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Organization of BASF Group

The operating divisions, the service units, the regions and the corporate center form the cornerstones of the BASF organization, in line with the corporate strategy.

The divisions bear strategic and operational responsibility here and are organized according to sectors or products. They manage the 50 global and regional business units and develop strategies for 75 strategic business units.

The regional and country units represent BASF locally and support the growth of business units with local proximity to customers. For financial reporting purposes, we organize the regional divisions into four regions: Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and South America, Africa and Middle East.

Research activities that are relevant to several operating divisions are bundled in one central research division. This division is globally organized with research centers in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Together with the research and development units in our operating divisions, it forms the core of our global Know-How Verbund.

Five service units provide competitive services for the operating divisions and sites: Global Engineering Services, Global Digital Services, Global Procurement, European Site & Verbund Management, Global Business Services (finance, human resources, environmental protection, health and safety, intellectual property, communications, procurement, supply chain and inhouse consulting services).

The Corporate Center supports the Board of Executive Directors in steering the company as a whole. These include central tasks from the following areas: strategy, finance and controlling, compliance and law, tax, environmental protection, health and safety, human resources, communications, investor relations and internal audit.

  • Chemicals
  • Materials
  • Industrial Solutions
  • Surface Technologies
  • Nutrition & Care
  • Agricultural Solutions

  • Europe
  • North America
  • Asia Pacific
  • South America, Africa, Middle East

  • Group Research

  • Global Engineering Services
  • Global Digital Services
  • Global Procurement
  • European Site & Verbundmanagement
  • Global Business Services

  • Corporate Development
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Legal, Compliance & Insurance
  • Corporate Environmental Protection, Health & Safety
  • Corporate Human Resources
  • Corporate Communications & Government Relations
  • Corporate Investor Relations
  • Corporate Audit
  • Corporate Taxes & Duties