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Purpose, Action Areas, Values

Our Purpose

The purpose of BASF reflects what we do and why we do it:

We create chemistry for a sustainable future.

We want to contribute to a world that provides a viable future with enhanced quality of life for everyone. We do so by creating chemistry for our customers and society and by making the best use of available resources. We live our corporate purpose by: sourcing and producing responsibly, acting as a fair and reliable partner, connecting creative minds to find the best solutions for market needs. For us, this is what successful business is all about.

To reach these goals, we have defined our action areas.

Our strategic action areas

To reach our goals and be the leading company in the chemical industry for our customers, we want to strengthen our performance in innovation and in operations as the leading chemical producer and plant operator, leverage digital ways of working across the entire company, and integrate sustainability more deeply into our business decisions. We want to strengthen our passion for our customers in all employees. We aim to strengthen our portfolio and further develop our organization to better meet customer needs using the power of our Verbund integration. We have defined six strategic action areas through which we will sharpen our customer focus.

Our Values
guide our conduct and actions

How we act is critical for the successful implementation of our strategy: This is what our values represent. They guide our actions and define how we want to work together – as a team, with our customers and our partners.