Our Human Rights Approach
Human Rights protect each and every person’s dignity. Respecting Human Rights in our own operations and business relationships is the foundation of our social responsibility. We value people and treat them with respect.
Wholeheartedly we embrace the task to respect Human Rights and the chance to promote them. As founding member of the United Nations Global Compact, BASF is inspired by and supports the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) and respective national equivalents.
As an internationally operating company, we are integral part of many societies world-wide and engage with thousands of trusted business partners around the globe. The following overview provides transparency about our Human Rights approach.
Please click on the categories below to learn more about how we take on our responsibility for Human Rights:
We take advice from external experts, e.g. in our independent Human Rights Advisory Council, where international thought leaders from academia and civil society contribute their perspectives. The HRAC is led by our Chief Compliance Officer.
Margaret Jungk who worked for the Danish Institute for Human Rights, the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights, and Business for Social Responsibility served as our external Human Rights expert.