Raw materials

BASF creates transparency and increases accuracy of its raw material related emissions by inquiring suppliers’ PCF information for procured materials. Based on this, PCF will become an additional criterion for targeted procurement of raw materials with lower carbon footprints. In parallel, BASF introduces circular feedstocks with biogenic or recycled characteristics into the value chain. The high raw material impact on BASF’s PCF (on average ~70%), makes these activities an important reduction lever.