BASF in key sustainability indexes

  • DJSI World: Special recognition for ecoefficiency, environmental reporting, labor practice and human rights
  • CDLI: Inclusion once again attests to BASF’s transparent reporting on climate protection

The BASF share has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) for the fourteenth year in succession. The analysts especially recognized our commitment to ecoefficiency, environmental reporting, labor practice and human rights. As one of the most well-known sustainability indexes, the DJSI World represents the top 10% of the 2,500 largest companies in the Dow Jones Global Index based on economic, environmental and social criteria.

According to the nonprofit organization CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project), BASF is among the leading companies in the world in reporting on climate protection. The CDP represents more than 750 institutional investors who manage over $90 trillion in assets. Investors use CDP indexes as assessment tools. The “Disclosure Score” measures the transparency and completeness of a company’s climate protection reporting. In 2014, BASF once again achieved the maximum disclosure score of 100 points, taking first place in the Energy & Materials sector of the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI). We have already qualified for the index ten times.

In 2014, BASF was unable to qualify for the Carbon Performance Leadership Index (CPLI), which judges companies’ climate protection activities. Inclusion in the CPLI requires a considerable reduction in greenhouse gas emissions compared with the previous year (−4%). Measures already taken in previous years are not eligible for consideration. BASF has already implemented numerous measures in the past to reduce greenhouse gases, which have managed to decrease absolute emissions by just under 49% since 1990 (BASF business excluding the Oil & Gas segment). Further improvements have lower potential, preventing us from reaching the CPLI’s high reduction requirement.