GRI and Global Compact Index

Environmental Performance Indicators

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Principles

1

The total weight or volume of direct material used is not reported, as this information could be linked back to our production capacities and is therefore proprietary information.

2

Rainwater collected and waste water from other organizations are not reported because there are not material in the context of our overall water management.

3

This indicator is only relevant to parts of our business. (see Materiality Matrix: www.basf.com/materiality).
In 2013, we investigated our production sites around the world to discover which are located near internationally protected areas: 2% of our production sites (excluding Oil & Gas) border directly on a Ramsar Site, 1% on a Category I, II or III protected area of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and none of our production sites borders on a UNESCO protected area. We did not discover any impact of our activities on biodiversity in these areas in 2013.

4

Because of our products and business model, composting is no material disposal method for BASF. As composting does not represent significant amounts of waste, we do not report on it.

5

Our specifications and measures for transportation safety include the delivery, storage and distribution of chemicals between all BASF sites, their suppliers and customers. We focus on global standards, an efficient organization and reliable partners for logistics. Our transport safety advisors are equally important. They take care of compliance of all transportations with internal, national and international regulations. If an accident occurs despite all of our preventive measures, we provide swift assistance and our transportation safety advisors subsequently evaluate all of the information. We are active in networks that provide information and assistance in case of emergency.

6

In 2013, we investigated our production sites around the world to discover which are located near internationally protected areas: 2% of our production sites (excluding Oil & Gas) border directly on a Ramsar Site, 1% on a Category I, II or III protected area of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and none of our production sites borders on a UNESCO protected area. We did not discover any impact of our activities on biodiversity in these areas in 2013.

7

Because of the BASF product portfolio this indicator has no relevance. A large part of our products is sold in bulk. Regarding used packaging material we comply with legal regulations. Besides the dual systems for recollecting packaging materials in the residential areas established e.g. in Germany and other European countries, also the return and recovery of industrial and commercial packaging is organized by take-back systems focusing on the recycling of the different fractions (plastics, steel, etc.) of the packaging material. We want to offer all our costumers an efficient, competent and responsible way for return and recovery of used packaging. Therefore, we inform them amongst other things about companies providing take-back solutions for all kind of packaging in use.

 

 

 

 

 

Disclosure on Management Approach

BASF Group 2013 at a glance – Environment; Safety, security and health

Cover

completely covered 

7, 8, 9

The BASF Group – Markets and sites

19-20

Corporate strategy

21-23

Goals – Environment; Safety, security and health

25

Sustainability

27-29

Oil & Gas

82-83

Supply chain management – Strategy

90

Raw materials – Renewable resources; Preserving ecosystems

91-92, 92

Responsible Care Management System – Strategy

93

Transportation and storage – Strategy

94

Production

95-96

Products – Strategy

97

Products – REACH and other legal requirements

Energy and climate protection – Strategy

99, 101, 102

Energy and climate protection – Energy supply and efficiency

Water – Strategy

103-104

Water – Global Goals; Further reducing emissions

Air and soil – Waste management; Figure: Emissions to air

105

Corporate governance – German Corporate Governance Code

125

Compliance

127-128

 

 

 

 

 

Aspect: Materials

 

 

 

 

EN1 Materials used by weight or volume

BASF Group 2013 at a glance – Environment

Cover

partially covered1

8

The BASF Group – Markets and sites

19-20

Raw materials – Strategy; Renewable resources

91-92

Environment – Energy and climate protection – Figure: Energy supply of the BASF Group 2013

101, 104

Environment – Figure: Water in the BASF Group in 2013

EN2 % of materials used that are recycled input materials

The BASF Group – Markets and sites

19-20

completely covered

8, 9

Raw materials – Strategy

91

Environment – Air and soil-Table: Waste management, BASF Group

105

 

 

 

 

 

Aspect: Energy

 

 

 

 

