Persistence pays off. That is why we work continuously to reduce emissions from our production, and we have set ourselves ambitious quantitative goals to do this:
We are aiming to reduce specific greenhouse gas emissions per metric ton of sales product by 40% by 2020 compared with 2002. We have already achieved a 34.6% reduction by 2015.
1 The figures for the 2010 and 2011 business years were not adjusted to the scope of consolidation as per the new accounting and reporting standards IFRS 10 and 11. For more information on our data collection methods, see here.
2 The figures for the 2012 business year and earlier were not adjusted to the currently applied factors for global warming potential. For more information on our data collection methods, see here.
We set ourselves a new energy efficiency goal in 2015 covering both the chemicals and the oil and gas businesses. By 2020, we want to have introduced certified energy management systems (DIN EN ISO 50001) at all relevant production sites. The selection of relevant sites is determined by the amount of primary energy used and local energy prices. Taken together, this represents 90% of BASF’s primary energy demand. This is one of the ways in which we intend to identify and carry out improvements in energy efficiency, reducing not only greenhouse gas emissions and saving valuable energy resources, but also increasing the BASF Group’s competitive ability. In 2015, we were able to complete the ISO 50001 energy management system certification of two additional sites in Germany. This brings the current total to 27 certified sites worldwide, representing 39.5% of our primary energy demand.