GRI and Global Compact Index

Social Performance Indicators

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Principles

1

Due to different cultures and labor market conditions there are differences in employee turnover rates across regions. We do not tolerate discrimination in the workplace and measure our employees’ satisfaction with the help of our Global Employee Survey.

2

At BASF SE, the return and remain after parental leave is supported through a variety of activities. For example, employees have already the possibility to work up to 30 hours (flexible) a week, during parental leave. This promotes the integration during parental leave and makes their return easier after parental leave. The number of childcare places has just been increased significant. There is in addition to regular child care also the possibility of an ad hoc care program. The offers are for women and men.

3

We have defined the following as relevant indicators for successful work in the area of occupational safety: lost-time injury rate, confirmed occupational diseases, the fulfillment of our requirements for medical emergency planning, first-aid training and preventive medicine and health promotion.

4

We align our training and education activities according to the needs of each employee. We do not tolerate any discrimination due to nationality, gender, religion or any other personal characteristics.

5

We want to attract employees from all cultures and nationalities who are willing to commit their social, intercultural and technical expertise to the strategic goals and values of our company. The management team is recruited, selected, developed and positioned according to the following four criteria: knowledge, skills, personal competencies, leadership ability and acting in line with our strategic principles and values. All employees and managers act in accordance with our four values: Creative, Open, Responsible and Entrepreneurial.

6

The effects of our foreign direct investment on sustainable development were for example analyzed in a study by the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) in Nanjing, China and are publicly available. As founding member of the Global Compact, we strive to contribute to the protection and awareness of human rights within our spheres of influence.
Human rights aspects are part of our risk management system for investment planning. The exact number of BASF investment agreements is confidential business relevant information that is therefore not reported. We have expert teams who act as advisers on sustainability during the integration of acquired companies.

7

There have been no incidents of violations involving rights of indigenous people during the reporting period.

8

We report both the total number of grievances related to human rights (i.e. social & labor standards, occupational health & safety, etc.) filed & addressed, as well as the total number of grievances verified and resolved through counter-measures. Our external Compliance Hotlines serve as our formal grievance mechanism. They are effectively used by our own as well as contracted employees (i.e. internal stakeholders). We therefore do not break down the number by internal and external stakeholders. Furthermore, our Compliance Hotlines grant anonymity to the callers. Regarding external employees: Our Community Advisory Panels serve as the platform to address concerns by the communities around our sites. Our supply chain management addresses human rights-related performance by our suppliers.

9

Percentage of business units not applicable as we report on a production site basis and therefore report the number of audits.

10

We do not report the number of incidents or disciplinary punished legal cases. Reason for that are internal corporate decision processes which are based on the basic idea that such compliance cases implicate confidential and proprietary information and are therefore not accessible to the public at large.

11

If there are risks from litigation and claims, these are published in the Financial Statements.

12

If there are risks from litigation and claims, these are published in the Financial Statements.

13

If there are risks from litigation and claims, these are published in the Financial Statements.

14

If there are risks from litigation and claims, these are published in the Financial Statements.

15

Not applicable, because BASF's business dealings are mainly B2B transactions. If there are risks from litigation and claims, these are published in the Financial Statements.

16

Not applicable, because BASF's business dealings are mainly B2B transactions. If there are risks from litigation and claims, these are published in the Financial Statements.

17

Not applicable, because BASF's business dealings are mainly B2B transactions. If there are risks from litigation and claims, these are published in the Financial Statements.

