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Graphic: Our climate goal: Net zero CO2 emissions by 2050

Climate change is one of the most fundamental challenges of our time. Our innovations contribute to reducing emissions. At the same time, chemical production is very energy-intensive and produces CO2 emissions. BASF is committed to the targets of the Paris Climate Agreement and we act:

  • Compared to 2018, we want to reduce our volume of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide by 25 percent by 2030.
  • We want to become climate neutral by 2050. To reach that goal and stay competitive, we are reinventing our processes and technologies – a complex challenge, which we can only tackle jointly.
Without the availability of sufficient volumes of electricity from renewable sources at competitive prices, our future transformation will not be possible! This task is only achievable with innovative and intensive cooperation between politics and industry. And it requires collaboration across the value chains.
Vorsitzender des Vorstands der BASF SE, verantwortlich für die Bereiche Corporate Legal, Compliance, Tax & Insurance; Corporate Development; Corporate Communications & Government Relations; Corporate Human Resources; Corporate Investor Relations
Dr. Martin Brudermüller
Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE

How does climate change affect us – personally, as companies and as society?
And what can we do to mitigate it? 

These were questions we discussed with Martin Brudermüller, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE, and Youba Sokona, Vice Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and member of BASF’s Stakeholder Advisory Council.

A joint effort

Video Image: BASF wants to become climate neutral by 2050

BASF wants to become climate neutral by 2050

Alarming scientific results from the Arctic, increasing number of extreme weather events – the effects of climate change can be observed worldwide. Leaning back and ignoring the facts is not an option. On our journey to a more sustainable and climate neutral future we are setting ourselves ambitious targets.

Stage-Visual: Wind turbines in the sea

Energy and Climate Protection at BASF

BASF is committed to economically efficient and ecologically effective global climate protection and supports the UN Sustainable Development Goal "Climate Action". This can only be successfully achieved together, in dialogue with policy and society, as well as in strong partnerships for climate protection. 
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Choosing the most sustainable product with the right carbon footprint

Our products can reduce emissions and make life more sustainable. But how sustainably was the BASF solution produced before it was delivered to our customer? This question can be answered by the “Product Carbon Footprint” which enables our customers to select the most climate-friendly solution.
Rays of sunlight and Green Forest

Our Carbon Management

We want to live up to our responsibility for climate protection by becoming more efficient, using electricity from renewable sources and developing new low-emission technologies. 
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Energy and climate policies

We need a climate and energy policy framework that is predictable and stable as well as market-oriented and cost-effective. For this reason, BASF engages in the political debate working towards solutions that protect the environment and are both socially responsible and economically feasible.

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A new look at energy

In the tenth issue of our Creating Chemistry magazine, we explore how the transition from fossil fuels to renewables can be successful.