China (Mainland)

Greater China Report 2017

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 r eporting period for this publication is the financial year 2017.

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 (GAS). 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, 2017.

Welcome letter from the president

"2017 was a fruitful year for BASF Greater China: we have achieved considerable economic success, while continuously fulfilling our commitment to environment and society..."

BASF in Greater China

BASF has been a committed partner to Greater China since 1885. With major investments in Nanjing, Shanghai and Chongqing, as well as numerous sites around the country, BASF is the largest foreign investor in China’s chemical industry, and maintains the BASF Innovation Campus Shanghai as a global research and development hub. Take a glance at BASF in Greater China here.

Environment and safety

At BASF, we never compromise on safety. This principle is anchored in our strategy and underlines our philosophy in operating our own facilities and dealing with third parties. Know more about BASF's facts and figures in aspects like process safety, product stewardship, emergency response, security etc. here.

Value chain sustainability

From procurement at the supplier end, to production at various plants to the product delivery to the customers, the principle of aligning economic goals with environmental and social responsibility is applied throughout the value chain within the global network of BASF. See how BASF collaborates with value chain partners to jointly generate social, economic and environmental value in a sustainable way here.

Business development

BASF grew its sales in Greater China to €7.3 billion in 2017 (2016: €5.9 billion). We continued to enhance local production through the construction of new facilities and expansion of existing capacities, supported by the research and development capabilities of Innovation Campus Shanghai.

Employess and soceity

BASF puts tangible efforts and resources into the development of the employees as well as into social engagement activities to strengthen the team and to contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. See BASF's practices in detail here.