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Examples of biodiversity projects

Close up shot of red fruit with spikes surrounded by green leaves

Palm Dialog

BASF wants to ensure that its renewable-based products are made from sustainably sourced raw materials. 
low angle view of tall palm trees and greenery with blue sky

Philippines and Indonesia

Together with partners, BASF has established a certified coconut oil supply chain. It will improve the livelihood of coconut farmers in the Philippines and Indonesia.
close up view of a round green castor bean with spikes


In May 2016, BASF, Arkema, Jayant Agro-Organics Ltd. and Solidaridad launched the project "Pragati" to improve working conditions, create awareness for sustainable farming and increase yields due to more efficient farming practices.
Bee keeper in full gear working on a bee farm


We have joined the French Bee Biodiversity Network.
The French Bee Biodiversity Network numbers over 300 partners, including scientists, beekeepers, farmers and private companies. Its goal is to enhance honey bee and pollinator populations in France.
Overview of beautiful landscape with lots of green fields and river flowing through

South America

The Mata Viva® initiative in Brazil was founded in 1984, to protect water quality, conserve soil, and create areas to preserve native vegetation and wildlife.
Female hands crushing nut shells with a stone


Since 2006, BASF has partnered with Targanine from the region of Agadir. The program aims to foster preservation of the argan forest with help of the local population. The oil and its by-products are supplied to BASF under fair-trade conditions.
bread product display in white packaging with green bird.


With the "Lark Bread" project, BASF is supporting farmers in Germany in a community pilot project to promote biodiversity while being economically productive.
A monarch butterfly takes shelter in a habitat created by the Living Acres initiative. Monarchs need milkweed and other nectar plants to complete their lifecycle. By creating more milkweed habitat across the United States, CHS and BASF are helping to boost the monarch butterfly population.


Through the Living Acres #MonarchChallenge, we are helping to restore the monarch butterfly population in the United States. Since its start 2015, the challenge has been flourishing, with farmers, farm families and golf courses stepping up and getting involved in the program.