About this report

This integrated report documents BASF’s economic, environmental and social performance in 2013. Using specific examples, we illustrate how sustainability contributes to BASF’s success and how we as a company create value for our employees, shareholders, business partners, neighbors and the public.

Sustainability is the even balance between economy, environment and society

Content and Structure

The BASF Report combines our financial and sustainability reporting and is addressed to readers interested in both areas.


Requirements and Topics

The information on the financial position and performance of the BASF Group is based on the requirements of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), and, where applicable, the German Commercial Code as well as the German Accounting Standards (GAS).



All information and bases for calculation in this report are based on national and international standards for financial and sustainability reporting. All of the data and information for the reporting period were sourced from the responsible units using representative methods.


Audit and Evaluation

Our reporting is audited by a third party. KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft has audited the BASF Group Consolidated Financial Statements and the Management’s Report and has approved them free of qualification.


Forward-Looking Statements

This report contains forward-looking statements. These statements are based on current estimates and projections of BASF management and currently available information.