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Who we are
Who we are

We create chemistry for a sustainable future

In line with our corporate purpose, around 112,000 employees contribute to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world.

Our broad portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. In 2015, BASF posted sales of €70 billion and income from operations before special items of approximately €6.7 billion. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through research and innovation, we support our customers in nearly every industry in meeting the current and future needs of society. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future.

Wind turbines in the ocean

Meeting the needs of society

Chemistry is an enabler for new ideas and solutions.
Close-up of female students at Shri Venkataramana Higher Primary School

Creating Chemistry magazine

In our online magazine you can read about the subjects that are affecting our world today and will impact the future.
Chemical technicians Sven Heinrich and Jules Tchana carry out an inspection in the hydrogen plant. This plant not only produces hydrogen, it also feeds steam into the pressurized (40 bar) network at BASF’s Verbund site in Ludwigshafen.

How we work

Our matrix organization combines the strengths of global, regional and operational units.