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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%

1.7%

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Grow sales volumes faster than global chemical production every year > –0.4% –0.5% More...
Increase EBITDA before special items by 3%–5% per year 3%–5% –10.7% More...
Increase the dividend per share every year based on a strong free cash flow    > €3.30
€3.301 More...

1 Dividend proposed by the Board of Executive Directors

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We want to reduce our absolute CO2 emissionsby 25 percent by 2030.
(Development of carbon emissions compared with baseline 2018)

≤16.4 MMT

20.8 MMT

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We aim to achieve net zero CO2 emissions1 by 2050.

1 The goal includes Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions. Other greenhouse gases are converted into CO2 equivalents according to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol.

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Achieve €22 billion in Accelerator sales by 2025

€22.0 billion

€16.7 billion

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

80%

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Have 80% of our suppliers improve their sustainability performance upon re-evaluation 80% 68% 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%

46.2%

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

30%

24.3%

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More than 80% of our employees feel that at BASF, they can thrive and perform at their best >80% 82% More...
Im Rahmen des „Wasser-Erziehungs-Projekts“ der BASF ziehen Schüler der Shri Venkataramana Higher Primary School in Kulai (Mangalore) zusammen mit dem Naturkundelehrer Gopala V Proben aus dem Grundwasserreservoir, das in der Nähe der BASF-Produktionsstätte liegt. Mithilfe des Wasser Testing Toolkits können sie die physische, chemische und biologische Parameter der Wasserprobe testen.

Sustainable Development Goals

BASF supports the UN and the achieving of the SDGs to make our planet more sustainable.
Last Update February 26, 2021