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Last Update:
Mar. 10, 2011
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Part of the audited Consolidated Financial Statements and Management´s Analysis

Employees

Overview 2010

  • 109,140 employees worldwide
  • €8,228 million in personnel expenses
  • Improved profile as an attractive employer

The best team in industry needs committed, performance-driven employees. We want to recruit and retain the best talent. That is why we invest in our attractiveness as an employer, offer our employees further training opportunities and support them in achieving work-life balance. We value diversity in our teams.

Employees worldwide

Including the acquired Cognis companies, BASF had 109,140 employees at the end of 2010, of whom 2,442 were apprentices and trainees. In addition, around 23,000 employees from external companies were contracted to provide technical and other services at our sites. Worldwide, the percentage of employees who left the company voluntarily during their first three years of employment was on average 1.1%. The rate of employee turnover was 3.3% in Asia, 0.4% in Europe, 1.0% in North America and 4.4% in South America.

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Number of employees by region (as of December 31, 2010)

 

 

2010

%
2010

%
2009

Europe

69,809

64.0

64.5

Thereof Germany

50,801

46.5

46.4

Thereof BASF SE

32,910

30.2

31.4

North America

16,487

15.1

15.2

Asia Pacific

15,965

14.6

14.2

South America, Africa, Middle East

6,879

6.3

6.1

 

109,140

100.0

100.0

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