Bayer’s Aspirin costs 3 times the price of generic versions, and still has 40,000 MT of annual sales
Americans spend around $460 billion on prescription drugs, which accounts for 16.7% of the country's total health expenditure1. The per head expenditure on drugs in the U.S.A. stands at $1011, while European nations like Germany and France pay almost half of it2. In such conditions, overpriced drugs can add to the misery of 27.5 million uninsured Americans in 20183.
The proportion of women employees in the Bayer Group reached 40.5% in 2019
The United Nations believes that gender equality will be an essential factor in the world’s future economic and social development1. As of now, women represent less than 39% of the total world’s employment2. Only 27% were in managerial positions out of the total employed women in 2018 2.
Bayer needs to do more to tackle climate change
Climate change threatens our modern societies in many ways: Crop failure, increased sea levels that will lead to immigrations, an increase on extreme natural disasters are just some of the main risks that we phase1 . A vast majority of scientists, (97%), agrees that human actions are the main cause of this climate change2.
Bayer’s neonicotinoid pesticides imidacloprid and clothianidin negatively affects aquatic species
There is a compelling body of evidence that clearly demonstrates that neonicotinoids are having major impacts on biodiversity1. Neonicotinoids do not bind well to soils and are highly soluble in water, thus making the pesticides more likely to enter waterways during and after rain events2. This is very problematic because the use of neonicotinoids can impact non-target species in the aquatic system.