GRI and Global Compact Index

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1. Strategy and Analysis

 

 

 

 

1.1 Statement from the CEO

Letter from the Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors

8-9

completely covered

1-10

1.2 Description of key impacts, risks and opportunities

Our strategy

21-23

completely covered

 

Value-based management

26

 

Sustainability – Strategy

27, 28-29

 

Sustainability – Materiality analysis

 

Innovation – Growth fields

31-32, 35

 

Innovation – Outlook

 

Investments and acquisitions – Investments

36

 

Working at BASF – Strategy

39, 41

 

Working at BASF – Managing demographic challenges

 

The business year at BASF – Economic environment

46

 

Supply chain management – What we expect from our suppliers

90

 

Raw materials – Strategy

91

 

Safety, security and health – Products – Strategy

97

 

Opportunities and risks report – Long-term opportunities and risks

112-114

 

Outlook 2014

118-120

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Organization Profile

 

 

 

 

2.1 Name of the organization

The BASF Group

18-20

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2.2 Primary brands, products, and/or services

The BASF Group – Figure: BASF structure as of January 1, 2013

18

completely covered

 

The business year at BASF – Chemicals-Table: Products, customers and applications; Chemicals-Table: Production capacities of significant products

61, 62, 67, 68, 74, 79

 

The business year at BASF – Performance Products-Table: Products, customers and applications; Performance Products-Table: Production capacities of significant products

 

The business year at BASF – Functional Materials & Solutions-Table: Products, customers and applications

 

The business year at BASF – Agricultural Solutions-Table: Products, customers and applications

 

Events after the reporting period

120

 

Consolidated Financial Statements – Reporting by segment and region

171-174

 

Registered trademarks

232

 

2.3 Operational structure of the organization

The BASF Group – Markets and sites

18, 19

completely covered

 

The BASF Group – Figure: BASF structure as of January 1, 2013

 

The BASF Group – Organization of the BASF Group

 

Innovation

30

 

Investments and acquisitions – Acquisitions

37

 

Working at BASF – Strategy

39

 

The business year at BASF – Business review by segment

58-59, 61, 67, 74, 79, 82, 83-84

 

The business year at BASF – Chemicals-Table: Products, customers and applications

 

The business year at BASF – Performance Products-Table: Products, customers and applications

 

The business year at BASF – Functional Materials & Solutions-Table: Products, customers and applications

 

The business year at BASF – Agricultural Solutions-Table: Products, customers and applications

 

The business year at BASF – Oil & Gas

 

The business year at BASF – Oil & Gas-Natural Gas Trading

 

Regional results – Europe

88, 88-89

 

Regional results – North America

 

Outlook 2014

118-120

 

Events after the reporting period

120

 

Consolidated Financial Statements – Acquisitions and divestitures

166-170, 171-174

 

Consolidated Financial Statements – Reporting by segment and region

 

2.4 Location of organization's headquarters

About this report – Data

5

completely covered

 

2.5 Countries where the organization operates

The BASF Group – Markets and sites; Figure: BASF sites

19-20

completely covered

 

The business year at BASF – Chemicals-Table: Capital expenditures

61, 68, 74, 83, 84

 

The business year at BASF – Performance Products-Table: Capital expenditures

 

The business year at BASF – Functional Materials & Solutions-Table: Capital expenditures

 

The business year at BASF – Oil & Gas-Exploration & Production

 

The business year at BASF – Oil & Gas-Table: Capital expenditures

 

Regional results – Table: Regions

88

 

Economic environment in 2014

115

 

2.6 Nature of ownership and legal form

BASF on the capital market – Broad base of international shareholders; Employees becoming shareholders

13

completely covered

 

The BASF Group – Corporate legal structure

20

 

2.7 Markets served

The BASF Group – Markets and sites

19-20

completely covered

 

Innovation – Outlook

35

 

The business year at BASF – Business review by segment

58-59, 82, 83

 

The business year at BASF – Oil & Gas

 

The business year at BASF – Oil & Gas-Exploration & Production

 

Regional results – Table: Regions

88

 

2.8 Scale of the reporting organization (incl. number of employees, net sales, total capitalization, quantity of products, voluntary information)

BASF Group 2013 at a glance – Economic data

 

completely covered

 

BASF on the capital market – Broad base of international shareholders; Employees becoming shareholders

13

 

Goals – Growth and profitability

24

 

The business year at BASF – Results of operations

49, 54, 58-59

 

The business year at BASF – Net assets

 

The business year at BASF – Business review by segment

 

2.9 Significant changes during the reporting period regarding size, structure, or ownership

The BASF Group – Organization of the BASF Group

18-19

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Innovation

30

 

