Product Stewardship

  Product Stewardship

Product Stewardship

As a participant in the American Chemistry Council’s Responsible Care program, Bayer is committed to providing customers with support and assistance to help ensure the safe use and handling of our products.

In accordance with the program’s Product Stewardship Code and our own commitment to “Expertise With Responsibility,” we seek to provide support for our products from manufacture through distribution and use, to recycling and disposal. Bayer has trained and experienced professionals on staff to address health, safety and environmental questions about our products. As part of the Product Safety and Regulatory Affairs Department, our team is comprised of product safety representatives and industrial hygienists who are supported by toxicologists, regulatory specialists, environmental experts and medical personnel.
Bayer employees participate in trade associations and professional organizations to stay abreast of current health and safety information and regulations, and to assist the industry in sharing and discussing opinions and suggestions.

Among the services our product stewardship teams provide are:

On-site visits to discuss hazard awareness and safe handling of Bayer products
On-site plant walk-through and industrial hygiene sampling of processes using Bayer products
Bayer also provides product safety literature on the safe handling of our products, information on ozone depleting chemicals, heavy metal content data and video tapes and other educational material on hazard awareness, safe handling and end-use applications.

Our library of product information also includes material on general product safety, worker protection, toxicity and eco-toxicity, waste disposal, transportation regulations, industrial hygiene and environmental and regulatory compliance.

All Bayer product customers are provided with a Product Stewardship manual outlining the services and information we provide, as well as a comprehensive discussion of product stewardship responsibility, data on appropriate regulations, product safety information, safe managing of chemicals and packaging and distribution safety.

BayCare, Bayer’s Product Stewardship program fulfills and exceeds the guidelines established by the American Chemistry Counci in its Code of 12 management practices. Those practices are:

The ACC Product Stewardship Code defines 12 management practices:

1. Leadership

Senior management is the driving force behind Bayer’s vision of product stewardship. This vision is woven into our company culture and is an ongoing, long-term commitment governing company operations and business.

2. Accountability and Performance Measurement

Product stewardship is a priority in Bayer’s business planning and individual performance planning. Through a Continuous Improvement Process (CIP), achievable and measurable goals are defined.

3. Resources

Bayer management demonstrates its dedication to responsible product stewardship by committing both human and financial resources to implementing CIP activities.

4. Health, Safety and Environmental Information

The objective of this practice is to establish and maintain an information base of the human and environmental hazards and reasonably foreseeable exposures from existing and new products.

5. Product Risk Characterization

Using the information base, a thorough characterization and understanding of a product’s risk is determined. Once that determination is made, a system is established to trigger periodic re-evaluation of a product’s risk. Triggers for re-evaluation include significant new hazard or exposure data, significant new use or misuse information, or a substantial increase in sales which suggests new uses or markets.

6. Risk Management System

Risk management actions are established to meet each product’s identified risk levels. These actions are developed through analysis of technical, ethical, societal and business issues surrounding a product. Response to risk ranges from taking no action, to providing Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and labels, to product reformulation or repackaging, to removal of the product from a market.

7. Product and Process Design and Improvement

Designing products and processes (or redesigning existing products and processes) with a system to identify health, safety and environmental impacts throughout the product lifecycle is an effective method of managing product risks. The HES attributes of the product throughout its entire lifecycle should be addressed at the beginning, during the concept and design (or redesign) phases. Environmental goals include source reduction, and reuse, recycling and safe disposal of products and product waste. Employees in all functional areas that may affect health, safety and the environment participate in the product review process.

8. Employee Education and Product Use Feedback

This practice has two parts. The first is to ensure that all employees with product involvement are trained and educated in the hazards; packaging; proper use, handling, reuse, recycling and disposal of the product. The second is to ensure that any new information that may alter the way risk is being managed is factored into the risk characterization process on a timely basis.

9. Contract Manufacturers

Bayer is committed to using contractors that recognize the importance of product stewardship. We strive to ensure that all our contractors incorporate appropriate health, environmental and safety factors into their operations. And we provide guidance on product and process risk to foster proper handling, use, recycling and disposal.

10. Suppliers

In the same way, Bayer works with suppliers to achieve the highest health, safety and environmental standards in all procurement operations, including product exchange.

11. Distributors

Commensurate with product risk, Bayer works with and periodically reviews distributors’ practices to foster proper product use, handling, recycling and disposal and transmittal of appropriate product information to downstream users.

