BASF again included in two renowned indices
- CDP Global 500 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index: BASF leading in climate protection reporting
- BASF again listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index
Ludwigshafen, Germany – September 12, 2013 – BASF was today again included in the global Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World). The company has been recognized for its engagement in risk and crisis management, human capital management and plant biotechnology. The DJSI World is one of the most renowned sustainability indices and represents the top 10 percent of the largest 2,500 companies included in the Dow Jones Global Index.
The BASF share is included in the DJSI World for the 13th consecutive year. The listed companies have to demonstrate continuous improvement every year with regards to sustainability and are assessed by analysts from Sustainable Asset Management Group (SAM).
CDP Global 500 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index
According to CDP, an international organization that compiles environmental information from companies, BASF is among the leading companies in climate protection reporting worldwide. The company is listed in the CDP Global 500 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) for the ninth time.
CDP represents 722 institutional investors holding around $87 trillion in assets under management. Investors use CDP indices as assessment tools.
The CDLI 2013 contains 60 companies that disclose their data in a particularly transparent and comprehensive manner. As in previous years, BASF is the top scorer in the Materials sector.
Sustainability is integral to BASF’s “We create chemistry” strategy and a main growth driver. Additional information is available on the Internet at www.basf.com/sustainability.
BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. 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 €72.1 billion in 2012 and more than 110,000 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.