We create chemistry for a sustainable future - this is our company purpose. In all our decisions and operations we strive to balance the three pillars of sustainable development - economic, social and environmental responsibility - to find the best available solutions contributing to a more sustainable future.
BASF shares are particularly attractive for investors, which incorporate environmental, social and governance criteria into their investment decision.
There is a growing awareness in the financial market that a company geared towards sustainable development can outperform peers over the long-term while minimizing risks.
By fully integrating sustainability into our strategic decision making, we will be able to generate many new business opportunities.
To create additional value for BASF we:
In a circular economy, the aim is to avoid waste, reuse products and recover resources. “Companies that can provide solutions for the transformation to a circular economy will have a crucial competitive advantage,” said Dr. Martin Brudermüller, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors and Chief Technology Officer of BASF, speaking about the circular economy, a key issue of the future in society and in politics. BASF has therefore launched a new Circular Economy Program. By the year 2030, the company aims to double its sales generated with solutions for the circular economy to €17 billion. To achieve this, the company is concentrating on three action areas: circular feedstocks, new material cycles and new business models. As of 2025, BASF aims to process 250,000 metric tons of recycled and waste-based raw materials annually, replacing fossil raw materials. “The path to a circular economy will require enormous efforts on our part. But we have taken on this challenge with commitment and creativity and we can build on our innovative strength,” said Brudermüller. The Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors and scientists presented examples from BASF’s research pipeline today at the first digital Research Press Conference.
The non-profit organization CDP (formerly “Carbon Disclosure Project”) has once again rated BASF as one of the world’s leading companies for its water management and climate protection measures. BASF achieved the best rating of “A” in the “CDP Water Security” list. On the CDP’s climate list, BASF achieved the grade “A-.” For its efforts to protect the forests, BASF was rated by CDP for the first time and also received the grade “A-.” These ratings assess BASF’s environmental management and transparent reporting on it.