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China (Mainland)

We source responsibly

As a global business, we have a responsibility to manage our supply chain carefully. We connect with our suppliers to source responsibly. Our partnerships with suppliers are based on mutual value creation, as well as a reliable supply of raw materials, technical goods and services at competitive prices. 

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Sustainability in Procurement

For us sustainable development means that we strengthen our suppliers’ awareness of our standards and expectations, and shape their contribution to sustainable development in a transparent manner.

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Renewable Raw Materials

A bio-based feedstock may feature unique properties and functionalities that are either impossible or very difficult to create using fossil resources. Furthermore, it can contribute to saving fossil resources and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.


Palm Dialog

BASF wants to ensure that its renewable-based products are made from sustainably sourced raw materials. 


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Project Pragati

In May 2016, BASF, Arkema, Jayant Agro-Organics Ltd. and Solidaridad launched the project "Pragati" to improve working conditions, create awareness for sustainable farming and increase yields due to more efficient farming practices.



Cobalt initiative

BASF SE and partners have launched "Cobalt for Development", a joint pilot project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It seeks to identify workable solutions that lead to better working conditions at the mine site.



Sustainable coconut oil production

Together with partners, BASF SE has established a certified coconut oil supply chain. It will improve the livelihood of coconut farmers in the Philippines and Indonesia. 



Rambutan Program

Learn more about the Rambutan Programm,  BASF's socially and environmentally responsible supply chain for sustainable bioactives production in Vietnam.



Our general approach towards all our suppliers is that we act responsibly and rely on our partners to act responsibly, too. Learn more about BASF's engagement and measurements concerning responsible platinum sourcing in Marikana, South Africa.