EN3 Direct energy consumption by primary energy source

Goals – Environment

25

completely covered

8

Environment – Energy and climate protection – Global Goals

100, 101

Environment – Table: Energy supply of the BASF Group 2013

EN4 Indirect energy consumption by primary source

Goals – Environment

25

completely covered

8

Environment – Energy and climate protection – Global Goals

100, 101

Environment – Table: Energy supply of the BASF Group 2013

EN5 Energy saved

Goals – Environment

25

completely covered

8, 9

Environment – Energy and climate protection – Global Goals

100, 101

Environment – Energy and climate protection – Energy supply and efficiency

EN6 Initiatives to provide energy-efficient or renewable energy based products and services

BASF Group 2013 at a glance – Environment

Cover

completely covered

8, 9

Innovation – Growth fields; Technology fields

31, 32

The business year at BASF – Oil & Gas-Value box

82

Raw materials – Renewable resources

91

Environment - Energy and climate protection – Strategy

99, 100, 101, 102

Environment – Energy and climate protection – Global Goals; Table: Increase in energy efficiency of production processes in BASF operations excluding Oil & Gas

Environment – Energy and climate protection – Energy supply and efficiency

Environment – Energy and climate protection – Corporate carbon footprint and climate protection products

Environment – Air and soil – Emissions to air

105

EN7 Initiatives to reduce indirect energy consumption and reductions achieved

Goals – Environment

25

completely covered

8, 9

Innovation – Growth fields; Technology fields

31, 32, 33

Innovation – Innovations in the segments – Examples

Environment – Energy and climate protection – Global Goals

100, 101, 102

Environment – Energy and climate protection – Energy supply and efficiency

Environment – Energy and climate protection – Corporate carbon footprint and climate protection products

Environment – Air and soil – Emissions to air; Waste management

105

 

 

 

 

 

Aspect: Water

 

 

 

 

EN8 Total water withdrawal by source

BASF Group 2013 at a glance – Environment

Cover

partially covered2

8

Goals – Environment

25

Environment – Water – Figure: Water in the BASF Group in 2013

104

EN9 Water sources significantly affected by withdrawal of water

Environment – Water – Global Goals

103

completely covered

8

EN10 % and total volume of water recycled and reused

Environment – Water – Figure: Water in the BASF Group in 2013

104

completely covered

8, 9

 

 

 

 

 

Aspect: Biodiversity

 

 

 

 

EN11 Location and size of land adjacent to protected areas

Raw materials – Preserving ecosystems

92

completely covered

8

EN12 Description of significant impacts of business activities on biodiversity

Raw materials – Preserving ecosystems

92

completely covered

8

EN13 Habitats protected or restored

Raw materials – Preserving ecosystems

92

  completely covered

8

EN14 Strategies, current actions, and future plans for managing impacts on biodiversity

Sustainability – Creating value for customers

27

completely covered

8

Innovation – Innovations in the segments – Examples

35

The business year at BASF – Oil & Gas

82

Raw materials – Preserving ecosystems

92

Environment – Energy and climate protection – Corporate carbon footprint and climate protection products

102

EN15 Endangered species and level of extinction risk

 

 

not material3

8

 

 

 

 

 

Aspect: Emissions. Effluents, and Waste

EN16 Total direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions by weight

BASF Group 2013 at a glance – Environment

Cover

completely covered

8

Environment – Energy and climate protection – Table: BASF Group’s greenhouse gas emissions according to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol

100, 101

Environment – Energy and climate protection – Table: Key indicators for climate protection and energy in BASF operations excluding Oil & Gas

EN17 Other relevant indirect greenhouse gas emissions by weight

Environment – Energy and climate protection – Table: BASF Group’s greenhouse gas emissions according to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol

100, 101

completely covered

8

Environment – Energy and climate protection – Table: Key indicators for climate protection and energy in BASF operations excluding Oil & Gas

EN18 Initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reductions achieved

The BASF Group – Markets and sites

19-20

completely covered

7, 8, 9

Innovation – Technology fields

32, 33

Innovation – Innovations in the segments – Examples

The business year at BASF – Functional Materials & Solutions – Value box

73

Raw materials – Strategy

91

Environment – Energy and climate protection – Table: Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions per metric ton of sales product in BASF operations excluding Oil & Gas

