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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.

Im Hintergrund sind die Kolonnen der Aromaten-Anlage im Werksteil Friesenheimer Insel des BASF Verbundstandorts Ludwigshafen zu sehen. Bis zu 300.000 Tonnen Benzol kann diese Anlage dem Verbund im Jahr zur Verfügung stellen. Damit ist sie eine zentrale Verbundanlage, die direkt mit den beiden Steamcrackern verbunden ist. In den Crackern entstehen eine Reihe wichtiger chemischer Grundprodukte, darunter vor allem Ethylen und Propylen.

The towers of the aromatics plant on Friesenheim Island, a part of BASF’s Ludwigshafen Verbund site, are visible in the background. This facility can supply the Verbund with up to 300,000 metric tons of benzene per year. It is one of the central Verbund plants that are directly linked to both steam crackers. The steam crackers produce a number of important basic chemical products, including in particular ethylene and propylene.

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. 

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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.