Ludwigshafen, Germany – September 12, 2016 – BASF has again been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World). This year the company has been especially recognized for its engagement in the areas of materiality assessment, climate strategy and product stewardship. The DJSI World is one of the most renowned sustainability indices. It represents the top 10 percent of the largest 2,500 companies in the S&P Global Broad Market IndexSM based on their sustainability performance.
BASF has now been included in the DJSI World for 16 consecutive years. The selected companies must demonstrate continuous improvement with regard 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 for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 112,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas. BASF generated sales of more than €70 billion in 2015. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN). Further information at www.basf.com.