Norway
Sustainability

Social Engagement

As a globally operating company, BASF’s social engagement contributes to solving current and future social challenges. In doing so, we combine impact-oriented social activities with long-term corporate success.

 

As a founding member of the UN Global Compact, we concentrate our global social engagement on supporting the United Nations to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

With our Social Engagement Strategy we want to open up learning opportunities. This means we want to empower people and organizations to learn from one another and with one another. Together with our partners, we align our social engagement in an impact-oriented way. This means we agree on clear objectives and measure success according to its long-term impact on society.

We support the achievement of these goals with donations and our own not-for-profit activities (Corporate Citizenship) as well as with business-orientated projects (Starting Ventures).

In 2018, the BASF Group supported projects totaling €38,4 million, 39% of which we donated. We support the BASF Foundation, a charitable organization, in its international projects with various UN and non-governmental organizations.

BASF Stiftung

BASF supports development cooperation projects globally through donations to BASF Stiftung, a charitable foundation based in Ludwigshafen, Germany.

Corporate Citizenship

With donations and other charitable activities, we would like to improve the quality of life for the people around our sites.

Public Health

BASF partners with international organizations such as Rotary International, The Carter Center and MENTOR in the belief that eliminating disease will not only lead the affected regions to better health and to beat poverty, but also empower their people to provide for themselves.

Corporate Volunteering

Social commitment is an important cornerstone of social cohesion. BASF is determined to contribute to this area and is therefore offering various regional volunteering options for its employees.

Education

Education is the key to individual personal success and a sustainable society. It opens up opportunities and is vital for participation and integration.

Business for Inclusive Growth

Business for Inclusive Growth (B4IG) is a global coalition, powered by the OECD. It aims to pool and strengthen efforts by private companies to reduce inequalities linked to opportunity, gender and territories, and to build greater synergies with government-led efforts.