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Last Update:
March 1, 2012
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Our corporate carbon footprint

  • Comprehensive reporting on greenhouse gas emissions along the value-adding chain
  • Use of climate protection products sold in 2011 reduces our customers’ emissions by 330 million metric tons of CO2

BASF is the only industrial company worldwide to have published a comprehensive corporate carbon footprint since 2008, based on continuously updated calculation methods. We report on all emissions along the value-adding chain and show the volume of emissions avoided through the use of our climate protection products. In order to reduce emissions along the value-adding chain, we analyzed the 65 million metric tons of emissions from our raw material procurement in more detail in 2011. Our goal is to work together with selected raw material suppliers on solutions that help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Significant greenhouse gas emissions along the BASF value-adding chain in 2011¹ (in million metric tons of CO2 equivalents)
 

¹ According to Greenhouse Gas Protocol, Scope 1, 2 and 3 (categories within Scope 3 shown in parentheses)

Avoidance of greenhouse gas
emissions through the use of BASF products by sector

(in million metric tons of CO2 equivalents)

Since 2011, we have defined climate protection products as those product groups which compared to the alternatives avoid greenhouse gas emissions over their entire life cycle – from production and use to disposal – and whose eco-efficiency is at least as good as that of comparable products. The use of climate protection products we sold in 2011 reduces our customers’ emissions by 330 million metric tons of CO2 (2010: 322 million metric tons). Our goal is to continuously increase our contribution to climate protection with these products.

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