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Implementing Global Compact

How we implement the ten principles of the Global Compact

Global Compact principles


Human Rights  

Principle 1:

To support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights;

Principle 2:

To make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.

Human Rights Due Diligence

Principle 3:

To uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;

Core labor standards

Cooperation with employee representatives

Principle 4:

To eliminate all forms of forced and compulsory labor;

Principle 5:

To effectively abolish child labor;

Core labor standards

Principle 6:

To eliminate discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.

Core labor standards



Principle 7:

To support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;

Principle 8:

To undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility;

Responsible Care

Our goals for environmental protection 2020

Environmental protection

Non-financial targets

Carbon management


Product Stewardship

Business Case: Production Verbund

Climate protection

Principle 9:

To encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.

Eco-efficiency analysis by BASF

Innovations for sustainable development

Resource conservation

Renewable raw materials

Biodegradable plastics

Non-financial targets

Carbon management


Principle 10:

To work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

Code of Conduct

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