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Sustainability at BASF

We create chemistry for a sustainable future

We want to contribute to a world that provides a viable future with enhanced quality of life for everyone. We do so by creating chemistry for our customers and society and by making the best use of available resources. We live our corporate purpose “We create chemistry for a sustainable future” by

  • Sourcing and producing responsibly,
  • Acting as a fair and reliable partner,
  • Connecting creative minds to find the best solutions for market needs.

For us, this is what successful business is all about.


BASF shares are particularly attractive for investors, who incorporate environmental, social and governance criteria into their investment decision.


BASF has a solid history of success in the area of environmental protection. We will continue to work to protect people and the environment.

Employees and Society

Our employees are fundamental for achieving the goals of our “We create chemistry” strategy.

What´s New

See all news around the topic of sustainability at BASF; featuring current stories from all regions, news releases, event announcements and further links.

Strategy and Goals

With the “We create chemistry” strategy, BASF has set itself ambitious goals in order to strengthen its position as the world’s leading chemical company.

We updated our sustainability goals to this effect in 2015 and aligned them along the entire value chain.

  • We practice responsible procurement.
  • We design our production to be efficient and safe for people and the environment.
  • We treat both our employees and our partners with respect and fairness.
  • We drive sustainable products and solutions.

Corporate Reporting

In our integrated corporate report, that documents the company’s economic, environmental and social performance, we inform shareholders and the interested public about the past business year.

How we create value

The interplay between financial and nonfinancial figures can be seen in a graphic modeled on the framework of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC). Entitled “How we create value,” this chart illustrates how BASF creates long-term value for the company, the environment and for society.