South Africa

Participation and integration of disadvantaged people

Site environment plays an important role for BASF: the company can only be successful with the trust and support of employees and neighbors. BASF thereby considers itself an active part of society that takes on social challenges. The participation and integration of the socially disadvantaged and people with an immigration background is our current focus.

How can we achieve this effectively? The answer is, among other things, with dedicated efforts, the valuable experience of municipal and independent sponsors and with the right projects. We currently support this by funding projects with the following focus:

Transition School/Career

The transition from school to training/career represents a great challenge for many young people. Especially adolescents from a socially difficult and underprivileged educational environment or youth with an immigration background, have it tough. They are seldom able to jump directly into training with a poor school record or without one even. Personal and cognitive abilities are just as important as grades in school. Therefore we make donations to support projects that strengthen character training maturity as well as promote social and intercultural competences.

Demographic Change

The total population who will be living in Germany permanently will sizably decline in the coming decade. In the process, the portion of older people in Germany will increase greatly in comparison to the share of children and working population, and will make up a third of the entire population already by 2030. Great challenges will arise as a result, not only for the job market, the care and healthcare system, but also for the social cohabitation of the people. Based on this, we make donations to support projects with innovative and sustainable approaches.



In the past months, approximately 1.5 million people came to Germany as refugees. The arrival of thousands was and is a great social challenge for the Rhine-Necktar metropolitan area. Integration is only successful when it includes not only the refugees, but also the people in the host country. Therefore our respective social engagement is always aimed to enable the quick meeting, exchange and joint action of refugees and the public. In this regard, we make donations to support language courses, children and family oriented integration programs as well as theater and handcrafting projects for and with refugees.