Last Update:
March 1, 2012

Open dialog

Dialog with employee representatives

We involve employee representatives in decision-making processes and procedures in our Group companies. If restructuring leads to staff downsizing, as it did in the course of the Cognis integration, we work with employee representatives to develop socially responsible implementation measures. This is done in accordance with the respective legal regulations and agreements reached.

For cross-border matters, the BASF Europa Betriebsrat (European Works Council) has been responsible for employees in Europe since 2008. Network meetings at which company and employee representatives meet regularly for discussions at a regional level take place in South America and Asia. A network meeting was held in Brazil in 2011.

Feedback from our employees

  • Global employee survey established for the entire BASF Group
  • Next global employee survey to take place in 2012

We have established the global employee survey, including the follow-up process, throughout the entire BASF Group. The results of the global employee survey in 2008, in which a need was identified for improvement in human capital development, have been incorporated into the concept of the “Employee Development BASF Group” Senior Project. The next global employee survey will take place in 2012.

One way in which we further strengthened our culture of dialog was by introducing a “feedback week” in South America in 2011. Our goal is to foster dialog based on honesty, respect and mutual trust.

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