The “BASF in Greater China” Report is published annually as a concise document about the performance of our activities across the three dimensions of sustainability – economy, environment and society – in Greater China. The reporting period for this publication is the financial year 2018. This report also carries an overview of BASF Group along with its financial performance, prepared in accordance with the requirements of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), and, where applicable, the German Commercial Code as well as the German Accounting Standards (DRSC). The emissions, waste, energy and water use of consolidated joint operations are included pro rata, based on our stake. The employee numbers refer to employees within the BASF Group scope of consolidation as of December 31, 2018.