Bayer - Science for a Better Life
Bayer, headquartered in Leverkusen, Germany, is not only a familiar name in its home country. It is considered a byword the world over, with its familiar icon, the Bayer Cross, readily recognizable in huge, illuminated signs in many countries. Bayer is synonymous to excellence in producing better products and better care for a better life – echoing its corporate mission of providing Science for a Better Life.
Bayer Philippines, Inc.
Established in 1962, Bayer Philippines, Inc. is the holding company for the businesses of Bayer HealthCare and Bayer MaterialScience businesses in the Philippines. It has its main office facilities in Canlubang Industrial Estate, Calamba City, Laguna and a satellite office in Makati City.
Bayer HealthCare is a leading company in health care and medical products in the world. It develops and manufactures innovative products to improve human and animal health care under the following divisions: Animal Health, Consumer Care and Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals.
Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals holds a leadership position in the specialty pharmaceuticals arena. Bayer HealthCare Pharma in the Philippines offers products for General Medicine, including medicines for cardiovascular and infectious diseases, Women’s HealthCare, Specialty Medicine, and Radiology and Interventional.
Bayer HealthCare - Consumer Care is one of the world’s biggest and leading suppliers of non-prescription or over the counter (OTC) drugs and dietary supplements. It has more than 170 trusted brands around the world including well known names in the Philippines such as Bayer Aspirin, Canesten, Rogin-E, Berocca, One-A-Day, Calci-Aid, and Saridon – all united under the Bayer cross.
Bayer HealthCare - Animal Health is among the world’s biggest animal health care supplier with its wide range of anti-infectives, parasiticides, nutritionals and biologicals for livestock, poultry, and pets. Among its best known global products are: broad-spectrum anti-infective Baytril; coccidiocide Baycox; metabolic stimulant Coforta/Catosal; antiparasiticides Asuntol, Neguvon and Sebacil; vitamin mineral pre-mix Baymix; nutritionals Pecutrin and Latibon; and biosecurity products Farm Fluid S and Virkon S. The Bay-o-Pet line of care and protection products for companion animals.
Bayer MaterialScience, meanwhile, imports, distributes and supplies various industries in the country with Bayer’s chemical products and other innovative materials.
As one of the largest producers of polymers and high performance materials in the world, Bayer MaterialScience, with its innovative developments in coatings, adhesives, sealants, polycarbonates and polyurethanes enhance the quality of life in a wide variety of markets and applications.
A pioneer in the development of environment-friendly coatings and adhesives, Bayer coating systems based on polyurethane raw materials are widely accepted in a variety of applications from wood parquet flooring and basketball courts to wet look car finish. Bayer produces more than a quarter of the world’s polyurethane. Polyurethane materials are used to produce mattresses, car seats and insulation for refrigerators. They are also used in car bumper and shoe soles.
Makrolon, a trademark for high quality polycarbonates, is best seller because it is indispensable in the manufacture of automotive components, optical storage media such as CDs and DVDs, drinking bottles, medical equipment, and a wide range of products that make daily living more comfortable and enjoyable.
Bayer CropScience (Philippines), Inc.
Bayer CropScience, Inc. manages the Bayer CropScience businesses in the Philippines. Bayer CropScience is the leading supplier of crop protection products in the country, with an expanding hybrid rice seed business. It has its main office and production facilities in Canlubang Industrial Estate, Calamba City, Laguna.
Bayer CropScience has two operational business groups – Crop Protection and BioScience. Crop Protection offers an extensive range of insecticides, fungicides, molluscicides, herbicides and seed treatments with more than 80 products for all main crops such as rice, mango, banana, pineapple, corn, fruit and vegetables. The key brands are Baylucide, Bulldock, Ricestar Xtra, Ronstar, Fuerza, Confidor, Climax, Decis, Sevin, Hercules, Twist, Siganex, Basta, Folicur, Baycor, and Nemacur from Crop Protection and Arize Bigante from BioScience.
BioScience offers rice farmers an opportunity to increase yields through the hybrid rice technology. BioScience has already commercialized various hybrid varieties like Bigante, Arize H64, and Bigante-TEJ, under the Arize umbrella brand that are adaptable to both wet and dry seasons in the county.
Bayer CropScience has the country’s largest and most modern crop protection manufacturing plant that produces more thank half of the country’s requirements for crop protection and consumer household insecticide products.
Bayer Business Philippines, Inc.
Bayer Business Services Philippines, Inc. (BBSPI) is one of the centers for the global operations of Shared Services organization that is meant to optimize and improve the accounting services at Bayer.
BBSPI inaugurated its new office on April 16, 2012 at the Science Tower Hub 2, McKinley Hill in Taguig City.
By 2014, it is projected that the company will have a workforce of 600 employees providing finance and accounting services to various Bayer companies all over the world.
The Bayer Young Environmental Envoy (BYEE) Program has established itself as the longest running youth environmental program in the Philippines, organized in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme.
