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Objectifs

We carry out our corporate purpose, “We create chemistry for a sustainable future,” by pursuing ambitious goals along our entire value chain. In this way, we aim to achieve profitable growth and take on social and environmental responsibility, focusing on issues through which we as a company can make a significant contribution. We updated and revamped our goals to this effect in 2015.

Goal areas along the value chain

    2020 Goal Status at end of 2015 More on
Assessment of sustainability performance of relevant suppliers1 according to our risk-based approach; development of action plans where improvement is necessary   70%

31%

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1 We define relevant suppliers as those showing an elevated sustainability risk potential as identified by risk matrices and with respect to corresponding country risks. Our suppliers are evaluated based on risk due to the size and scale of our supplier portfolio.
    2021 Goal Status at end of 2015 More on
Proportion of women in leadership positions with disciplinary responsibility  

22-24%

19.5%

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    Long-term goals    

Proportion of international senior executives1

 

Increase in proportion of non-German senior executives (baseline 2003: 30%)

35.6%

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Senior executives with international experience  

Proportion of senior executives with international experience
over 80%

82.9%

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Employee development  

Systematic, global employee development as shared responsibility of employees and leaders based on relevant processes and tools

The project has been implemented for around 60,000 employees worldwide.

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1 The term “senior executives” refers to leadership levels 1 to 4, whereas level 1 denotes the Board of Executive Directors. In addition, individual employees can attain senior executive status by virtue of special expertise.
    2025 Goals Status at year-end 2015 More on

Reduction of worldwide lost-time injury rate per one million working hours

 

≤0.5

1.4

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Reduction of worldwide process safety incidents per one million working hours

 

≤0.5

2.1

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Annual goal

 

 

Health Performance Index

 

>0.9

0.97

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    2020 Goal Status at year-end 2015 More on
Risk assessment of products sold by BASF worldwide in quantities of more than one metric ton per year  

>99%

67.8%

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    2020 Goals Status at year-end 2015 More on
Covering our primary energy demand through the introduction
of certified energy management systems (ISO 50001) at all
relevant sites1
 

90%

39.5%

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Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions per metric ton of sales product (excluding Oil & Gas, baseline 2002)   -40% -34.6% More...
1 The selection of relevant sites is determined by the amount of primary energy used and local energy prices.
    2025 Goal Status at year-end 2015 More on
Introduction of sustainable water management at all production sites in water stress areas and at all Verbund sites (excluding Oil & Gas)  

100%

36.2%

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    2020 Goal Status at year-end 2015 More on
Increase the proportion of sales generated by products that make a particular contribution to sustainable development (“Accelerators”)  

28%

26.6%

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