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Profile of registrant

Bayer AG

Identification number in the register: 3523776801-85
Registration date: 17/12/08 10:22:19

The information on this organisation was last modified on 16/12/14 11:17:03
The date of the last annual update was 16/12/14 11:17:03

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Bayer AG
Legal status: Company / Aktiengesellschaft
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Companies & groups

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Dr. Marijn Dekkers
Position: CEO

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Bernd Halling
Position: Head of EU-Liaison Office

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: - Bayer AG 
Leverkusen 51368
Telephone number: (+49214) 301
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information: EU-Liaison Office
40, square de Meeûs
B-1000 Bruxelles

Contact person :

Bernd Halling
Head of EU-Liaison Office

Tel: 02/5502101

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, nutrition and high-tech materials, making products that are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life.

Bayer has 111,800 employees (2011) and consists of three businesses: Bayer HealthCare, Bayer CropScience and Bayer MaterialScience.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • national
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 15
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Bernd Halling 24/05/14 22/05/15
Felix Uedelhoven 10/10/14 08/10/15
Franz Eversheim 26/08/14 20/08/15
Julia ALTENHOFER 05/11/14 03/11/15
Anja Ingenrieth 03/10/14 01/10/15


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Activities in the policy areas of pharmaceutical legislation and health, legislation relevant for crop protection products, seeds and chemical products.

Bayer also follows policies in the area of trade, innovation and research.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Climate Action
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Customs
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • Food Safety
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Internal Market
  • Public Health
  • Research and Technology
  • Trade


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Bayer is directly member of the following European associations:

Business Europe, CEFIC, EFPIA, AESGP, EDMA, EuropaBio, ECPA, IFAH-Europe, ESA, ISOPA and PlasticsEurope.

The company has a broad network encompassing key actors in the area of health, agricultural and chemical policy.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2014 - 12/2014
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 2,460,000 €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 2,700,000 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Following the new definition of the scope of the Transparency Register Bayer has reviewed its financial data about activities described in Article 8 of the Inter-Institutional Agreement (published in the Journal L191/29). On this basis and due to the changes of the definition, Bayer adjusted its overall amount spent on advocacy activities.

In the interest of full transparency and on a voluntary basis Bayer states the method used to calculate the indicated budget. Bayer includes 70% of its overall office costs in Brussels into the amount. Bayer did not include the entire office expenses as some of the office’s work is dedicated to internal tasks and therefore does not fall under the definition of the Transparency register.

In addition Bayer included the expenses of other business divisions located mostly in Germany, providing e.g. background research, position papers, political work within European associations and visits to Brussels related to activities falling under the scope of the register. Following the rules of the Transparency Register Bayer included all costs for consultancy contracts falling under the scope and definition of the register.

These numbers are a forecast of the EU grants in Bayer´s 2014 financial statement and differ from those published on the European Commission database. Differences arise for example due to different accounting methods. Bayer is committed to giving a coherent account of its grants and will publish the final numbers as soon as they are available.

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.

The organisation has also declared to be bound to the following other Code:
Bayer's Code of Conduct: