Global
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Global
Factbook

Factbook

Strategy

At BASF, we are passionate about chemistry and our customers. To be the world’s leading chemical company for our customers, we will grow profitably and create value for society. Thanks to our expertise, our innovative and entrepreneurial spirit, and the power of our Verbund, we make a decisive contribution to changing the world we live in for the better. This is our goal. This is what drives us and what we do best: We create chemistry for a sustainable future.

Business Segments

Since January 1, 2019, BASF’s eleven divisions are grouped into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. This segment structure sharpens our portfolio and increases transparency.

BASF Factbook

BASF Factbook

June 2020

Innovation Examples

Helping Hands

As part of the “Helping Hands” aid campaign, BASF is contributing in numerous ways to fight the spread of the coronavirus. For example, BASF is donating hand sanitizer to healthcare facilities in many countries. The cover image shows the Sokalan and Uvinul plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany. Since mid-April, around 100 metric tons of hand sanitizer have been produced there per week – in addition to the usual production of UV absorbers as well as additives for different applications, such as detergents, cleaning agents and industrial formulations. Sanitizer is not normally part of BASF’s product portfolio. In order to cope with the coronavirus pandemic, plants in Ludwigshafen and other locations therefore adapted their production in a very short time.

Cautionary note regarding forward-looking statements

This publication contains forward-looking statements. These statements are based on current estimates and projections of the Board of Executive Directors and currently available information. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of the future developments and results outlined therein. These are dependent on a number of factors; they involve various risks and uncertainties; and they are based on assumptions that may not prove to be accurate. Such risk factors include those discussed in Opportunities and Risks of the BASF Report 2019. BASF does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking statements contained in this publication above and beyond the legal requirements.

 

Last Update June 19, 2020