Management Report & Annexes | Fundamental Information About the Group
2. Corporate Structure
Bayer AG, headquartered in Leverkusen, Germany, is the strategic management holding company for the Bayer Group. Business operations are conducted by the HealthCare, CropScience and MaterialScience subgroups, supported by our three service companies.
The globally operating HealthCare subgroup is divided into two reporting segments: Pharmaceuticals and Consumer Health. The Pharmaceuticals segment focuses on prescription products, especially for women’s healthcare and cardiology, and also on specialty therapeutics in the areas of oncology, hematology and ophthalmology. Our Consumer Health segment includes the Consumer Care, Medical Care and Animal Health divisions. The main focus of the Consumer Care Division is on non-prescription medicines, dietary supplements and dermatology products. The Medical Care Division comprises the Diabetes Care business unit, which markets blood glucose monitoring systems, and the Radiology business unit, which offers contrast-enhanced diagnostic imaging equipment along with the necessary contrast agents. The products of the Animal Health Division are destined for use in livestock and companion animals.
CropScience has businesses in seeds, crop protection and non-agricultural pest control. It is organized into two operating segments: Crop Protection/Seeds and Environmental Science. Crop Protection/Seeds markets a portfolio of high-value seeds and traits along with chemical and biological pest management solutions, at the same time providing extensive customer service to the agriculture industry. Environmental Science focuses on non-agricultural applications, with a broad portfolio of pest control products and services for areas ranging from the home and garden sector to forestry.
MaterialScience develops, manufactures and markets high-tech polymer materials including polyurethane raw materials, polycarbonates, coating and adhesive raw materials, along with specialty chemicals. This subgroup also manufactures and markets selected inorganic basic chemicals. MaterialScience is organized into the Polyurethanes, Polycarbonates, and Coatings, Adhesives, Specialties business units, and the Industrial Operations area.
The service companies Business Services, Technology Services and Currenta are reported in the reconciliation under “All Other Segments.” The reconciliation also includes the Corporate Center and consolidation effects.
|Key Data by Subgroup and Segment [Table 3.2.1]
|1 For definition see Chapter 16.2 “Calculation of EBIT(DA) Before Special Items.”