 

 

 

 

 

Labor Practices and Decent Work

Disclosure on Management Approach

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

Cover

completely covered

1, 3, 6

Corporate strategy

21-23

Goals – Employees; Safety, security and health

24, 25

Sustainability – Materiality analysis

28-29

Working at BASF – Strategy

39, 40, 41, 43, 44

Working at BASF – Learning and development

Working at BASF – Inclusion of diversity

Working at BASF – Personnel expenses, compensation and additional benefits

Working at BASF – Dialog with employee representatives

Working at BASF – Global labor and social standards; Survey of ILO core labor standards / human rights 2013

Production – Occupational safety; Health protection

95-96

Production – Process safety; Hazard prevention and site security

Compliance

127-128

Cooperation with employee representatives

 

Occupational Medicine and Health Protection

 

Diversity + Inclusion

 

Employment conditions: Labor and social standards in BASF Group

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aspect: Employment

LA1 Total workforce

BASF Group 2013 at a glance – Employees and society

Cover

completely covered

 

Innovation

30

 

Working at BASF – Strategy; Figure: BASF Group employees by region

39, 40, 41

 

Working at BASF – Vocational training; Figure: BASF Group employees by contract type

 

Working at BASF – Figure: BASF Group employee age structure

 

Consolidated Financial Statements – Personnel expenses and employees – Personnel expenses; Number of employees

180

 

LA2 Total number and rate of new employees and employee turnover

Working at BASF – Strategy

39, 41

partially covered1

6

Working at BASF – Table: New hires BASF Group 2013; Competition for talent

Working at BASF – Figure: BASF Group employee age structure

Opportunities and risks report – Long-term opportunities and risks

114

LA3 Benefits provided to full-time employees that are not provided to temporary or part-time workers

BASF Group 2013 at a glance – Employees and society

Cover

completely covered

 

Working at BASF – Managing demographic challenges

41, 42, 43

 

Working at BASF – Work-life balance

 

Working at BASF – Personnel expenses, compensation and additional benefits; Employees share in the company’s success

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aspect: Labor / Management Relations

LA4 % of employees covered by collective bargaining agreements

BASF Group 2013 at a glance – Employees and society

Cover

 completely covered

1, 3

Working at BASF – Table: Survey of ILO core labor standards / human rights 2013

44

LA5 Minimum notice period(s) regarding operational changes

Working at BASF – Dialog with employee representatives

43

completely covered

3

 

 

 

 

 

Aspect: Occupational Health and Safety

LA6 % of total workforce represented in formal joint management-worker health and safety committees

Safety, security and health – Production – Occupational safety

95

completely covered

1

LA7 Rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days and number of work-related fatalities

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

Cover

partially covered2

1

Goals – Safety, security and health

25

Safety, security and health – Production – Global Goals

95, 95-96

Safety, security and health – Production – Occupational safety; Health protection

LA8 Education, training, counseling, prevention, and risk-control programs regarding serious diseases

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

Cover

completely covered

1

Working at BASF – Managing demographic challenges

41

Responsible Care Management System – Strategy

93

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

94

Safety, security and health – Production – Global Goals

95, 95-96, 96

Safety, security and health – Production – Health protection

Safety, security and health – Production – Process safety; Hazard prevention and site security

Safety, security and health – Products – Global Goals

97

LA9 Health and safety topics covered in formal agreements with trade unions

Safety, security and health – Production – Health protection

95-96

completely covered

1

 

 

 

 

 

Aspect: Training and Education

LA10 Average hours of training per employee

Working at BASF – Learning and development

40

partially covered3

 

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

94

 

Compliance

127

 

LA11 Programs for skills management and lifelong learning

Value-based management – Value-based management throughout the company

26

completely covered

 

Sustainability – Stakeholder engagement

29

 

Working at BASF – Learning and development

40-41, 41, 42

 

Working at BASF – Managing demographic challenges

 

Working at BASF – What we expect from our leaders

 

Supply chain management – What we expect from our suppliers

90

 

Safety, security and health – Production – Occupational safety

95

 

LA12 % of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews

Working at BASF – Learning and development

40

completely covered

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aspect: Diversity and Equal Opportunity

LA13 Composition of governance bodies and diversity of employees

Goals – Employees

24

partially covered4

1, 6

Working at BASF – Figure: BASF Group employee age structure

41, 41-42, 42

Working at BASF – Inclusion of diversity

Working at BASF – Figure: Leadership responsibility in the BASF Group

LA14 Ratio of basic salary of men to women

Working at BASF – Personnel expenses, compensation and additional benefits

43

completely covered

1, 6

LA15 Return to work and retention rates after parental leave

Working at BASF – Work-life balance; Figure: Work-life balance

42

partially covered5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Human Rights

