Japan

Society

Through social engagement at BASF, we aim to contributeto the United Nations Sustainable Development Goalsthrough two approaches: Corporate Citizenship and Starting Ventures. Through our not-for-profit projects, we improve the quality of life of the communities around oursites and worldwide. In Japan, BASF is involved in diverse Corporate Citizenship projects with a focus on access to education: BASF Kids’ Lab, educational support activities for the recovery of disaster areas in Tohoku and Kumamoto, exchange events with the communities where our production sites are located.

BASF Kids’ Lab

BASF Kids’ Lab is a program for children aged six to twelve,intended to introduce the joy of chemistry through simple andsafe chemistry experiments. The program began at BASF’sheadquarters in Germany in 1997, and is currently conducted inmore than 30 countries worldwide. 

Summer Festival at the Totsuka Site

BASF holds Summer Festival every year, opening the grounds of the Totsuka Site in Yokohama, where BASF produces and develops automotive coatings.

Earthquake recovery programs

Since the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, BASF has provided ongoing assistance as part of a program for long-term support for recovery.