Bayer’s donation of suramin drugs in Africa has helped to drastically decrease Trypanosomiasis cases
Diseases from infections that are transmitted by blood feeding organisms like mosquitoes or ticks to humans and animals are called vector borne diseases1. Vector-borne diseases are responsible for 17% of the diseases due to infections and cause over 700,000 deaths in the world annually6.
Bayer generates 3.25 times more waste than its top competitor
Around 362 Mn tonnes of hazardous waste is generated globally1. Most of this waste is produced by the pharmaceutical and medical device industries2. Hazardous waste is toxic, flammable, radioactive, and infectious, hence posing a danger to the environment and public health1. Hazardous waste can interfere with the hormonal system, cause cancer, reproductive issues, and damage DNA1. In the span of the last 100 years, hazardous waste generation has increased by 40,000%1.
Bayer helps protect 170,000 hectares of crops in Kenya and Uganda from the deadly locust infestation
Globally, around 20% to 40% of the crops produced every year are destroyed due to pests1. The global economic costs of plant diseases are nearly USD $220 billion and around $70 billion for the damages from invasive insects1. While there are 30 billion insect species, around 600 are highly destructive, destroying up to 60% of the global crop harvests3.
At around $393,840 annually, Bayer’s TRK fusion-cancer drug is one of the most expensive US drugs
Every year, around 606,520 people die of cancer in the US, and 1.8 million new cases are reported1. One in four cancer patients in America skips their medication due to its high cost2. Americans pay the highest price for cancer drugs globally, where the patented drugs are 192% more expensive than the cost of living in the country3.
Bayer consumed only 0.061% of renewable energy in 2019
Globally, people consume around 11 billion tonnes of oil equivalent fossil fuels, and as per the estimation, the world could run out of them by 20528. In 2019, about 158,839 TWh of energy was consumed worldwide and fossil fuels account for approximately 86% of the world’s total power usage3.