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Sustainability News – March 2020

Dear reader,


The global Corona pandemic shows how vital international cohesion, solidarity and our responsibility for each other are. “We find ourselves in a very challenging situation. But we have proven time and again that we are particularly strong in times of crisis,” said Martin Brudermüller, CEO of BASF SE in his recent address to employees. Highest priorities are to keep employees safe from the effects of a Corona virus infection and to maintain business operations. “This is not only important for us, but also for our markets and the society. Many of our products are urgently needed right now,” said Brudermüller. As a voluntary contribution, BASF started producing and providing free hand disinfectant to hospitals in its neighboring Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region.

This issue of Sustainability News highlights projects with which BASF wants to drive social change and a positive future development. Learn more about our value creation in the Corporate Report 2019 and read about the CDP recognition for our water management and climate protection. Also interesting: our Creating Chemistry magazine article about innovations for the global nutrition of the future and our cooperation for the recycling of battery materials

Are you interested in more sustainability topics? Visit our website for more. 

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Corporate Report 2019: BASF’s value creation at a glance

Our integrated corporate report combines financial and sustainability reporting to inform shareholders, employees and the interested public about the 2019 business year.

BASF recognized with CDP leadership level in corporate water security and climate action

The CDP rank recognizes the company’s extensive and ongoing efforts in managing environmental impact and according transparency and disclosure measures.

Creating Chemistry: Diet for the earth

Our current food system is neither good for us nor for our planet. How can we improve it? BASF’s Creating Chemistry magazine presents innovative approaches to nutrition and agriculture.

BASF wants to promote more women in leadership positions

By 2030, BASF wants to increase the proportion of women in leadership positions to 30 percent worldwide. This includes the management levels in all countries where the company operates.

Antrieb für die Zukunft: Forschung an hochleistungsfähigen Batteriematerialien

Fortum, BASF, and Nornickel cooperate for battery recycling

The companies are planning a battery recycling cluster which would enable a successful “closed loop” cycle to re-use the critical metals in used batteries.

Pragati Phase 2 commitment examples of end products

Founding members of Project Pragati sign phase 2 commitment

The founding members of the project for sustainable castor crop farming recently met to celebrate the success of the project so far and to extend the program until July 2022.