As a new leader in agriculture, Bayer has a heightened responsibility and the unique potential to advance farming for the benefit of society and the planet. We are committed to living up to this responsibility and using our full potential.
In the year following our acquisition of Monsanto, we have heard from journalists and politicians, scientists and regulators, consumers and shareholders, farmers and neighbors. We have been engaged in discussions about agriculture and nutrition, sustainability and biodiversity, and also about the new size and significance of our company.
We heard questions and concerns about us. These concerns matter to us and we want to address them. Farming is too important to limit its progress. To ensure future advancements, we need to change.
As the new market leader, we are setting off on a journey to elevate our efforts in transparency, sustainability and the way we engage with our stakeholders. We invite other industry partners to join us. And we are committed to providing regular updates on the progress of our measures in these areas.