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Environmental Protection

We want to minimize the impact of our operations on people and the environment and improve continuously our environmental performance. 

We act responsibly and protect the environment by reducing emissions and waste and promoting environmentally friendly waste management.

Production factory at night by the water


The sustainable use of water and worldwide conservation of natural water resources are of concern to us. We reduce emissions to water from our production processes, and offer products that save water and improve water quality. Our global target is to establish sustainable water management at all sites in areas of water stress and at our Verbund sites by 2030.
Im Werksteil Friesenheimer Insel des BASF-Verbundstandorts Ludwigshafen stehen 50 Tanks, die die Produktionsanlagen mit Einsatzstoffen versorgen. Auf seinem Kontrollgang im Tanklager hat der BASF-Mitarbeiter Dehset Karinca eine festgelegte Route. Auf dem Dach des Toluoltanks prüft er Dichtungen und wartet den Tank.

Air Emissions

Regular monitoring and assessing our emissions to air is part of our environmental management. To further reduce air emissions from our production, we are continuously looking for process improvements and new technologies. Our goal: Achieve CO2-neutral growth until 2030.
Circular economy means the decoupling of growth and resource consumption. The picture represents the variety of plastic waste of an average household. The aim is to establish a new understanding of plastic waste as a resource and to see research into recycling possibilities as an opportunity. BASF contributes to closing and expanding the cycles by developing and implementing recycling solutions for the materials we purchase, further optimizing our operations and offering resource-efficient products and services that support our customers' recycling targets.

Waste Management

We are applying the hierarchy of waste management and aim to avoid waste as much as possible. If waste is unavoidable, we review the options for recycling or energy recovery in terms of a circular economy. Our Verbund helps us to prevent waste by feeding by-products of one plant directly into another plant as raw materials. We regularly carry out audits to inspect external waste management companies to ensure that waste is properly treated and disposed of. 
Factory structure in the middle of a field  with red flowers


The 1992 Earth Summit at Rio de Janeiro showed that companies can make an important contribution to biodiversity and its long-term benefits.