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1. Strategy and Analysis

 

 

 

 

 

1.1 Statement from the CEO

Letter from the Chairman

6-7

completely covered

1 - 10

1.2 Description of key impacts, risks and opportunities

Strategy and Values

16-19

completely covered

 

Our goals - Economic goals

20

 

Sustainability management - Minimizing risks;

25; 26

 

Identifying and assessing important topics

 

Innovation

28-29

 

Trends in the global economy

30

 

Trends in key customer industries

31

 

Trends in the chemical industry

32

 

Oil & Gas

73-75

 

Regional results - Emerging economies

82

 

Employees - The challenge of demographic change

84

 

Employees - Competitive advantages through diversity

 

Energy and raw materials - Strategy

98

 

Product stewardship

102-103

 

Opportunities and risks report

104-112

 

BASF Group outlook

116-118

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Organization Profile

 

 

 

 

 

2.1 Name of the organization

Markets, structures and organization

22-23

completely covered

 

2.2 Primary brands, products, and/or services

BASF´s Segments

Cover

completely covered

 

Markets, structures and organization

22-23

 

Oil & Gas - Exploration & production;

73-74

 

Natural gas trading

 

Registered trademarks

220

 

2.3 Operational structure of the organization

BASF´s Segments

Cover

completely covered

 

Markets, structures and organization

22-23

 

 

Business review by segment

42-43

 

Oil & Gas - Exploration & production;

73-75

 

Natural gas trading

 

Regional results - Europe;

79; 80-81

 

Asia Pacific

 

2.4 Location of organization's headquarters

Markets, structures and organization

22-23

completely covered

 

2.5 Countries where the organization operates

Markets, structures and organization

22-23

completely covered

 

Oil & Gas - Exploration & production

73-75

 

Regional results

79-82

 

2.6 Nature of ownership and legal form

BASF on the capital market - Broad base of international shareholders, Employees becoming shareholders

11

completely covered

 

2.7 Markets served

Markets, structures and organization

22-23

completely covered

 

Business review by segment

42-43

 

Oil & Gas - Segment strategy

73

 

Regional results

79-82

 

2.8 Scale of the reporting organization (incl. number of employees, net sales, total capitalization, quantity of products, voluntary information)

BASF on the capital market - Broad base of international shareholders, Employees becoming shareholders

11

completely covered

 

Our goals - Economic goals

20

 

Markets, structures and organization

22-23

 

Business review BASF Group

33-36

 

Consolidated balance sheets

37-38

 

Regional results

79-82

 

Employees

83-87

 

2.9 Significant changes during the reporting period regarding size, structure, or ownership

Markets, structures and organization

22-23

completely covered

 

Plastics - Performance Polymers

54

 

Performance Products - Integration of Cognis;

56; 62

 

Performance Chemicals

 

2.10 Awards received

Prizes and awards

Cover

completely covered

 

BASF on the capital market - BASF in key sustainability indices;

12; 13

 

Close dialog with the capital market

 

Innovation

28

 

Employees - Competition for talent

83-84

 

Occupational safety and health protection

88

 

Environmental, safety and security management - Strategy and management systems

90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Report Parameters

 

 

 

 

 

3.1 Reporting period for information provided

Requirements and topics

224

completely covered

 

Data

224

 

3.2 Date of most recent previous report

Requirements and topics

224

completely covered

 

Data

224

 

Website: BASF Report 2010

 

 

3.3 Reporting cycle

Requirements and topics

224

completely covered

 

Data

224

 

3.4 Contact point for questions regarding the report or its contents

Contact

Cover

completely covered

 

3.5 Process for defining report content

Sustainability management - Identifying and assessing important topics

26

completely covered

 

Requirements and topics

224

 

Data

224

 

Website: Identification and Management of Sustainability Issues

 

 

Website: Stakeholder Dialogue

 

 

3.6 Boundary of the report

BASF´s Segments

Cover

completely covered

 

Markets, structures and organization - Corporate legal structure

23

 

Requirements and topics

224

 

Data

224

 

3.7 Specific limitations on the scope or boundary of the report

Requirements and topics

224

completely covered

 

Data

224

 

3.8 Joint ventures, subsidiaries, leased facilities, outsourced operations, and other entities

Requirements and topics

224

completely covered

 

Data

224

 

3.9 Data measurement techniques and the bases of calculations

Requirements and topics

224

completely covered

 

Data

224

 

3.10 Effect of any re-statements of information provided in earlier reports

Liquidity and capital resources - Cash used in financing activities

41

completely covered

 

Requirements and topics

224

 

Data

224

 

3.11 Significant changes from previous reporting periods

Requirements and topics

224

completely covered

 

Data

224

 

3.12 GRI Content Index

GRI and Global Compact Index

225

completely covered

 

Website: GRI and Global Compact Index 2011

 

 

3.13 External assurance for the report

About this report - External audit and evaluation

4

completely covered

 

Consolidated Financial Statements - Auditor´s report

141

 

Website: GRI and Global Compact Index 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Governance, Commitments, and Engagement

 

 

 

4.1 Governance structure of the organization

Board of Executive Directors

8-9

completely covered

1 - 10

Sustainability management

25-26

Corporate governance of the BASF Group

120-125

4.2 Indicate whether the Chair of the highest governance body is also an executive officer

Corporate governance of the BASF Group

120-125

completely covered

1 - 10

4.3 Independent and/or non-executive members of the highest governance body

Management and Supervisory Boards

126-128

completely covered

1 - 10

4.4 Mechanisms for shareholders and employees to provide recommendations or direction to the highest governance body

Employees - Feedback from our employees

86

completely covered

 

Corporate governance of the BASF Group - Monitoring of company management by the Supervisory Board;

