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Sustainability

Public health

BASF partners with international organizations such as Rotary International, The Carter Center and MENTOR in the belief that eliminating disease will not only lead the affected regions to better health and to beat poverty, but also empower their people to provide for themselves.

As a major global corporation, we take our role and our social responsibilities seriously and strive to engage actively with our stakeholders. We think that the more we actively integrate all our stakeholders in dialogue, projects and partnerships, the greater the confidence they place in our business activities.

There are more than 200 million cases of malaria each year and almost half a million deaths. Infants, children under five and pregnant women are the most vulnerable groups. Nowhere is the problem more severe than in Africa with more than 90% of the malaria burden.

Our goal: A world free of malaria by 2040

On April 18, 2018, BASF, Bayer, Mitsui Chemical, Sumitomo Chemical and Syngenta announced their continued and strengthened commitment to research, develop and deliver innovative vector control tools to help end malaria for good by 2040.

Eliminating Guinea worm disease

BASF has supported former US president Jimmy Carter's efforts to eradicate the Guinea worm disease since 1988 by supplying Abate® larvicide at no cost.