This year’s Annual Report combines our financial and our sustainability reporting for the first time. Our aim in integrating the two previous publications is to elucidate the interactions between financial, ecological and societal factors and underline their influence on our company’s long-term development. In this Annual Report we document our business achievements and explain how sustainability is contributing to our future success.
The sales, earnings and other financial data for the Bayer Group can be found in the Report on Economic Position, which is color-coded in the table of contents on the adjacent flap. Our Annual Report is available in a print and an online version. The online Annual Report is the “Annual Report 2013 – Augmented Version,” which contains supplementary material. The print version refers the reader to numbered “Online annexes” featuring this additional information. You can enter these numbers in a search mask on any page of the online Annual Report to directly access the annexes. Information regarding the external audits of the print and augmented versions can be found under “Reporting Principles.” PDF files of the print version (“Annual Report 2013”) and the online version (“Annual Report 2013 – Augmented Version”) are available for download from the Bayer website.