We drive sustainable solutions

A growing need for food, energy and clean water for a growing world population, limited resources and protecting the climate – innovations based on chemistry play a key role for these challenges, as they contribute decisively to new solutions and business models which enable decoupling growth from the consumption of finite resources. Effective and efficient research and development is a prerequisite for innovation as well as an important growth engine for BASF. 

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Digitalization in a production plant at the Ludwigshafen site

Quantifying Sustainability

Sustainable development has been defined as the balance of economic success, ecological protection and social responsibility. To manage sustainability, a company must able to measure or otherwise quantify sustainability in each of these pillars.



Sustainable Solution Steering

Society and our customers have been taking a greater interest in the business contribution to sustainability over the past decades. We are committed to understand these evolving expectations, so we might seize opportunities as well as minimize risks.


Dr. Andreas Kicherer mit einer Probe Pyrolyseöl aus Kunststoffabfällen vor dem Steamcracker

Circular Economy

The circular economy (CE) concept aims to decouple economic growth from the use of finite resources. This will require more durable and more resource-efficient products and an increase in reuse, repair and recycling including new business models. Consumers and customers are asking for more sustainable solutions to reduce waste, save emissions, or enable a sharing economy.