The BASF Group
We are the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Around 111,000 employees work in the BASF Group, helping our customers from nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world to be more successful. Our broad portfolio is arranged into six segments: Chemicals, Plastics, Performance Products, Functional Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas.
The strong growth momentum from the previous year continued in the first half of 2011. However, this economic upturn was followed by significantly weaker growth in all regions in the second half of the year.
Business Review BASF Group
BASF significantly increased sales and earnings in 2011. The economic upturn of 2010 continued into 2011, although growth momentum slowed in the second half of the year due to uncertainty in the financial markets.
Profiles and business reviews of BASF’s six segments:
Chemicals, Plastics, Performance Products, Functional Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas
The regional results describe the development in the four regions Europe, North America, Asia Pacific and South America, Africa, Middle East as well as in Emerging markets.
Employees and Society
The best team needs committed, performance-driven employees. We want to recruit and retain the best talent, and in doing so, we value diversity in our teams. We invest in our attractiveness as an employer, offer our employees career development opportunities and support them in achieving work-life balance.
Environment and Safety
The chapter environment and safety comprises the topics climate protection, energy and raw materials, water, environmental, security and safety management as well as product stewardship.