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Graphic: Our climate goal: Net zero CO2 emissions by 2050

Climate change is one of the most fundamental challenges of our time. Our innovations contribute to reducing emissions. At the same time, chemical production is very energy-intensive and produces CO2 emissions. BASF is committed to the targets of the Paris Climate Agreement and we act:

  • Compared to 2018, we want to reduce our volume of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide by 25 percent by 2030.
  • We want to become climate neutral by 2050. To reach that goal and stay competitive, we are reinventing our processes and technologies – a complex challenge, which we can only tackle jointly.
Without the availability of sufficient volumes of electricity from renewable sources at competitive prices, our future transformation will not be possible! This task is only achievable with innovative and intensive cooperation between politics and industry. And it requires collaboration across the value chains.
Vorsitzender des Vorstands der BASF SE, verantwortlich für die Bereiche Corporate Legal, Compliance, Tax & Insurance; Corporate Development; Corporate Communications & Government Relations; Corporate Human Resources; Corporate Investor Relations

Dr. Martin Brudermüller

Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE

A joint effort

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BASF wants to become climate neutral by 2050

Alarming scientific results from the Arctic, increasing number of extreme weather events – the effects of climate change can be observed worldwide. Leaning back and ignoring the facts is not an option. On our journey to a more sustainable and climate neutral future we are setting ourselves ambitious targets.

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