10.1 International Standards and Certifications

To maintain high HSEQ stands for health, safety, environment and quality. standards throughout the Group, Bayer has established appropriate management systems that are aligned to acknowledged international standards and are regularly evaluated and updated. They form an integral part of all our business processes. Regular upkeep of the management systems and appropriate training and certification also demonstrate our commitment to the chemical industry’s Responsible Care™ initiative and in particular the guidelines of the Responsible Care Global Charter.

With regard to the coverage of our business activities with HSEQ management systems based on energy consumption, in 2015 around 96% of our production sites featured an HSE management system audited by Bayer. Some 93% of our entire business activities were certified externally to at least one internationally recognized standard. As part of a Group-wide certification plan, it is planned, by 2017, to achieve virtually complete coverage based on energy consumption by external standards in both environmental and occupational safety management. One hundred percent coverage is not feasible owing to the frequent changes in our site portfolio.

Standards and Certifications in % of Business Activities (Based on Energy Consumption)

 

 

2011

 

2012

 

2013

 

2014

 

2015

1

The rise in 2015 is due to enhanced OHSAS 18001 certification at Covestro sites.

2

Group values determined from 2014 onward

Certification to external standards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ISO 14001 certification / EMAS validation

 

66

 

84

 

84

 

91

 

93

Certified to OHSAS 180011

 

27

 

30

 

30

 

34

 

80

Certified to ISO 500012

 

 

 

 

40

 

47

Degree of coverage with certification to at least one of the above standards

 

87

 

89

 

90

 

95

 

93

HSE management systems internally audited by Bayer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HSE management systems audited by Bayer

 

99

 

99

 

99

 

94

 

96

All subgroups also have industry-specific international quality management systems such as ISO 9001, ISO 17025, ISO 13485 or GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice). Group-wide, the coverage by this kind of certification is over 98%. More information about quality management in the various subgroups can be found in Chapter 7 “Procurement, Production, Logistics, Distribution.”