External audit and evaluation

  • Financial information as well as figures and statements pertaining to sustainability in the Consolidated Financial Statements and Management’s Analysis audited by KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
  • Audit also in accordance with assurance standards for sustainability reporting
  • Level A+ in sustainability reporting confirmed by Global Reporting Initiative

Our reporting is audited by a third party. KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft has audited the BASF Group Consolidated Financial Statements and the Management’s Analysis and has approved them free of qualification. The audit of the Consolidated Financial Statements including the Notes is based on the likewise audited financial statements of the BASF Group companies.

The audit covers financial information as well as statements and figures pertaining to sustainability, and was conducted in accordance with the International Standard of Assurance Engagements 3000, a pertinent standard for assuring sustainability information. The additional content provided on the BASF internet sites indicated in this report is not part of the information audited by KPMG.

For the BASF Report 2012, the GRI confirmed that the BASF Group’s sustainability reporting fulfills the expanded GRI guideline 3.1 with the highest application level, A+. We thus also comply with the German Sustainability Code.