We recognize that distributors perform a broad range of functions, from repackaging the original product to reformulating it into a new product with new health, safety and environmental characteristics. The transmittal of appropriate information acknowledges that while we expect distributors to pass along HES information, product changes made by distributors may supplant original product HES information and necessitate the issuing of new product information.

12. Customers and Other Direct Product Receivers

Bayer provides health, safety and environmental information to direct product receivers. Commensurate with product risk, we work with them to foster proper use, handling, recycling and disposal of the product and transmittal of appropriate information to downstream users. When Bayer identifies improper practices involving a product, we work with the product receiver to improve those practices. If, in our judgment, improvement is not evident, we may take further measures, up to and including termination of product sale.

Werner Wenning

Werner Wenning

Werner Wenning

Werner Wenning has been Chairman of the Board of Management of Bayer AG since April 26, 2002.

Born on October 21, 1946 in Leverkusen-Opladen, Wenning joined Bayer AG in Leverkusen as a commercial trainee on April 1, 1966. He then took a year’s training in finance and accounting and worked for a further year in the Corporate Auditing Department. From 1970 to 1975 he established and managed the finance and accounting department of Bayer Industrial S.A., a company that had just been formed in Lima, Peru.

On his return to Germany he worked for another three years in Corporate Auditing, returning to Lima in 1978 to become Managing Director and administrative head of the Peruvian company.

In 1983, Wenning was appointed head of the staff department of what was then the Health Care Sector in Leverkusen. Three years later he switched to the Plastics Business Group as head of marketing for thermoplastics, and in 1987 assumed responsibility for that business group’s worldwide marketing operations.

On April 1, 1991 he was seconded for a year to the Treuhandanstalt privatization agency in Berlin. In 1992 Wenning went abroad again, this time to Barcelona as Managing Director of Bayer Hispania Industrial S.A. and Senior Bayer Representative for Spain. In April 1996 he became head of Corporate Planning and Controlling in Leverkusen. He was appointed to the Board of Management of Bayer AG in February 1997.

Wenning holds a number of offices outside Bayer. He is, for example:
– President of the German Chemical Industry Association (VCI), Frankfurt;
– a member of the supervisory boards of Gerling-Konzern Versicherungs-Beteiligungs-AG and Henkel KGaA.

Werner Wenning is married with two grown-up daughters.
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In-house R&D and innovation has marked the rise of Gharda Chemicals Ltd. (GCL) from a small unit in 1964 to one of the most successful and reputed companies in the field of Agro-chemicals worldwide. A strong and vibrant R&D program and expertise in Process Development coupled with a team of outstanding scientists headed by Dr.K.H.Gharda, has enabled the company to capitalise on superior technology generated in-house. This has led to the production of vital import substitute products and cost-effective Agro-chemicals on a large scale now affordable to even marginal farmers at the national level and a strong competitive international presence, saving foreign-exchange outgo, on one hand and earning significant foreign exchange.

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Leverkusen – Professor Dr. Friedrich Berschauer (53), currently a member of the Board of Management of Bayer HealthCare AG and Head of its Animal Health Division, has been named Chairman of the Board of Management of Bayer CropScience AG effective April 1, 2004. He succeeds Dr. Jochen Wulff (64), who will retire after 35 years’ valuable service to Bayer. The new Head of Animal Health will be Dr. Gunnar Riemann (45), presently in charge of the Biological Products Division. Riemann will also join the Board of Management of Bayer HealthCare AG.
Friedrich Berschauer was born in Boms, near Ravensburg in southern Germany, on June 29, 1950. He studied agricultural science at Stuttgart-Hohenheim University, subsequently working as a scientific assistant at the university’s Institute for Animal Nutrition. After obtaining his doctorate in agricultural science in 1977, he joined Bayer AG in 1980 as head of the animal nutrition department at the Pharmaceuticals Research Center in Wuppertal. He held various other positions with Bayer before becoming head of development in the company’s Crop Protection Business Group in 1993.

In 1998 he transferred to the United States, serving as President of the Animal Health Division of Bayer Corporation. In July 2000 he was appointed General Manager of the Animal Health Business Group at Bayer AG. After the reorganization, Berschauer initially was appointed a member of the Bayer HealthCare Executive Committee with responsibility for the Animal Health Division and the Asia-Pacific region. Effective October 1, 2003 he became a member of the Board of Management of Bayer HealthCare AG and the company’s labor director.

