BASF shares are particularly attractive for investors, which incorporate environmental, social and governance criteria into their investment decision. There is a growing awareness in the financial market that a company geared towards sustainable development can outperform peers over the long-term while minimizing risks. The inclusion in sustainability indices and rankings is a confirmation of our performance concerning environmental and social issues. Rating agencies have particularly highlighted our community engagement, employee relations, sustainability reporting, business ethics and the development of sustainable products.
Our Production Verbund - from the German word meaning integration - involves the efficient use of by-products and excess energy in a dense network of production plants. This saves costs and is easier on the environment.