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.
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.
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.