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About BASF

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 111,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is divided into the Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions segments.

The information on the financial position and performance of the BASF Group is based on the requirements of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), and, where applicable, the German Commercial Code as well as the German Accounting Standards (GAS).

The approximately 111,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world.

We have 11 divisions grouped into six segments:

  • Chemicals: The Chemicals segment consists of the Petrochemicals and Intermediates divisions. The segment supplies BASF’s other segments and third-party customers with basic chemicals and intermediates.
  • Materials: The Materials segment is composed of the Performance Materials and Monomers divisions. The segment offers advanced materials and their precursors for the plastics and plastics processing industries.
  • Industrial Solutions: The Industrial Solutions segment consists of the Dispersions & Resins and the Performance Chemicals divisions. The segment develops and markets ingredients and additives for industrial applications.
  • Surface Technologies: The Surface Technologies segment comprises the Catalysts and Coatings divisions. The segment offers chemical solutions for surfaces such as battery materials and automotive coatings. 
  • Nutrition & Care: The Nutrition & Care segment comprises the Care Chemicals division and the Nutrition & Health division. The segment produces ingredients and solutions for consumer applications such as nutrition and personal care.
  • Agricultural Solutions: The Agricultural Solutions segment is an integrated provider of seeds, crop protection and digital technologies and solutions.

Further information on the organization of the BASF Group can be found in our Online Report 2021.

Last Update February 25, 2022