99, 101, 102

Environment – Energy and climate protection – Energy supply and efficiency

Environment – Energy and climate protection – Corporate carbon footprint and climate protection products

EN19 Emissions of ozone-depleting substances by weight

BASF Group 2013 at a glance – Environment

Cover

completely covered

8

Environment – Air and soil – Emissions to air; Table: Emissions to air

105

EN20 NOx, SOx, and other significant air emissions by type and weight

BASF Group 2013 at a glance – Environment

Cover

completely covered

8

Environment – Energy and climate protection-Table: BASF Group’s greenhouse gas emissions according to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol

100, 101

Environment – Energy and climate protection – Table: Key indicators for climate protection and energy in BASF operations excluding Oil & Gas

Environment – Air and soil – Emissions to air; Table: Emissions to air

105

EN21 Total water discharge

Environment – Water – Further reducing emissions

103, 104

completely covered

8

Environment – Figure: Water in the BASF Group in 2013

EN22 Total weight of waste by type and disposal method

Environment – Air and soil – Table: Waste management, BASF Group

105

partially covered4

8

EN23 Total number and volume of significant spills

BASF Group 2013 at a glance – Safety, security and health; Environment

Cover

completely covered

8

Environment – Water – Further reducing emissions; Figure: Reduction of emissions to water

103-104, 104

Environment – Water – Water use

EN24 Weight of transported hazardous waste

BASF Group 2013 at a glance – Environment

Cover

partially covered5

 

Environment – Air and soil – Table: Waste management, BASF Group

105

 

EN25 Water bodies and related habitats significantly affected by the discharges of water

Raw materials – Preserving ecosystems

92

partially covered6

 

Environment – Water – Global Goals

103-104

 

Environment – Water – Water use

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aspect: Products and Services

EN26 Initiatives to mitigate environmental impacts of products and services, and extent of impact mitigation

Sustainability – Creating value for customers

27

completely covered

7, 8, 9

Innovation – Growth fields; Technology fields

31-32, 34, 35

Innovation – Innovations in the segments – Examples

The business year at BASF – Performance Products – Value box

66

Responsible Care Management System – Strategy

93

Safety, security and health – Transportation and storage – Strategy; Accident prevention and assistance

94

Safety, security and health – Production – Hazard prevention and site security

96

Environment – Energy and climate protection – Strategy

99, 100, 101, 102

Environment – Energy and climate protection – Global Goals

Environment – Energy and climate protection – Energy supply and efficiency

Environment – Energy and climate protection – Corporate carbon footprint and climate protection products

Environment – Water – Strategy

103, 104

Environment – Water – Global Goals; Further reducing emissions

Environment – Water – Water use

Environment – Air and soil – Waste management

105

EN27 Reclaimed product packaging materials by category

 

 

not material7

8, 9

 

 

 

 

 

Aspect: Compliance

EN28 Monetary and non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations

Consolidated Financial Statements – Other operating expenses

176, 195-196, 200

completely covered

8

Consolidated Financial Statements – Other provisions

Consolidated Financial Statements – Risks from litigation and claims

 

 

 

 

 

Aspect: Transport

 

 

 

 

EN29 Impacts of transport and traffic

Responsible Care Management System – Strategy

93

completely covered

8

Safety, security and health – Transportation and storage – Strategy; Accident prevention and assistance

94

Environment – Energy and climate protection – Corporate carbon footprint and climate protection products

102

Environment – Air and soil – Waste management

105

 

 

 

 

 

Aspect: Overall

 

 

 

 

EN30 Total environmental protection expenditures and investments

Innovation

30

completely covered

7, 8, 9

Responsible Care Management System – Strategy; Table: Costs and provisions for environmental protection in the BASF Group

93

Safety, security and health – Products – Ecological and toxicological testing

98

Environment – Energy and climate protection – Strategy

99, 101, 102

Environment – Energy and climate protection – Energy supply and efficiency

Environment – Energy and climate protection – Corporate carbon footprint and climate protection products

Environment – Water – Further reducing emissions

104

Environment – Water – Water use

Consolidated Financial Statements – Other operating expenses

176