Corporate legal structure
- BASF SE is the publicly traded parent company of the BASF Group
- 308 companies fully consolidated in the Consolidated Financial Statements
- 22 jointly controlled entities included on a proportional basis
- 14 additional companies included using the equity method
As the publicly traded parent company, BASF SE takes a central position: Directly or indirectly, it holds the shares in the companies belonging to the BASF Group, and is also the largest operating company. The majority of Group companies cover a broad spectrum of our business. Some concentrate on specific business areas: the Wintershall Group companies, for example, focus on oil and gas activities. In the BASF Group Consolidated Financial Statements, 308 companies including BASF SE are fully consolidated. We consolidate 22 jointly controlled entities with one or more partners on a proportional basis. We also include 14 companies using the equity method.
Compensation report and disclosures in accordance with section 315 (4) German Commercial Code
The compensation report and the disclosures required by takeover law in accordance with section 315 (4) German Commercial Code can be found under Corporate Governance. They form part of the Management’s Analysis audited by the external auditor.