We source responsibly

Sustainability in Procurement

For us sustainable development means that we strengthen our suppliers’ awareness of our standards and expectations, and shape their contribution to sustainable development in a transparent manner.

Arbeiten auf dem BASF Verbundstandort Friesenheimer Insel / Work at the BASF Verbund site Friesenheim Island

Renewable Raw Materials

A bio-based feedstock may feature unique properties and functionalities that are either impossible or very difficult to create using fossil resources. Furthermore, it can contribute to saving fossil resources and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.


BASF wants to ensure that its renewable-based products are made from sustainably sourced raw materials. 

Project Pragati

In May 2016, BASF, Arkema, Jayant Agro-Organics Ltd. and Solidaridad launched the project "Pragati" to improve working conditions, create awareness for sustainable farming and increase yields due to more efficient farming practices.

Cobalt initiative

As part of a cross-industry initiative, the companies BMW Group, BASF SE, Samsung SDI and Samsung Electronics have launched a joint cobalt pilot project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The project seeks to contribute to identifying workable solutions that lead to better working conditions at the mine site.