Sustainable Investments

„We create chemistry“

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 SRI Story August 2020

BASF SRI Story August 2020

We create chemistry for a sustainable future
Dr. Tim Balensiefer
SRI Investors worldwide

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:

  • deliver sustainability excellence in our operations and our value chain.
  • connect, both within our team and society, to strive for sustainable solutions.
  • enable our customers to provide more sustainable solutions by innovating with our unique chemical expertise across industries.


Our corporate strategy aims to create long-term value. We support this strategy through regular and open communication with all capital market participants. To keep institutional investors and rating agencies informed, we host numerous one-on-one meetings and roadshows worldwide. We also hold information events to give private investors insight into BASF. Additionally, we hold roadshows targeted specifically at investors who base their investment decisions on sustainability criteria.

How we create value

The interplay between financial and nonfinancial figures can be seen in a graphic modeled on the framework of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC). Entitled “How we create value,” this chart illustrates how BASF creates long-term value for the company, the environment and for society.

BASF Report

In addition to direct communication with investors and analysts on sustainability, BASF publishes an integrated annual report focusing on both financial as well as sustainability data and information. The BASF Report combines our financial and sustainability reporting and is addressed to readers interested in both areas.

Global Compact

Our sustainability reporting has been oriented toward the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) framework since 2003.

The information in the BASF Report 2019 also serves as a progress report on BASF's implementation of the ten principles of the U.N. Global Compact and takes into consideration the Blueprint for Corporate Sustainability Leadership - an action plan initiated as part of the Global Compact LEAD platform.


In addition to our integrated corporate report, we publish a broad range of additional information regarding sustainability issues on our internet site.

Last Update August 1, 2020