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Environmental Protection

We want to minimize the impact of our operations on people and the environment and improve continuously our environmental performance. 

We act responsibly and protect the environment by reducing emissions and waste and promoting environmentally friendly waste management.



The sustainable use of water and worldwide conservation of natural water resources are of concern to us. We reduce emissions to water from our production processes, and offer products that save water and improve water quality. Our global target is to establish sustainable water management at all sites in areas of water stress and at our Verbund sites by 2030.


Tanklager der BASF in Ludwigshafen

Air Emissions

Regular monitoring and assessing our emissions to air is part of our environmental management. To further reduce air emissions from our production, we are continuously looking for process improvements and new technologies. Our goal: Achieve CO2-neutral growth until 2030.

Circular economy of resources

Waste Management

We are applying the hierarchy of waste management and aim to avoid waste as much as possible. If waste is unavoidable, we review the options for recycling or energy recovery in terms of a circular economy. Our Verbund helps us to prevent waste by feeding by-products of one plant directly into another plant as raw materials. We regularly carry out audits to inspect external waste management companies to ensure that waste is properly treated and disposed of. 




The 1992 Earth Summit at Rio de Janeiro showed that companies can make an important contribution to biodiversity and its long-term benefits.