Ludwigshafen, Germany – September 11, 2014 – BASF was today again included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World). The company has been especially recognized for its engagement in the areas eco-efficiency, environmental reporting, labor practice and human rights. The DJSI World is one of the most renowned sustainability indices and represents the top 10 percent of the largest 2,500 companies included in the Dow Jones Global Index.
The BASF share is included in the DJSI World for the 14th consecutive year. The listed companies have to demonstrate continuous improvement every year with regards to sustainability and are assessed by analysts from asset manager RobecoSAM.
Sustainability is integral to BASF’s “We create chemistry” strategy and a main growth driver. Additional information is available on the Internet at www.basf.com/sustainability.
At BASF, we create chemistry – and have been doing so for 150 years. Our portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As the world’s leading chemical company, we combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF had sales of about €74 billion in 2013 and over 112,000 employees as of the end of the year. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN). Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com.