121; 122; 123-124

 

Shareholders' rights;

 

Compliance

 

Website: Cooperation with employee representatives

 

 

Website: Annual Meeting 2011

 

 

4.5 Linkage between compensation for members of governance bodies and the organization's performance

Strategy and Values - Our values;

17; 19

completely covered

1 - 10

Code of Conduct and compliance

Compensation report

129-134

Website: Management and Instruments for Sustainability

 

Website: BASF again included in both Carbon Disclosure Project indices

 

Website: CDP 2011 Investor CDP 2011 Information Request

 

Website: CDP Water Disclosure 2011 Carbon Disclosure Information Request

 

4.6 Processes in place for the highest governance body to ensure conflicts of interest are avoided

Corporate governance

120-125

completely covered

1 - 10

Website: German Corporate Governance Code

 

4.7 Process for determining the qualifications and expertise of the members of the highest governance body

Sustainability management

25-26

completely covered

1 - 10

Website: Management and Instruments for Sustainability

 

4.8 Missions or values, codes of conduct, and principles

Strategy and Values - Our strategic principles;

16-17; 19

completely covered

1 - 10

Our values;

Code of Conduct and compliance

Our goals

20-21

Value-based management

24

Sustainability management

25-26

Agricultural Solutions - Marketing and customer relations

69

Regional results - Europe

79-80

Employees - Competition for talent;

83-84; 85; 86-87

The challenge of demographic change;

Competitive advantages through diversity;

Further training and personnel development;

Work-life balance;

Responsibility for employees - global standards

Occupational safety and health protection - Global goals

88

Environmental, safety und security management - Strategy and management systems

90

Climate protection - Global climate protection goals

95

Water - New global goals

100

Product stewardship - Strategy;

102; 103

Global goals;

Use of new technologies

Corporate Governance - Compliance

123-124

Website: German Corporate Governance Code

 

Website: Our purpose

 

Website: Our strategic principles

 

Webiste: Our values

 

Website: Code of Conduct

 

4.9 Procedures of the highest governance body for overseeing the organization's sustainability performance

About this report - Content and structure

4

completely covered

1 - 10

Sustainability management

25-26

Opportunities and Risks report - Long-term opportunities and risks: Sustainability

112

Website: Management and Instruments for Sustainability

 

Website: Organization ensures sustainable business activities

 

4.10 Processes for evaluating the highest governance body's own sustainability performance

Strategy and Values

16-19

completely covered

1 - 10

Our goals

20-21

Sustainability management

25-26

Website: BASF shares: a sustainable investment

 

4.11 Precautionary approach

Oil & Gas - Segment strategy

73

completely covered

7

Environmental, safety and security management - Strategy and management systems; Audits;

90-93

Global safety concepts;

Transportation, distribution and warehouse safety

 

Product stewardship - Strategy

102-103

4.12 Externally developed charters, principles, or other initiatives

About this report - Content and structure

4

completely covered

1 - 10

Strategy and Values - Global standards

19

Employees - The challenge of demographic change;

84-87

Competitive advantages through diversity;

Vocational training;

Responsibility for employees – global standards

Social commitment

89

Environmental, safety and security management - Audits;

90; 92-93

Supply chain management;

Transportation, distribution and warehouse safety

Climate protection - Global climate protection goals

95

Water - Strategy;

100-101

Reducing emissions further

Product stewardship - Strategy;

102-103

REACH and other legal requirements

Corporate Governance - Compliance

123

Website: BASF is a founding member of UN Global Compact LEAD

 

Website: German Corporate Governance Code

 

4.13 Memberships in associations and/or national/international advocacy organizations

About this report - Content and structure

4

completely covered

1 - 10

Sustainability management - Stakeholder engagement

25

Employees - The challenge of demographic change

84

Social commitment

89

Climate protection - Stragey

95

Energy and raw materials - Renewable raw materials

99

Water - Strategy

100

Product stewardship - Strategy;

102; 103

Management of new technologies

Corporate Governance - Compliance

123

Website: Networks for sustainability

 

4.14 List of stakeholder groups

BASF on the capital market - Close dialog with the capital markets

13

completely covered

 

Sustainability management - Strategy;

25

 

Stakeholder engagement

 

Social commitment - Strategy

89

 

Corporate Governance - Compliance

123-124

 

Requirements and topics

224

 

Data

224

 

Website: Stakeholder Dialogue

 

 

4.15 Basis for identification and selection of stakeholders

Sustainability management - Stakeholder engagement

25

completely covered

 

Requirements and topics

224

 

Data

224

 

Website: Stakeholder Dialogue

 

 

4.16 Approaches to stakeholder engagement

BASF on the capital market - Close dialog with the capital markets

13

completely covered

 

Sustainability management - Strategy;

25-26

 

Stakeholder engagement;

 

Identifying and assessing important topics

 

Innovation

28

 

Regional results - Asia Pacific

81

 

Employees - Feedback from our employees; Dialog with employee representatives

86

 

Occupational safety and health protection - Occupational safety focus areas

88

 

Product stewardship - Strategy

102

 

Requirements and topics

224

 

Data

224

 

Website: Stakeholder Dialogue

 

 

4.17 Key topics and concerns raised through stakeholder engagement

BASF on the capital market - Close dialog with the capital markets

13

completely covered

 

Sustainability management - Stakeholder engagement

25

 

Employees - Feedback from our employees; Dialog with employee representatives

86

 

Occupational safety and health protection - Occupational safety focus areas

88

 

Product stewardship - Strategy;

102; 103

 

Management of new technologies

 

Requirements and topics

224

 

Data

224

 

Website: BASF Online-Reports

 

 

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