BASF actively supports the UN Global Compact, a voluntary initiative based on company commitments to implement universal sustainability principles and to advance UN goals such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Among other activities, we participate in UN Global Compact’s Action Platforms convening business, leading experts, civil society, Governments and UN partners to solve interconnected issues, explore new market opportunities and innovate around the SDGs.
"For BASF sustainability is core business and we act accordingly - with global standards for our value chains as well as with products that enable sustainable development. We know that the better we are connected with our stakeholders the more successful we can be. Therefore we have been supporting the UN Global Compact - a unique global platform for business, civil society and UN agencies - as a founding member since 2000. With Global Compact LEAD we continue to strengthen the approach of building alliances to meet today's challenges."
Launched in 2000, the United Nations Global Compact is a call to companies around the world to align their strategies and operations with ten universal principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and to take action in support of broader UN goals. Through the development, implementation, and disclosure of responsible corporate policies and practices, business can help ensure that markets advance in ways that benefit economies and societies everywhere. The Global Compact is not a regulatory body, but a voluntary leadership platform for dialog and learning. With more than 12,000 signatories in 170 countries, it is the world's largest corporate responsibility initiative. BASF was one of the founding members of UN Global Compact.