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Sustainability at BASF

Never have there been so many people on Earth as today. The world population will exceed nine billion in 2050. The need we have on food, clothing, housing, technology and much more are growing every day – but the planet’s resources are finite.

As the world’s leading chemical company, we combine economic success, environmental protection and social responsibility. This is summed up in our corporate purpose: “We create chemistry for a sustainable future.”

Steamcracker im BASF-Werk Ludwigshafen / Steam cracker at BASF's

Economy

We are passionate about research and new ideas that form the starting point for developing the products and solutions by which we help to meet the current and future needs of society worldwide. Acting sustainably is of utmost importance to ensure our long-term business success.

BASF Geismar Verbund Site, North America / BASF Verbundstandort

Ecology

We aim to use natural resources as sparingly as possible. We support our customers in balancing environmental, social and economic interests. For this, we use independently proven scientific methods such as the Eco-Efficiency Analysis and Sustainable Solution Steering™.

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Social Responsibility

We are working every day to minimize risks for our employees, the environment and our customers. We base our efforts on globally uniform standards for environment and safety, health protection, product stewardship, and compliance, as well as for labor and social standards. Openness and a constant exchange with colleagues, customers, suppliers, shareholders as well as experts from science, economy, politics and the media are particularly important for us.

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Corporate Volunteering

Is social engagement and volunteering important to you? It is important to us as well. This is why we at BASF support the volunteering of its employees. For example, social team-events are very popular. Here, teams work together with a local nonprofit-organization for a day and experience activities which are different from their everyday-tasks, while strengthening their team-spirit. BASF teams have for example renovated a local youth center, created a playground for a public swimming pool and organized a field trip with residents of a nearby senior citizens’ home.

BASF employees volunteer all across the globe: In 2015, the company conducted an idea contest called “Connected to Care”. Employees were able to submit ideas for social projects and realize them together with colleagues, friends and in cooperation with a nonprofit-organization. BASF supported the most popular projects financially and provided day offs – because we want to shape what really matters to us.

 

Applied Sustainability

Are you interested in working in the field of sustainability to integrate sustainability aspects into BASF strategies? Learn more about how you can be part of "Applied Sustainability".