Currently, the program is being run in about 18 countries from four continents, including Thailand, Singapore, India, China, Indonesia, Korea, Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Kenya, Vietnam, Malaysia, Turkey, South Africa, Chile, and the Philippines.
For eleven years now, BYEE has been engaging young Filipinos to take part in environmental protection. College students from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao are asked to submit a project proposal for the environment, citing the significance of the project to the community. Short-listed candidates are asked to come for an interview to explain and defend their proposals, and also to receive inputs on ways to improve their projects. The chosen twelve finalists are required to implement their project in 90 days.
The finalists get to participate in a five-day Eco-Camp that is held in a place of environmental significance in the Philippines. Ateneo de Manila University, Bayer’s local partner, conducts the Eco-Camp, where distinguished speakers discuss various environmental issues affecting the country. Resource persons from government, business, academe, the private sector, and non-governmental organizations talk about what their respective sectors are doing for the environment.
At the end of the Eco-Camp five judges representing government, civil society, and media evaluate the success of the envoys’ completed projects. The judges are tasked to pick the Top Four Bayer Young Environmental Envoys who are each awarded an environmental study tour of Germany.
The trip gives the Envoys the opportunity to get first-hand impressions of the broad spectrum of environmental protection measures that government, citizens, and industry employ in a highly developed country like Germany.
During the proclamation night, all finalists are conferred the title of Bayer Young Environmental Envoy. They take the responsibility to lead their communities in environmental care and develop in their peers the same love and concern for the environment.
Some 150 students have become Bayer Young Environmental Envoys and more than 50 have been given the chance to visit Germany. Numerous environmental projects that have been carried out in the country have focused on:
Harnessing the power of the sun is not only about converting sunlight into electricity. It is also about using sunlight for practical ends through other solar technology applications that are proven to be cost effective and environment-friendly.
Bayer HealthCare Animal Health (BHC-AH) made use of one of these applications by installing the “Solatube day lighting system” in its production plant in May 2011.
BHC-AH plant is the first premix plant in the country that is fully equipped with quality control facilities. Its plant in Canlubang, Laguna manufactures animal feed premixes and re ills and repacks animal nutrition, livestock, companion animal, and hygiene products which are sourced from other manufacturing sites of Bayer around the world. It also engages in contract manufacturing of premixes for other multinational companies.
The plant has an area of 3, 882 sq. m. and its warehouse covers the largest area of 2,500 sq.m. To illuminate the warehouse, some 330 fluorescent bulbs were used from 7:00am to 6:00pm. from Monday to Friday.
In 2010, the lighting cost of the warehouse amounted to PhP 552,000, which was equivalent to 20% of the total electricity cost of the plant at PhP 2.76M.
We need to find ways and solutions not only to reduce our electricity cost, but also to adhere to the Bayer Climate Program by minimizing our own carbon footprint through improve operational and energy efficiency said BHC-AH Technical Operations Manager Danilo Cercado.
As part of its maintenance and upgrade program, the BHC-AH replaced the plant’s worn out sky light roofing with 21 Solatube day lighting units.
Solatube day lighting system is not a solar cell type sun-harnessing electricity-converting system. It is a light harvesting, transferring and diffusing medium that uses lenses and optical diffusers in bringing daylight inside the building. It gets the sunlight in without the heat and the glare of the sun.
The system consists of a plastic dome that sits on a building’s roof and a reflective tube that carries the light inside. The tubing fits between rafters and is easily installed with no structural modification. At the ceiling level, a diffuser that resembles a recessed light fixture spreads the light evenly throughout the room.
This is our proactive approach to climate protection as this is also aligned with the Bayer Climate Program. We see a reduction of electricity cost by 40% this year and reduction in the electric lighting consumption by 72%, while enjoying an average of 114 lux lighting inside the plant,” he added.
The Bayer Climate Program is the Bayer Group’s long-term strategy and uniting measures on climate change. The program has a two-pronged strategy, which focuses on the reduction of the greenhouse gas emissions in the production processes and on developing new solutions for climate protection and climate change adaptation.
As a result of the installation of the solatube lighting system at the plant’s warehouse, electricity cost is estimated to go down to P1.26M per year from P2.76M, posting a savings of 54% or P1.5M. Hence, in less than 12 months, the investment in the Solatube lighting system in the BHC AH plant of PhP 1.4M can be recouped through savings in electricity cost.
With the Solatube day lighting system, the dependency on electricity generated from coal-fired power plants will significantly be reduced. “As we reduce our electric consumption, we also contribute to the reduction of carbon dioxide emission from the power plants,” said Cercado.
In addition, having abundant natural lighting in the plant also helps create a vibrant atmosphere due to the cooler working environment.
PHILIPPINES - Bayer in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) proclaimed the 2012 Bayer Young Environmental Envoys at an award pres ...