

19.2

16.8

 

13.9

12.3

At our Significant locations of operation A selection of countries that accounted for more than 80% of total Bayer Group sales in 2016 (United States, Germany, China, Brazil, Japan, France, Canada, Italy, Mexico, U.K., India, Spain, Australia, Russia, Switzerland, Poland, Turkey, Argentina and Belgium). , we use temporary personnel from staffing agencies on a small scale, primarily in response to short-term personnel requirements, fluctuations in order levels, temporary projects or long-term illness. In Germany, temporary staff make up 2.4% of the total workforce. At our significant locations of operation, the average is 3.5%.