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.
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BASF will provide its customers with total values of CO2 emissions, so called “carbon footprints” for all of its products. The Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) comprises all product-related greenhouse gas emissions that occur until the BASF product leaves the factory gate for the customer: from the purchased raw material to the use of energy in production processes.
BASF has developed a chemical recycling process for used mattresses and is starting pilot tests at the Schwarzheide site in Brandenburg, Germany. The materials from old mattresses are to be recycled in such a way that they can be used for the production of new mattresses. “The target is to recover the raw materials with a quality comparable to that of non-recycled/virgin raw materials”, says Shankara Keelapandal, Business Management Isocyanates Europe. In doing so, BASF is breaking new ground and responding to the raised expectations regarding sustainability of the foam and mattress industry as well as those of consumers. It is an important step to possibly re-enter post-consumer waste back into product lifecycles.