Disclosure on Management Approach

Corporate strategy

21-23

completely covered

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Sustainability – Creating value for customers

27-29

Sustainability – Materiality analysis

Working at BASF – Dialog with employee representatives

43, 44

Working at BASF – Global labor and social standards; Survey of ILO core labor standards / human rights 2013

Supply chain management – Strategy

92

Raw materials – Strategy; Mineral raw materials

91, 92

Transportation and storage – Strategy

94

Compliance

127-128

Cooperation with employee representatives

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aspect: Investment and Procurement Practices

HR1 % and total number of significant investment agreements that include human rights clauses

Sustainability – Strategy

27

partially covered6

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

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

96

Compliance

127

HR2 % of suppliers and contractors that have undergone human rights screening

BASF Group 2013 at a glance – Supply chain management and Responsible Care

Cover

completely covered

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Supply chain management – Evaluating our suppliers

90

 

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

96

 

HR3 Employee training concerning aspects of human rights

Compliance

127

completely covered

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

 

 

 

 

 

Aspect: Non-discrimination

HR4 Total number of incidents of discrimination and actions taken

Working at BASF – Global labor and social standards; Table: Survey of ILO core labor standards / human rights 2013

44

completely covered

1, 2, 6

Compliance

127

 

 

 

 

 

Aspect: Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining

HR5 Hazard to the right to exercise freedom of association and collective bargaining, and actions taken

BASF Group 2013 at a glance – Supply chain management and Responsible Care

Cover

completely covered

1, 2, 3

Working at BASF – Global labor and social standards; Table: Survey of ILO core labor standards / human rights 2013

44

Supply chain management – Evaluating our suppliers

90

 

 

 

 

 

Aspect: Child Labor

HR6 Risk for incidents of child labor, and measures taken

BASF Group 2013 at a glance – Supply chain management and Responsible Care

Cover

completely covered

1, 2, 5

Working at BASF – Global labor and social standards; Table: Survey of ILO core labor standards / human rights 2013

44

Supply chain management – Evaluating our suppliers

90

 

 

 

 

 

Aspect: Forced and Compulsory Labor

HR7 Risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labor, and measures taken

BASF Group 2013 at a glance – Supply chain management and Responsible Care

Cover

completely covered

1, 2, 4

Working at BASF – Global labor and social standards; Table: Survey of ILO core labor standards / human rights 2013

44

Supply chain management – Evaluating our suppliers

90

 

 

 

 

 

Aspect: Security Practices

HR8 % of security personnel trained in procedures concerning aspects of human rights

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

96

completely covered

1, 2

 

 

 

 

 

Aspect: Indigenous Rights

HR9 Total number of incidents of violations involving rights of indigenous people and actions taken

 

 

not material7

1, 2

 

 

 

 

 

Aspect: Assessment

HR10 % and number of operations that have been subject to human rights reviews and/or impact assessments

BASF Group 2013 at a glance – Supply chain management and Responsible Care

Cover

completely covered

 

Working at BASF – Global labor and social standards; Table: Survey of ILO core labor standards / human rights 2013

44

 

Supply chain management – Evaluating our suppliers

90

 

Responsible Care Management System – Audits

93

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aspect: Remediation

HR11 Number of grievances filed, addressed and resolved through formal mechanisms

Working at BASF – Global labor and social standards; Table: Survey of ILO core labor standards / human rights 2013

44

partially covered8

 

 

 

 

 

 

Society

Disclosure on Management Approach

Corporate strategy

21-23

completely covered

10

Sustainability – Stakeholder engagement

29

Working at BASF – Global labor and social standards; Table: Survey of ILO core labor standards / human rights 2013

