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 37.2% reduction by 2016.

1 The figure for 2011 was not adjusted to reflect the scope of consolidation pursuant to International Financial Reporting Standards 10 and 11. For more information on our data collection methods, see here.
2 The figures for the 2011 and 2012 business years 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. External audits in accordance with ISO 50001 were already conducted at the first both Chinese sites in the Shanghai metropolitan region in 2016. At the moment, 31 sites are certified worldwide, representing 42.3% of our primary energy demand.