Since 1987 Berschauer has been working as an adjunct professor at the University of Stuttgart-Hohenheim. He is married with three children.

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. Dr. Gunnar Riemann
Gunnar Riemann was born in Hamelin, Germany, on October 26, 1958. He majored in pharmacy and obtained his doctorate at the Technical University of Brunswick, Germany, starting his career with Bayer in 1986 at the Institute for Pharmaceutical Technology in Leverkusen. In 1987 he was appointed manager of a pharmaceuticals production facility. In 1991 Riemann transferred to the United States to work for the Bayer subsidiary then known as Miles Inc. in Elkhart, Indiana, as head of product development for OTC products.

Riemann returned to Leverkusen in 1994 to head up the Household Products Business Unit in the Consumer Care Business Group. In 1996 he was appointed this business group’s regional manager for Asia and South America, and from 1999 until September 2001 he was responsible for Consumer Care’s Europe region. He was then placed in charge of Bayer’s Biological Products Business Group, headquartered in the United States. Riemann also served as an Executive Vice President and Member of the Executive Committee of Bayer Corporation, and on July 1, 2002 joined the Executive Committee of Bayer HealthCare.

Dr. Riemann is married with three children.

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. Dr. Jochen C. Wulff
Dr. Jochen C. Wulff has been Chairman of the Board of Management of Bayer CropScience since July 1, 2002. After studying and obtaining a doctorate in organic chemistry, he joined the research department of what was then Bayer’s U.S. subsidiary Mobay Corporation in 1968. After holding various positions in the Polyurethanes Business Group, both at Mobay and at Bayer’s headquarters in Leverkusen, he was appointed manager of a dyestuffs production unit in Leverkusen in 1984. He returned to Mobay in 1986 as Executive Vice President Production and Technology, becoming Mobay’s President and Chief Executive Officer in 1990. Dr. Wulff left the United States following the reorganization of Bayer’s U.S. operations. In April 1993 he was appointed General Manager of Bayer AG’s Crop Protection Business Group, which was later successfully realigned and combined with the acquired company Aventis CropScience to form today’s Bayer CropScience AG.

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Mike Kao writes “Artila Releases PAC-4000 Embedded Automation Computers Compact DIN-RAIL ARM9 Embedded Computer designed for hazardous environment.

Taipei, Taiwan – February 2012 — Artila Electronics, the leading designer and manufacturer of Linux-ready ARM9 industrial PC, is proud to announce the launch of PAC-4000, DIN-Rail mounted Industrial ARM9 Embedded Computer.”

PAC-4000 is a fanless DIN-RAIL mounted industrial computer which is powered by 400MHz ARM9 ATMEL AT91SAM9G20, 64MB SDRAM and 128MB NAND Flash memory. PAC-4000 comes with two Ethernet ports, up to four RS-232 ports and two isolated RS-485 ports, two USB host ports and one microSD socket. PAC-4000 is designed for hazardous environment in mind. It can operate at wide temperature range up to 70 degree C. Moreover, the extended temperature model, PAC-4000T which can operate -20 to 80 degree C is also available upon request.
PAC-4000 is pre-installed with Linux 2.6.29 OS and busybox utility collection. The UBI file system is employed to provide improved performance and longer lifetime for NAND Flash compared to JFFS2. Furthermore, the DataFlash includes a backup Linux file system which will automatically boot up in case of NAND Flash memory crash. The failure-proof and redundant booting design makes PAC-4000 an ideal platform for many mission-critical applications.

In terms of package management system, PAC-4000 uses ipkg, a lightweight system that is resembled to Debian’s dpkg. This allows users to easily install, upgrade, and remove the software package. Artila continuously increases and updates the software package to its ftp site for the users to download for free to install the software package they need from the internet.

Useful software utilities are also provided for easy management and development of PAC-4000, including webmin, and the GNU tool chain, which includes a C/C++ cross compiler and Glibc. For more product information, please visit, or email to About Artila Artila Electronics Co., Ltd. is an emerging force in the industrial computer field, dedicated to minimizing mass while maximizing utility. Unlike other industrial computer providers in the market who mainly use x86 plus Windows solutions, Artila focuses on ARM-core RISC CPU with embedded Linux solutions, matched with Artila’s 10 plus years of experience in RS-232/422/485 industrial communication and TCP/IP networking. Artila’s product range consists of Serial-to-Ethernet embedded modules, ARM9/Linux box computers, and ARM9/Linux SOMs (system-on-modules)

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