Diversity + Inclusion:
Our differences make us successful 

We welcome all talents regardless of gender, cultural, religious or social background, sexual orientation or identity, origin or physical integrity.

The people working for us are key to our success. We need a variety of backgrounds and perspectives to offer our customers the best solutions. 
Dr. Martin Brudermüller

At BASF, we are proud to commit ourselves to the inclusion of diversity, not only for the benefit of our company, but also for the further grow of Europe as a whole. #EmbraceDifference

Dr. Martin Brudermüller
Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE

How we promote diversity

The promotion of diversity is an integral part of our corporate strategy and is anchored in the values of the BASF Group. Derived from this, our global competency model and the global Code of Conduct provide a framework for action for our entire team.

Our leaders play a key role in implementing our values. Thereby we support them with training offers about how to deal with each other and lead in a fair and motivating manner. The company-wide inclusion of diversity is also an essential component of strategic human resources work.


One focus is on promoting a balanced gender ratio.

By 2030, we want to increase the proportion of women in leadership positions at BASF worldwide to 30%.


The promotion of an open and appreciative culture has a positive effect on employee engagement, among others. Our global goal:

More than 80% of our employees believe that they can develop and perform at their best at BASF.

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We support numerous Employee Resource Groups who campaign for fair chances and tolerance.

In Ludwigshafen, these are Women in BASF, the Men´s Network and LGBT+Friends


We offer the best environment for our talents to develop:

Our you@BASF offers take the individual needs of our employees into consideration.

Why BASF and you@BASF


What our colleagues say about diversity

#teamBASF #belongatBASF #flaggefuervielfalt #BASFpride #diversitymatters #balanceforbetter

BASF is involved in various national and international networks as well as (partner) organizations, initiatives and associations. Thereby we have an impact on society.

BASF is committed to various national and international networks, organizations, initiatives and associations. Thereby, we are exerting influence on society.

In the Initiative Chefsache we campaign for more women in leadership positions together with other companies. As a founding member of Charta der Vielfalt we support all dimensions of diversity in Germany. As a founding member of the foundation PrOUT@work, we support the matters of LGBT*IQ people (Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Intersex). Since 2018, BASF is a member of the United Nations’ global code of conduct for LGBTIQ. In the global Business for Inclusive Growth initiative BASF and ca. 40 other companies partner up with the OECD and G7 for a fair, sustainable and inclusive growth path.