Worldwide, water is becoming an increasingly scarce resource. The sustainable use of water and worldwide conservation of natural water resources are therefore of concern to us. We are committed to responsible water use along the entire value chain and at the watershed level. We are contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals for water and acknowledge the human right to water and sanitation.

Sustainable Water Management

Sustainable use of water is an integral part of BASF’s corporate purpose “We create chemistry for a sustainable future” and an important basis for our company’s future success.

We set ourselves a global target: By 2030, we want to establish sustainable water management at all sites in areas of water stress and at our Verbund sites.

Working together

Our commitment to local and worldwide partnerships in this field enables us to improve our knowledge and share our expertise with others. We are member of the Alliance for Water Stewardship, a global organization, aiming at sustainable water use and promoting collective action to address shared water challenges. In South America, we are promoting sustainable development activities with the Fundação Espaço ECO, including in the area of water.


Since 2010, we participate in the water reporting by the CDP. In the CDP assessment for sustainable water management, BASF achieved the top grade of “A” and thus Leadership status..

Alliance against Plastic Waste

In order to avoid the entry of plastics into the environment, especially in waters, we are engaged global initiatives such as the Alliance to End Plastic Waste, the World Plastics Council (AEPW) and the Operation Clean Sweep (OCS).


The Water – Energy Nexus

The supply, treatment, transportation and recooling of water requires energy. We are constantly working to optimize our energy consumption and the amount of water we use, and to adapt to the needs of our business and the environment.