Bayer AG (German pronunciation: [ˈbaɪɐ]) (FWB: BAYN is a chemical and pharmaceutical company founded in Barmen, Germany in 1863. Today it is headquartered in Leverkusen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is well-known for its original brand of aspirin.

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Campaign Finance

$4,249,062 Given

Figures are based on itemized contributions reported to the Federal Election Commission and state agencies. Please note that:

  • contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
  • only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
  • contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
  • corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
  • organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.

For more information, please see our campaign finance methodology page. Lobbyist bundling data is described on our lobbyist bundling methodology page.

federal data covers from 1989 roughly through Q2 2014
state-level data is not available in bulk for 2014. for current state data, browse
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$135,232,014 Spent

Figures are based on lobbying activity reported to the Senate Office of Public Records. Reported dollar amounts are required to be accurate only to the nearest $20,000. For organizations whose primary business is lobbying, we display total income and top clients. For organizations that are not primarily lobbying firms, we display total amount spent on lobbying and top lobbying firms hired.

For more information, please see our lobbying methodology page.

covers roughly through Q2, 2014

Lobbying on Behalf of Bayer AG

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Mentioned in 610 dockets; Submitted to 4 dockets

All data is based on documents downloaded from The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.

Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.

Not all agencies submit public comments to For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.

Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.

updated daily from by way of Docket Wrench

The tables show occurrences of "Bayer AG" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.

Federal Spending

41 contracts

Federal grants, contracts and loans are reported by federal agencies using the FPDS and FAADS systems. The data is made available to the public at Please note that the completeness and quality of the data varies greatly by agency.

Only grants, contracts and loans with amounts over $1 million are shown.

Because company names are not reported in a standardized manner, we cannot reliably determine the company receiving the contract or award. The results shown here are based on a search for the company name. Individual records may be missed or erroneously included because of name variations. For more information, please see our federal spending methodology page.

covers through's Sept. 15, 2012 release for contracts and Oct. 19, 2012 for grants.

Note: Company names in federal spending data are not standardized. The table below is included only as a sample of what is available in the data and has not been reviewed for accuracy or completeness. To investigate the data further, use the links at the bottom of the table.

Type Recipient Name Year Agency Description Amount
Bayer Corporation 2002 Office Of Assistant Secretary For Management And Budget $95,000,000
Bayer Corporation 2001 $5,518,938
Bayer Corporation 2007 RESALE - HEALTH & BEAUTY AIDES $5,150,370
Bayer Corporation 2000 $4,785,948
Bayer Corporation 2005 $3,860,610
Bayer Corporation 2005 $3,406,222
Bayer Corporation 2000 $3,309,676
Bayer Corporation 2006 $3,180,740
Bayer Corporation 2000 $2,968,796
Bayer Corporation 2009 RESALE - HEALTH & BEAUTY AIDES $2,930,230
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EPA Violations

9 Enforcement Actions

Figures are based on data from the Environmental Protection Agency’s ECHO website. The ECHO database contains federal and state environmental enforcement actions. Data displayed here includes only those actions that began after 2000 and resulted in fines of over $1 million.

Actions where the company was the sole defendant are listed first. Actions where the company is one of multiple defendants are listed subsequently.

For more information see our EPA methodology page.

covers through EPA's October 19, 2011 release
Case Name Defendant Date Locations Amount
Pharmacia Corporation (Industri-Plex Site) Bayer Cropscience Inc (+1 others) 2008 Woburn, Ma $37,245,000
Air Products & Chemical, Inc Et Al Bayer Cropscience Inc (+40 others) 2005 Elkton, Md $24,500,000
Himco Dump Rd/Ra (Cercla) Bayer Healthcare Llc (+31 others) 2007 Elkhart, In $13,031,373
Agere Systems, Et Al Bayer Cropscience, Llc (Formerly Aventis Pharmaceu (+138 others) 2007 Elkton, Md $11,300,000
Verona Well Field Consent Decree (Cercla) Bayer Cropscience, Inc. (+25 others) 2006 Battle Creek, Mi $9,040,000
3m Company Et Al. Bayer Chemical Corporation (+67 others) 2004 Carlstadt, Nj $8,649,902
Carolina Steel Drum Superfund Site Rhone-Poulenc, Inc. (Nka Bayer Cropscience, Inc.) (+42 others) 2005 Rock Hill, Sc $4,986,394
Abb, Inc. Et Al (Spectron Deminimis Settlement) Bayer Corporation (+547 others) 2003 Elkton, Md $2,803,841
Berlex Laboratories, Inc. Et. Al. Berlex Laboratories, Inc. (+3 others) 2004 St Croix, Vi $1,894,260
View all EPA violations data for Bayer AG Sources: EPA ECHO Enforcement Data