Helping people and the planet thrive

We have established ourselves as a trusted brand in India for 125 years with significant contributions towards advancing agriculture, public health and sustainability in the country. We want to improve the quality of life in communities and contribute to solving social challenges.


At the heart of our Corporate Societal Engagement (CSE) in India are three focus areas: ‘Catalyzing Farmer Prosperity’, ‘Inspiring Health & Wellness’ and ‘Supporting Neighbourhood Ecosystems’ and we have benefitted more than 2.6 million Indians through various initiatives in the last five years.


Corporate Societal Engagement Compendium for 2019-21

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Dive into our latest compendium of stories from 2019-21 to learn more about how we are uplifting 6,00,000+ smallholder farmers with capacity building, benefitting 25,000+ community members with rural development initiatives, enhancing nutrition and health for 17,000+ children and 13,000+ community members, promoting science education for 19,000+ children and youth, and empowering 7,00,000+ people with disaster relief across various geographies, and more.


In addition, our COVID-19 relief efforts have furthered health and wellness for vulnerable populations while extending support to over a million doctors, frontline workers and other community members. All of this has been possible thanks to our network of partners pan-India who share a common vision of sustainably improving lives around us.

As we celebrate 125 years of our presence in India, we feel fortunate and humbled to have been able to improve the lives of our farmers, patients, consumers, communities and society at large. This has only been possible due to the purpose driven efforts of our employees and partners who have ensured our vision gets translated into reality.
D Narain
Senior Bayer Representative, South Asia

Our vision globally is to catalyze science impact and social innovation for a world with ‘Health for All, Hunger for None’. We are doing this by supporting the development of scientific breakthroughs, as well as by levering the power of social innovation and entrepreneurialism to enable communities to prosper.

We have embarked on an ambitious journey of creating new pathways for our CSR programs that are aligned with our vision ‘Health for all, Hunger for none.’ Our focus is on identifying new opportunities in the area of rural livelihoods, designing women-centric approaches, working for the upliftment of aspirational districts, and delivering innovative technology based solutions to bridge the healthcare gap in the country.
Sarita Bahl
Country Group Head – CSR, South Asia & Director – Bayer Foundation India

Bayer Foundation India

Bayer Foundation India formerly known as Bayer Prayas Association is a not-for-profit Indian company setup in the year 2011, and registered under section 25 of the Companies Act, 1956.  BPA is also registered under U/S 12 A and 80G of the Income Tax Act 1961. Furthermore, the Association is certified under FCRA for foreign contributions under Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

  • To undertake the task of Social Economic and Educational upliftment of general public, irrespective of gender & communities
  • To undertake activities. for the deprived, irrespective of their location, to support innovations & innovators
  • To align with the CSR provision of companies Act, 2013.

The Company’s CSE programs are aligned with global objectives of Bayer while pursuing a long-term, well planned, multi-stakeholder participatory approach resulting in a measurable impact on targeted communities.