Ludwigshafen, Germany – February 27, 2015 – For the 150th anniversary, BASF Group employees around the world will receive a bonus of €100 million. Management is thus recognizing their efforts and contribution to the company’s success.
“Employees are the basis for the long-term success of BASF – and have been for 150 years. On behalf of the Board of Executive Directors, I thank them all sincerely for their dedication and commitment to our company,” said Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors Dr. Kurt Bock.
The amount of the anniversary bonus for individual employees will be decided by the local companies by the end of March. The anniversary bonus will, as a rule, be paid out in the anniversary month of April.
At BASF, we create chemistry – and have been doing so for 150 years. Our portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As the world’s leading chemical company, we combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF had sales of over €74 billion in 2014 and around 113,000 employees as of the end of the year. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN). Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com.