Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn more


We create chemistry for a sustainable future

We want to contribute to a world that provides a viable future with enhanced quality of life for everyone. We do so by creating chemistry for our customers and society and by making the best use of available resources. Sustainability is at the core of what we do, a driver for growth as well as an element of our risk management.

For example, we have defined sustainability focus areas within our corporate strategy. These formulate the commitments with which BASF positions itself in the market and how it aims to meet the growing challenges along the value chain.

Circular Economy 

With the circular economy, we decouple economic growth from resource consumption. This means we conserve our planet’s limited resources and use them as efficiently as possible. 

To drive the transformation, BASF has launched a new Circular Economy Program. We have set ourselves ambitious goals: By the year 2030, we aim to double our sales generated with solutions for the circular economy to €17 billion. To achieve this, we are concentrating on three action areas: circular feedstocks, new material cycles and new business models. As of 2025, we aim to process 250,000 metric tons of recycled and waste-based raw materials annually, replacing fossil raw materials.

Find out more about Circular Economy here.


Our Targets

Business success tomorrow means creating value for the environment, society and business. We have set ourselves ambitious global targets along our entire value chain. We report transparently on our target achievement so that our customers, investors, employees and other stakeholders can track our progress.

Read more.


Learn more about sustainability at BASF

News board

Brieux Boisdequin along with government officials inaugurating new Water ATM in Chengalpattu .JPG

What's new

Read all news around the topic of sustainability at BASF; featuring current stories from all regions, news releases, event announcements and further links.
Two men collaborating on a notepad

Do you want to know more about sustainability at BASF?

Subscribe to our quarterly Sustainability Newsletter.
Die neue Acetylen-Anlage, die die fast 60-jährige alte Anlage am Verbundstandort Ludwigshafen ersetzt, kann jährlich 90.000 Tonnen der vielseitigen Chemikalie produzieren. Etwa 20 Betriebe am Standort Ludwigshafen nutzen Acetylen als vielseitig einsetzbaren chemischen Baustein und Ausgangsstoff für viele Produkte des täglichen Lebens. BASF-Kunden produzieren daraus Arzneimittel, Kunststoffe, Lösemittel, Elektrochemikalien sowie hochelastische Textilfasern zum Beispiel für die Automobil-, Pharma-, Bau-, Konsumgüter- und Textilindustrie. Die Einbindung der Anlage in das Verbundkonzept der BASF bietet die Vorteile einer effizienten Ressourcennutzung, exzellenter Produktionssynergien und kurzer Lieferwege. Damit baut die BASF die Wettbewerbsfähigkeit des Standorts Ludwigshafen langfristig weiter aus. Anlagenfahrer Hürriyet Kart (links) übermittelt der Messwarte Informationen von den Kontrollpunkten der Acetylen-Anlage.

Corporate Reporting

This integrated report documents BASF's economic, environmental and social performance in 2020.