employees in R&D woldwide
Innovations for a sustainable future
Optimism is what drives all human beings. At BASF, this motivates us every day to develop solutions for the greatest challenges of our time – so we can better protect the climate, make optimal use of limited resources and provide food, energy and clean water for a booming world population.
"Innovations made BASF the leading chemical company. Today our customers and the whole society are more than ever looking for innovative solutions. We all need answers for problems like climate change, scarcity of resources and marine littering. As the most innovative chemical company we take a special responsibility here, because innovations based on chemistry are key to those answers."
Dr. Martin Brudermüller
Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE
Our Know-How Verbund: The basis of our innovative power.
Facts and Figures 2023
expenses for R&D
sales with products launched on the market in the past five years that stemmed from R&D
new patents worldwide
Our Research Focus: Overcoming the challenges of our time.
We are a global leader in chemical industry R&D. Our researchers in labs around the globe are working on hundreds of research projects to meet the challenges of our customers and create chemistry for a sustainable future.
Research facts and figures 2017
employees in research and
R&D locations worldwide
expenditures in research and
development in 2017