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Our Sustainability Goals

We have set voluntary longterm global goals in the areas of economy, environment, safety, employees and society. Through these goals, sustainable development at BASF is transparent and verifiable.

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Achieve a return on capital employed (ROCE) considerably above the cost of capital percentage every year

> 9%

13.5%

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Grow sales volumes faster than global chemical production every year > 6.1% 10.6% More...
Increase EBITDA before special items by 3%–5% per year 3–5% 53% More...
Increase the dividend per share every year based on a strong free cash flow > €3.30
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Reduce our absolute CO2 emissionsby 25% by 2030.

≤16.4 MMT

20.2 MMT

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1 Includes Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions. In March 2021, we replaced our previous target of CO2-neutral growth until 2030 (baseline 2018: 21.9 million metric tons of CO2e) with a new, more ambitious climate protection target to reduce absolute CO2 emissions by 25% compared with 2018 (new target: 16.4 million metric tons of CO2e).

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Achieve €22 billion in Accelerator sales by 20251

€22.0 billion

€24.1 billion

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1 We already reached our 2025 sales target for Accelerator products in 2021. Consequently, we will update our product portfolio steering target over the course of 2022.

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Cover 90% of our relevant spend with sustainability evaluations by 2025 90%

85%

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Have 80% of our suppliers improve their sustainability performance upon re-evaluation 80% 74% More...

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Reduce worldwide process safety incidents per 200,000 working hours to ≤0.1 by 2025

≤0.1

0.3

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Reduce the worldwide lost-time injury rate per 200,000 working hours to ≤0.1 by 2025

≤0.1

0.3

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Introduce sustainable water management at our production sites in water stress areas and at our Verbund sites by 2030

100%

53.5%

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Increase the proportion of women in leadership positions with disciplinary responsibility to 30% by 2030

30%

25.6%

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More than 80% of our employees feel that at BASF, they can thrive and perform at their best >80% 82%1 More...

1 We regularly calculate the employee engagement level. The most recent survey was conducted in 2020. The next survey is planned for spring 2022.

Last Update April 29, 2022