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Who we are


Legal structure and organization of BASF Group

Our operating divisons are combined into six segments based on their business models. The divisons bear operational responsiblity and are organized according to sectors or products. They manage our global and regional business units and develop strategies for BASF's strategic business units.

Our regional units are responsible for optimizing local infrastructure and tapping our market potential. For financial reporting purposes, we organize the regional divisions into four regions: Europe; North America; Asia Pacific; South America, Africa, Middle East.

Eight global units form a lean corporate centre. The corporate centre is accountable for group-wide governance and supports BASF’s Board of Executive Directors in steering the company as a whole. Four global cross-functional service units offer services for individual sites or globally for the BASF Group business units.

Our three global research divisions are run from our key regions – Europe, Asia Pacific and North America: Process Research & Chemical Engineering (Ludwigshafen, Germany), Advanced Materials & Systems Research (Shanghai, China) and Bioscience Research (Research Triangle Park, North Carolina). Together with the development units in our operating divisions, they form the core of our global Know-How Verbund.



Business Segments

  • Chemicals
  • Materials
  • Industrial Solutions
  • Surface Technologies
  • Nutrition & Care
  • Agricultural Solutions

  • Europe
  • North America
  • Asia Pacific
  • South America, Africa, Middle East

  • Engineering & Maintenance
  • Environmental Protection, Health & Safety
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Legal, Taxes, Insurance & Intellectual Property
  • Perspectives
  • Procurement
  • Supply Chain Operations & Information Services

  • Corporate Audit
  • Corporate Communications & Government Relations
  • Corporate Controlling
  • Corporate Development
  • Corporate Technology & Operational Excellence
  • Investor Relations
  • Senior Executive Human Resources