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Diversity + Inclusion

Differences make us successful

We believe that diversity and inclusion make the difference. Only when people with diverse backgrounds come together, contribute their various experiences and attitudes, and look at challenges from different perspectives, creative innovations and groundbreaking solutions are created. The connectedness and collaboration of our teams are our strength: We call it "The power of connected minds"!

We celebrate diversity in every form: Diversity, inclusion and equity are essential to our actions and corporate culture. As an employer, we actively promote a diverse and inclusive (work) environment and empower our employees to thrive and get involved.

Openness is one of our values and is crucial to our success. As a global company, we promote diversity and are committed to treating one another with respect at BASF. All employees should feel welcome and accepted, regardless of gender, age, origin and other characteristics. I call on everyone to stand up for tolerance and equal opportunities in their environment.” 
Dr. Martin Brudermüller

Dr. Martin Brudermüller

Chairman of the Board of BASF SE

BASF's strength continues to be diversity - of people, of topics and of opportunities. This runs through ones`s entire professional life and starts with Day 1.
Mitglied des Vorstands, Chief Technology Officer, Arbeitsdirektorin, Standortleiterin für das Werk Ludwigshafen, BASF SE, verantwortlich für die Bereiche European Site & Verbund Management; Global Engineering Services; Corporate Environmental Protection, Health & Safety; Advanced Materials & Systems Research; Bioscience Research; Process Research & Chemical Engineering; BASF New Business.

Dr. Melanie Maas-Brunner

Member of the Board of BASF SE

How we promote diversity

We support many employee networks around the world that advocate for equal opportunities and tolerance.

Discover more about our employee networks, for example in:

North America

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The world cannot be changed alone. For this reason, BASF is involved in various regional and international networks as well as (partner) organizations, initiatives, and associations.

As a founding member of the PrOUT@work foundation, we support the matters of the LGBTIQ* community. We are also one of the founding members of Charta der Vielfalt, where we support all dimensions of diversity in Germany.

BASF has been recognized as a Global Compact LEAD company for our commitment to the UN Global Compact (UNGC). By actively supporting the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs), we promote gender equality and the empowerment of women in the workplace, on the labor market and in society.

We also support the United Nations' global LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans and Intersex) Code of Conduct. In the OECD's global Business for Inclusive Growth Initiative, BASF is promoting equitable, sustainable, and inclusive growth together with other companies.

In North America, BASF is involved in various partnerships and programs. For example, we offer a diversity program for suppliers. In Brazil, BASF works closely with various institutions to strengthen respect for human rights. In Australia, BASF actively participates in the Champions of Change Coalition to achieve gender equality and is also a member of the Diversity Council Australia, an independent, non-profit organization that promotes diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

What our colleagues say about Diversity + Inclusion