- We invest around one-third of our annual research spending in the development of products for climate protection and resource efficiency
We are committed to global climate protection. We make an important contribution with our climate protection products and our efforts to further reduce emissions along our value-adding chain. In 2011, we set ourselves a new goal for climate protection. One focus of our research and development is on continually improving the cost effectiveness of climate protection solutions. We measure our performance with a transparent corporate carbon footprint.
We want to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions in our own production and along the entire value-adding chain. To this end, we implemented numerous measures in our production in 2011. Furthermore, we signed the Manifesto for Energy Efficiency in Buildings laid out by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), and developed a sustainability guideline for the management of our own office buildings. We offer our customers solutions that help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve resource efficiency. About a third of our annual research spending is invested in the development of these products.
Our climate protection activities are based on comprehensive emissions controlling. In 2011, we received an award from the Environmental Investment Organization for our transparent reporting and comprehensive data collection. For the second time in a row, BASF has been selected for inclusion in the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) and the Carbon Performance Leadership Index (CPLI) – the only chemical company to receive this honor.