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Bayer CropScience, Bayer Corporation Honored by Parenting Publications for Company Work-Life Balance



Bayer CropScience, Bayer Corporation Honored by Parenting Publications for
Company Work-Life Balance

Bayer CropScience Wins 2013 "Carolina Parent" Family-Friendly 50 Award, Bayer
Corporation Named Top Company by Working Mother Magazine

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Oct. 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB - In
recognition of Bayer CropScience's continued efforts to cultivate a healthy
family environment and help employees achieve a positive work-life balance,
Carolina Parent magazine has named the company, for the fourth year in a row,
a winner in its Family-Friendly 50 Awards. Each year, Carolina Parent
recognizes 50 companies and organizations for actively supporting and
encouraging working parents in North Carolina. Bayer Corporation has also been
recognized by Working Mother magazine as one of its 2013 100 Best Companies
for its commitment to progressive workplace programs. Working Mother, a
parenting publication for career-committed mothers, annually recognizes
companies that promote family-friendly benefits and flexible work cultures.

"We value our employees' contributions to their families and communities just
as much as their commitment to our company," said Jim Blome, president and CEO
of Bayer CropScience LP. "Creating a family-friendly work environment helps us
engage with employees for a more positive workplace culture, advance even
further in growing a healthier world, and helps them create a better future
for themselves and their children."

Carolina Parent again selected Bayer CropScience for recognition due to the
company's longstanding commitment to flexible hours, including a
four-and-a-half-day workweek, its generous benefits program, and its concern
for employees' overall health and wellness. Employees enjoy access to the
company's B-Well health program, a gym with personal trainers, an on-site
doctor, working mother and spouse career transition programs, and tuition
reimbursements, among others.

Bayer CropScience encourages each employee to take up to 16 hours of paid time
off per year for participation in volunteer initiatives, such as Passage Home,
the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, Shepherd's Table Soup
Kitchen, and United Way of the Greater Triangle. Each year, the company also
hosts a "Bring Your Child To Work Day," family picnics and a children's
holiday party.

"All Bayer CropScience employee initiatives are designed to help people be
highly effective and happy both at work and at home," said Blome. "These
measures are part of the reason we firmly stand behind our mission – 'Bayer:
Science For A Better Life,' because we really do want to be a part of
employees' lives. A great company needs family support, and we want to show
our employees that achieving a strong work-life balance is not only possible,
but also necessary for sustainable success."

Bayer ranked No. 15 on the 2013 Working Mother 100 Best Companies list, up 32
spots from 2012. This is the 10th time in the last 11 years that Bayer has
been included in the national ranking. Working Mother selected Bayer for its
commitment to progressive workplace programs, including child care,
flexibility, advancement and paid family leave. One particular program
implemented by Bayer CropScience was the Women's Leadership Initiative (WLI),
launched in 2012 to enhance education and development opportunities and
position women employees as leaders within the company and their communities.

"We are proud to be a part of a company that is a leader in building
initiatives that truly support all employees," said Blome. "Bayer provides
working parents with modern policies that allow them to be leaders and
contributors in the workplace and their communities, but most importantly
within their families."

The Working Mother recognition follows a host of national and local accolades
Bayer has received, including the Catalyst Award, a prestigious honor given to
companies implementing new and creative solutions for ensuring women's
advancement in the workplace of the 21st century. In addition, Bayer ranked
#20 on the Scientist's 2012 Top 20 "Best Places to Work in Industry" survey,
Science Career's ranked Bayer #20 on the "Top 20 Employers in the
Biopharmaceutical Industry" survey, and Bayer was named as one of the world's
2012 "Top 50 Most Attractive Employers" by BusinessWeek and Universum.

For more information on Bayer CropScience, visit bayercropscience.us or
connect on the 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. This year the company looks back on 150
years of working to fulfill its mission "Bayer: Science For A Better Life".
Bayer CropScience, the subgroup of Bayer AG responsible for the agricultural
business, has annual sales of EUR 8,383 million (2012) 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 20,800 and is represented
in more than 120 countries. This and further news is available at:
press.bayercropscience.com.

Contact:
Media can utilize the hotline at 1-866-99-BAYER, or contact

Beth Roden
Director of Communications
Bayer CropScience
Tel: (919) 549-2030
Email: beth(dot)roden(at)bayer(dot)com
Twitter: @bayer4cropus
#bayer150

Jennifer Fair
MMI Public Relations
Tel: (919) 233-6600
Email: jennifer(at)mmipublicrelations(dot)com
(USA-BCS-2013-0303)

©2012 Bayer CropScience LP, 2 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC
27709. Always read and follow label instructions. Bayer (reg'd), the Bayer
Cross (reg'd) are trademarks of Bayer. For additional product information call
toll-free 1-866-99-BAYER (1-866-992-2937) or visit our Web site at
BayerCropScience.us.

Forward-Looking Statements
This 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 bayer.com. The company assumes no liability whatsoever
to update these forward-looking statements or to conform them to future events
or developments.

This article was originally distributed on PRWeb. For the original version
including any supplementary images or video, visit
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/10/prweb11276368.htm

CONTACT: Bayer CropScience, LP
         Beth Roden
         beth.roden@bayer.com
         (919) 549-2030
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