Innovations for a sustainable future

Innovations in chemistry are necessary to meet the needs of the growing world population on a long-term basis. The development of innovative products and solutions is, therefore, of vital significance for BASF’s success. In 2020, we aim to generate around €30 billion of our sales and €7 billion of our EBITDA with the help of innovative products that will have been on the market for less than 10 years. This means effective and efficient research is becoming increasingly important. We defined technology and growth fields with which we can make a decisive contribution to innovative solutions for global challenges and contribute to sustainable development. We are continuing to expand our research and development activities in Asia as well as in North and South America in order to participate in regional innovation processes and gain access to local talent. By 2020, we aim to conduct half of our research and development activities outside of Europe.