Health Promotion

As early as in 1997, BASF adopted the Luxembourg Declaration on Workplace Health Promotion in the European Union. Besides reduction of health risks at the workplace, preventive measures such as physical exercise to prevent back pain, courses on stress management and dietary consultations are contributing to health promotion at the workplace. Thus, at the same time linking workplace prevention and personal prevention

Within BASF, we have a successfully working system of exactly matching examination and prevention modules. In order to identify the needs in preventive health, we use the findings from our regularly published health reports or from our occupational physical examinations to derive interventions aimed at specific target groups, with regard to employees, workplace or site.

The BASF health prevention activities and health promotion campaigns are clearly structured and are scientifically evaluated in the end. The "Team Health" was established in 1996. Specialists in occupational medicine and health protection, the on-site canteens, the sports unit, and pronova BKK, the company health insurance, work in close collaboration regarding workplace prevention and personal prevention. The organizational basis for this cooperation is the Working Group "Health", a highly ranked committee in the company hierarchy.


Health Promotion Program

Global Health Campaign

Mission Nutrition

BASF improves employee nutrition with Holger Stromberg, Chef of Germany´s World Champion Soccer Team

Improving employee nutrition is part of BASF's commitment to the UN Scaling-up Nutrition Movement SUN and the global health campaign 'Mission Nutrition' rolled out worldwide in BASF's 150th anniversary year 2015. Holger Stromberg and BASF's canteen chefs created 35 healthy and exciting meals for the BASF canteens, aimed at contributing to employee’s nutritional intake and healthy lifestyle at work. Moreover, the meals are also easy to cook at home by the employees. Additional impact of BASF’s nutrition campaign will be achieved through a global knowledge portal, medical consultation in case of different risk factors like e.g. obesity, the motivational campaign “1:0 through change” and an international cookbook of BASF employees.

Movie “Mission Nutrition”

Year Title
2016 Take it to Heart
2015 Mission Nutrition
2013 Global introduction of BASF Health Checks
2012 BASF Soundcheck
2011 healthyskin@work
2010 Global Vaccination Campaign
2009 Steps to Health
2008 Smoke-free
2007 Blood pressure
2006 Staying sweet sugar-free
2005 Trim down the pounds
2003 Smoke-free