Leadership development

  • Our leaders are seen as role models in implementing our strategy and our Code of Conduct
  • Global competency model for employees and leaders
  • Various offers for new and experienced leaders

What we expect from our leaders

Our leaders are seen as role models in implementing our strategy in their day-to-day business. Our leadership culture is based on the principles and values of BASF. Even the standards of conduct set forth in our compliance program are basically the same around the world, and are derived from a global Code of Conduct that our leaders, as role models, are expected to follow to an especially high degree. The global competency model introduced in 2013 likewise applies for all employees. It also forms the foundation of our employee and leadership development. We equip our leaders with a solid foundation in basic skills by means of a mandatory modular development program. Experienced leaders are supported by individual training in strengthening life-long competencies. In addition to our regional programs, we will also offer programs on an increasingly global level starting in 2014 to further intensify networking and exchange among leadership.

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Leadership responsibility in the BASF Group


December 31, 2013

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Specialists and experts without disciplinary leadership responsibilities


Employees with disciplinary leadership responsibilities




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