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UN Sustainable Development Goals

At the UN summit in September 2015 the United Nations have officially announced the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They build on and succeed the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). BASF contributes to a sustainable future with its innovations. We support the United Nations in the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which create the framework for sustainable business practices at the economic, social and environmental levels.

How BASF contributes to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Fight poverty and hunger, water availability, and topics such as energy and climate change: The 17 universal and overarching SDGs succeed the UN Millennium Development Goals that have been adopted by then 189 UN member states in the year 2000.

In drafting these development goals, the United Nations worked together with nongovernmental organizations, international trade associations, employee representatives, scientists, policymakers and industry.

BASF welcomes the SDGs and supports the UN in making our planet more sustainable. BASF was actively involved in the development of the SDGs as a member of working groups. We act responsibly along the value chain. Especially topics and SDGs related to hunger, clean water and sanitation, renewable energy, good jobs and economic growth, innovation and infrastructure, sustainable cities and communities, responsible consumption and production patterns, climate action and partnering are of great importance to BASF.

UN Sustainable Development Goals and our contribution

13-Climate Action

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

Contribution of BASF

15-Life on land

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.

Contribution of BASF

16-Peace, justice and strong institutions

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

Contribution of BASF

SDGs icons can be downloaded at the United Nations website.