Category: Bayer


With regard to Agenda Item 2: Ratification of the actions of the members of the Board of Management

The Association of Ethical Shareholders Germany moves that the actions of the members of the Board of Management not be ratified.


The Board of Management of Bayer AG is not sufficiently fulfilling its responsibility to implement more effective climate protection measures and transparently comply with duty of care responsibilities with regard to human rights.

Climate protection challenges postponed for 10 years

It is commendable that Bayer has finally presented a plan for reducing its own direct greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 1 and 2) that appears to be compatible with the 1.5 degree goal of the Paris Climate Agreement. Weiterlesen

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76 NGOs call on the EU to prohibit the export of banned pesticides and the import of food produced with these chemicals

Open letter signed by 76 Civil Society Organisations sent to European Commission Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans and Commissioners of Health, Environment and Agriculture

Dear First Executive Vice President,
Dear Commissioners,

We, the undersigned civil society organisations, are writing to ask you to prohibit not only the export of hazardous pesticides that are banned in the EU, but also the import of food and agricultural goods produced with such pesticides outside the EU.

Export of banned pesticides

In July this year, 36 United Nations human rights experts issued a statement calling on the EU and other wealthy nations to end the “deplorable” practice of exporting banned toxic chemicals, including pesticides, to poorer countries with weaker regulations. Weiterlesen

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Pesticides, Cancer, double standards, and what Bayer has to do with the Amazon‘s rainforest fires

by Christian Russau, human rights activist and board member of Ethical Shareholders Germany

Foto: Rafi Bablan, CC BY 2.5

As Bayer takes advantages of the new german shareholder participation laws in times of Corona‘s social distancing, for us, who we are human rights activists, this year it is not possible to take an active part in Bayer‘s AGM to criticize Bayer‘s directory board directly as we did the last decades. But, nonetheless our critic is more important than ever. So, here we go:

Bayer sells pesticides in Brazil that are banned in the EU. I took two investigations, one in 2016 and a second one in 2019. Weiterlesen

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