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The transition toward a climate-friendly society remains a fundamental challenge of the 21st century. As an energy-intensive company, BASF has set itself an ambitious goal of climate neutrality in 2050. In doing so, we want to move forward as quickly as possible. Compared to 2018, BASF wants to reduce its volume of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide by 25 percent. Therefore, we must reinvent our processes and technologies, while staying cost-effective. 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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