Who we are

EHS & Sustainability

At BASF, we are committed to protecting our employees, our community and the environment. We strive to be best in class and place safety above all else.  

BASF employees receive extensive training and are part of robust safety programs. While working closely with local and federal agencies, BASF continues to maintain and exceed industry standards for environmental, health and safety performance.


Improvements include:

        • 70% reduction in employees getting hurt

        • 75% reduction in spills

        • 60% reduction in emissions to air and water


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.

At our Geismar sites, we have goals focusing on improving production efficiency, natural gas efficiency, decreasing power usage and reducing specific CO2 emissions. Some goals are even more basic, such as reducing paper waste by using electronic tablets and turning off the lights in unused conference rooms and bathrooms.

Learn more about sustainability at BASF