PITTSBURGH--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Working Mother magazine has named Bayer as one of the 2013 Working Mother 100 Best Companies for its commitment to progressive workplace programs, including child care, flexibility, advancement, and paid family leave. Bayer is ranked number 15 on the list, up 32 spots from 2012. This is the 10th time in the last 11 years that Bayer has been included in the national ranking.
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“We are very pleased to once again be included among the Working Mother 100 Best Companies,” said Philip Blake, President, Bayer Corporation. “Bayer is committed to providing benefits and services that enable our employees and their families to lead healthy and happy lives. Providing flexible work-life policies and programs is part of Bayer’s mission, Science For A Better Life.”
The 100 Best Companies are featured in the October/November issue of Working Mother magazine and on workingmother.com. Carol Evans, president of Working Mother Media, said, “Now in its 28th year, the Working Mother 100 Best Companies are leaders in building initiatives that truly support all employees. They are the vanguard of successful companies, with modern policies for American families.”
Also this year, Working Mother has declared October 15th as the first annual National Flex Day to encourage support for workplace flexibility. Bayer and all of the Working Mother 100 Best Companies offer workplace flexibility to their employees.
Some highlights of Bayer’s flexible work-life and career development options include:
- Bayer offers flex time, compressed and reduced work weeks, and telecommuting to eligible employees.
- Bayer HealthCare LLC in Berkeley, Calif., opened a new onsite child care center with space for 150 children ages newborn to kindergarten in June 2012.
- Bayer CropScience LP in Research Triangle Park, N.C., launched a new Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) in 2012 to enhance education and development opportunities.
- Bayer offered a number of manager/leadership training and formal mentorship programs in 2012 to assist with employee development.
- Bayer offers a supplemental paid parental leave policy for eligible working fathers and working mothers to nurture newly-born, adopted or placed children.
- Bayer provides tuition reimbursement of up to $7,000 per year to help employees pursue further education.
The Working Mother recognition follows a host of national and local accolades Bayer has received, including the Catalyst Award, a prestigious honor given to companies implementing new and creative solutions for ensuring women’s advancement in the workplace of the 21st century. In addition, Bayer ranked #20 on the Scientist’s 2012 Top 20 “Best Places to Work in Industry” survey, Science Career’s ranked Bayer #20 on the “Top 20 Employers in the Biopharmaceutical Industry” survey, and Bayer was named as one of the world’s 2012 “Top 50 Most Attractive Employers” by BusinessWeek and Universum.
About Bayer Corporation
Bayer Corporation is a subsidiary of Bayer AG, an international health care, nutrition and high-tech materials group based in Leverkusen, Germany. As an inventor company, it sets trends in research-intensive areas. The company’s products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. The Corporation is committed to the principles of sustainable development and to its role as a socially and ethically responsible corporate citizen. Economy, ecology and social responsibility are corporate policy objectives of equal rank. In North America, Bayer had 2012 net sales of EUR 9,576 million ($12,257 million) and employed 15,300 at year-end. For more information, go to www.bayerus.com.
About Working Mother Media
Working Mother Media, a division of Bonnier Corporation (bonnier.com), is the publisher of Working Mother magazine and its companion website, workingmother.com, and the Working Mother Research Institute. The National Association for Female Executives (nafe.com), Diversity Best Practices (diversitybestpractices.com) are also units within WMM. Working Mother Media’s mission is to serve as a champion of culture change. Working Mother magazine reaches more than 2 million readers and is the only national magazine for career-committed mothers; Workingmother.com gives working mothers @home and @work advice, solutions, and ideas. This year marks the 28th anniversary of the magazine’s signature research initiative, Working Mother 100 Best Companies, and the 11th year of the Best Companies for Multicultural Women. Follow us on Facebook or on Twitter (https://twitter.com/_workingmother_).
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