44

Social commitment – Strategy

45

Corporate governance

121-140

Compliance

127-128

Consolidated Financial Statements – Risks from litigation and claims

200

Social Responsibility

 

Politics and society

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aspect: Community

SO1 Programs and practices that assess the impacts of operations on communities

BASF Group 2013 at a glance – Supply chain management and Responsible Care

Cover

completely covered

 

Sustainability – Stakeholder engagement

29

 

Social commitment – Strategy; BASF Stiftung projects

45

 

Responsible Care Management System – Audits

93

 

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

96

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aspect: Corruption

SO2 % and total number of business units analyzed for risks related to corruption

Compliance

127

partially covered9

10

SO3 % of employees trained in organization's anti-corruption policies and procedures

Compliance

127

completely covered

10

SO4 Actions taken in response to incidents of corruption

Compliance

127

partially covered10

10

 

 

 

 

 

Aspect: Public Policy

SO5 Public policy positions and participation in public policy development and lobbying

Sustainability – Stakeholder engagement

29

completely covered

1 - 10

Stakeholder Dialog

 

SO6 Total value of financial and in-kind contributions to political parties, politicians, and related institutions by country

Sustainability – Stakeholder engagement

29

completely covered

10

 

 

 

 

 

Aspect: Anti-Competitive Behavior

SO7 Total number of legal actions for anti-competitive behavior, anti-trust, and monopoly practices and their outcomes

 

 

not material11

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aspect: Compliance

SO8 Sanctions for non-compliance with laws and regulations

 

 

not material12

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aspect: Compliance

SO9 Operations with significant potential or actual negative impact on local communities

Raw materials – Mineral raw materials

92

completely covered

 

SO10 Prevention and mitigation measures implemented

BASF Group 2013 at a glance – Supply chain management and Responsible Care

92

completely covered

 

Raw materials – Mineral raw materials

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Product Responsibility

Disclosure on Management Approach

Corporate strategy – Global standards

22-23

completely covered

1, 8

Goals – Safety, security and health

25

Sustainability – Creating value for customers

27-29

Sustainability – Materiality analysis

Sustainability – Stakeholder engagement

Innovation – Innovations in the segments – Examples

33-35

Business models and customer relations

38

Responsible Care Management System – Strategy

93

Transportation and storage – Strategy; Accident prevention and assistance

94

Production

95-96

Products – REACH and other legal requirements

97, 98

Products – Ecological and toxicological testing

Compliance

127-128

Product Stewardship at BASF

 

Values

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aspect: Customer Health and Safety

PR1 Life cycle stages in which health and safety impacts of products and services are assessed

Innovation – Innovations in the segments – Examples

33, 34

completely covered

1

Business models and customer relations

38

Supply chain management – Evaluating our suppliers

90

Responsible Care Management System – Strategy

93

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

94

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

98

Safety, security and health – Products – Management of new technologies

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

102

PR2 Total number of incidents of non-compliance with health and safety regulations by type of outcomes

 

 

not material13

1

 

 

 

 

 

Aspect: Product and Service Labeling

PR3 Type of product and service information required

Safety, security and health – Products – Strategy

96, 97

completely covered

8

Safety, security and health – Products – REACH and other legal requirements

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

PR4 Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations concerning product and service information and labeling

 

 

not material14

8

PR5 Practices related to customer satisfaction

Our strategy – Our strategic principles

21-22

completely covered

 

Business models and customer relations

38

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aspect: Marketing Communications

PR6 Programs for adherence to laws and standards related to marketing communications, promotion, and sponsorship

Social commitment – Strategy

45

completely covered

 

PR7 Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations concerning marketing communications

 

 

not material15

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aspect: Customer Privacy

PR8 Total number of substantiated complaints regarding breaches of customer privacy and losses of customer data

 

 

not material16

1

 

 

 

 

 

Aspect: Compliance

PR9 Monetary value of significant fines for non-compliance with laws and regulations concerning the provision and use of products and services

 

 

not material17