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Sustainability evaluation tools

  • Using our Eco-Efficiency Analysis, we help customers increase their contribution to sustainable development along the value chain
  • “Mass balance method” developed in 2013 allows up to 100% of fossil resources in end products to be replaced by renewable resources, depending on customer specifications

With our Eco-Efficiency Analysis, we identify critical parameters for improving the ecological and economic balance of our products and processes along the value chain. Our Socio-Eco-Efficiency Analysis, SEEBALANCE®, is applied in order to additionally consider social aspects. Our AgBalance® method analyzes and evaluates sustainability specifically in agricultural production. With SET – applied sustainability™, our customer-specific sustainability initiative for the food and feed industry, we have supported, for example, partners from the American beef industry since 2013. We are helping improve sustainability in meat production – from growing feed to disposing of packaging by the end user.

In 2013, BASF and TÜV SÜD developed the “mass balance method” for the use of renewable feedstock, which allows conventional fossil resources in the current Production Verbund to be replaced by renewable resources. This must take place without changing the formulation or quality of each end product. Depending on the customer’s specifications, up to 100% of fossil resources can be replaced for an end product. During its development, we discussed the opportunities offered by this method with customers, associations and authorities in order to involve our stakeholders from an early stage.