Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn more


We create chemistry for a sustainable future

We want to contribute to a world that provides a viable future with enhanced quality of life for everyone. We do so by creating chemistry for our customers and society and by making the best use of available resources. Sustainability is at the core of what we do, a driver for growth as well as an element of our risk management.

For example, we have defined sustainability focus areas within our corporate strategy. These formulate the commitments with which BASF positions itself in the market and how it aims to meet the growing challenges along the value chain.

BASF Sustainability roadmap graphic.jpg

25 years sustainability strategy

Das Herz der BASF-Gruppe ist die BASF SE mit ihrem Stammwerk in Ludwigshafen am Rhein. Mit etwa 250 Produktionsbetrieben, vielen hundert Laboren, Technika, Werkstätten und Büros auf einer Fläche von rund zehn Quadratkilometern, ist es der größte zusammenhängende Chemiekomplex der Welt.
Das Stammwerk der BASF ist auch die Wiege des Verbundkonzepts: Produktionsanlagen, Energieflüsse und Logistik werden intelligent miteinander vernetzt, um Ressourcen so effizient wie möglich zu nutzen.

We celebrate 25 years of sustainability strategy! In 1994, BASF adopted its “Vision 2010,” which oriented the company towards the principles of sustainable development. At that time, BASF was one of the first companies worldwide to publicly commit to sustainable development. It thus took on a pioneering role which continues to this day in the company’s work on sustainability.

We give a comprehensive insight of sustainability at BASF: You find historical information, interviews with contemporary witnesses and videos on the topic. 

Learn more about sustainability at BASF

Learn more about sustainability at BASF

Brieux Boisdequin along with government officials inaugurating new Water ATM in Chengalpattu .JPG

What's new

Read all news around the topic of sustainability at BASF; featuring current stories from all regions, news releases, event announcements and further links.

See the topic overview here


Subscribe to Creating Chemistry e-Newsletter to receive news about our latest innovations for helping solve the biggest social challenges, such as urbanization, energy and food, and learn how we create chemistry for a sustainable future.


Corporate Reporting

This integrated report documents BASF's economic, environmental and social performance in 2018.

Report 2018