Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of healthcare and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At the same time, the Group aims to create value through innovation, growth and high earning power. Bayer is committed to the principles of sustainable development and to its social and ethical responsibilities as a corporate citizen. In fiscal 2018, the Group employed around 117,000 people and had sales of EUR 39.59 billion. Capital expenditures amounted to EUR 1.5 billion, R&D expenses to EUR 5.2 billion.