WHIPPANY, N.J., Dec. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer's commitment to the community, especially in towns all across the United States where its employees live and work, was recognized recently when the company received the 2016 NJBIZ "Corporate Citizen of the Year" Award. NJBIZ, the premiere online and print business journal for New Jersey businesses, honored Bayer for the company's nationally recognized corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs, including its award-winning STEM education initiative, Making Science Make Sense® (MSMS). The company-wide MSMS program seeks to advance science literacy through hands-on, inquiry-based learning, employee volunteerism, community partnerships and public education.
NJBIZ hosts the awards annually to recognize the state's most dynamic businesses and leaders who are committed to professional excellence, business growth and the Garden State community. Bayer received the honor earlier this month at the 2016 NJBIZ Business of the Year Awards at The Palace at Somerset Park in Somerset, N.J.
"We are proud to receive this prestigious NJBIZ award, which honors our longstanding and impactful CSR efforts," said Phil Blake, President of Bayer Corporation. "This award would not have been possible without the drive, dedication and relentless passion for serving the community of Bayer employees throughout New Jersey and the U.S."
In addition to MSMS, Bayer was cited by NJBIZ for its industry-leading work with the CDC Foundation to combat the Zika virus in Puerto Rico; its role in recruiting volunteers and sponsoring the Community Hope Flag Day 5K Run and Fun Walk in Bernards Township; its partnership with country music sensation Luke Bryan on #Thankful4Ag, a nationwide campaign that donated 500,000 meals through Feeding America® to needy Americans; and its marketing and community partnership with the New York Red Bulls soccer team, which plays in Harrison, N.J.
Bayer: Science For A Better Life
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At the same time, the Group aims to create value through innovation, growth and high earning power. Bayer is committed to the principles of sustainable development and to its social and ethical responsibilities as a corporate citizen. In fiscal 2015, the Group employed around 117,000 people and had sales of EUR 46.3 billion. Capital expenditures amounted to EUR 2.6 billion, R&D expenses to EUR 4.3 billion. These figures include those for the high-tech polymers business, which was floated on the stock market as an independent company named Covestro on October 6, 2015. For more information, go to www.bayer.us.
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