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Greenhouse gas emissions

  • Reporting on emissions from production improved
  • Emissions divided into separate groups: direct emissions from production and from energy generation for BASF use (Scope 1 emissions); direct emissions from the generation of energy for sale (Scope 1 emissions); indirect emissions from the purchase of energy for BASF use (Scope 2 emissions)

We report on greenhouse gases along our entire value-adding chain in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Standard. We contribute our expertise to a WBCSD project, in which we work together with other companies to establish a uniform interpretation of this standard for the chemical industry. Our own reporting on emissions from production has been improved accordingly. We report separately on direct emissions and on indirect emissions from the purchase of energy. Scope 1 emissions encompass both direct emissions from production and energy generation, as well as direct emissions from the generation of energy for sale. Scope 2 emissions comprise indirect emissions from the purchase of energy for BASF use.

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BASF Group’s greenhouse gas emissions according to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (1,000 metric tons of CO2equivalent per year)

 

*

GWP-Factor: global warming potential of the individual gases expressed as a factor of CO2

**

Calculated using the GWP factors of the individual components (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 1995)

***

Also includes sales to BASF Group companies and joint ventures; as a result, emissions reported under Scope 2 can be reported again in some cases

****

Voluntary Carbon Units (VCU) certificates from measures to reduce emissions, which were sold to third parties

BASF operations including Oil & Gas

GWP factor *

2002

2009

2010

2011

Scope 1

 

 

 

 

 

CO2 (carbon dioxide)

1

14,634

17,181

18,787

18,488

N20 (nitrous oxide)

310

6,407

9,553

1,862

1,124

CH4 (methane)

21

244

137

94

105

HFC (hydrofluorocarbons)**

140–11,700

61

74

82

85

SF6 (sulfur hexafluoride)

23,900

0

1

3

2

Scope 2

 

 

 

 

 

CO2

1

5,243

4,119

4,402

4,879

Total

 

26,589

31,065

25,230

24,683

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sale of energy to third parties
(Scope 1)***

 

 

 

 

 

CO2

1

347

577

484

1,116

Total

 

26,936

31,642

25,714

25,799

 

 

 

 

 

 

Certificates sold****

 

0

0

0

175

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total including offsets

 

26,936

31,642

25,714

25,974

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