Investments and acquisitions – Acquisitions

37

 

Working at BASF – Strategy

39

 

The business year at BASF – Oil & Gas-Natural Gas Trading

83-84

 

Regional results – Europe

88-89

 

Regional results – North America

 

Outlook 2014

118-120

 

Events after the reporting period

120

 

Consolidated Financial Statements – Acquisitions and divestitures

166-170

 

2.10 Awards received

BASF on the capital market – BASF in key sustainability indexes

14, 15

completely covered

 

BASF on the capital market – Close dialog with the capital market

 

Innovation – Innovations in the segments – Examples

30, 34

 

Working at BASF – Competition for talent

39, 41

 

Working at BASF – Inclusion of diversity

 

Social commitment – Focus on education

45

 

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

98

 

Selected prizes and awards

231

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Report Parameters

 

 

 

 

3.1 Reporting period for information provided

About this report – Data

5

completely covered

 

3.2 Date of most recent previous report

About this report – Content and structure

4

completely covered

 

3.3 Reporting cycle

About this report – Data

6

completely covered

 

3.4 Contact point for questions regarding the report or its contents

Contact

Cover

completely covered

 

3.5 Process for defining report content

About this report – Integrated reporting

4, 5-6

completely covered

 

About this report – Requirements and topics

 

About this report – Data

 

Sustainability – Strategy

27, 28-29

 

Sustainability – Materiality analysis

 

3.6 Boundary of the report

BASF’s Segments

Cover

completely covered

 

About this report – Data

5

 

The BASF Group – Corporate legal structure

20

 

3.7 Specific limitations on the scope or boundary of the report

About this report – Data

6

completely covered

 

3.8 Joint ventures, subsidiaries, leased facilities, outsourced operations, and other entities

About this report – Data

5

completely covered

 

3.9 Data measurement techniques and the bases of calculations

About this report – Data

5

completely covered

 

3.10 Effect of any re-statements of information provided in earlier reports

The business year at BASF – Financial position

55, 57

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The business year at BASF – Statement of cash flows

 

3.11 Significant changes from previous reporting periods

About this report – Requirements and topics

5

completely covered

 

About this report – Data

 

3.12 GRI Content Index

About this report – Content and structure

4, 228-229

completely covered

 

GRI and Global-Compact Index

3.13 External assurance for the report

About this report – External audit and evaluation

6

completely covered

 

Consolidated Financial Statements – Auditor’s report

143

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Governance, Commitments and Engagement

4.1 Governance structure of the organization

Corporate governance – Direction and management by the Board of Executive Directors

122-123, 123

completely covered

1 - 10

Corporate governance – Supervision of company management by the Supervisory Board

Compliance

127-128

4.2 Indicate whether the Chair of the highest governance body is also an executive officer

Corporate governance – Direction and management by the Board of Executive Directors

122

completely covered

1 - 10

4.3 Independent and/or non-executive members of the highest governance body

Management and Supervisory Boards

129-130

completely covered

1 - 10

4.4 Mechanisms for shareholders and employees to provide recommendations or direction to the highest governance body

Working at BASF – Global Employee Survey

42

completely covered

1 - 10

Corporate governance – Supervision of company management by the Supervisory Board

123, 124

Corporate governance – Shareholders’ rights

Compliance

127-128

4.5 Linkage between compensation for members of governance bodies and the organization's performance

Our strategy – Our values

22

completely covered

1 - 10

Compensation report

131-135

4.6 Processes in place for the highest governance body to ensure conflicts of interest are avoided

Corporate governance – Supervision of company management by the Supervisory Board

123

completely covered

1 - 10

Compliance

127-128

4.7 Process for determining the qualifications and expertise of the members of the highest governance body

Corporate Governance – Supervision of company management by the Supervisory Board

123

completely covered

1 - 10

4.8 Missions or values, codes of conduct, and principles

Our strategy – Our strategic principles; Our values

21, 22, 22-23

completely covered

1 - 10

Our strategy – Global standards

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

26

Sustainability – Strategy

27

Working at BASF – Competition for talent

39, 41, 41-42, 42, 43, 44

Working at BASF – Managing demographic challenges

Working at BASF – Inclusion of diversity

Working at BASF – Work-life balance

Working at BASF – What we expect from our leaders

Working at BASF – Employees share in the company’s success

Working at BASF – Dialog with employee representatives

Working at BASF – Global labor and social standards

The business year at BASF – Oil & Gas

82

Supply chain management – What we expect from our suppliers

90

Responsible Care Management System – Strategy; Audits

93

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

94

Safety, security and health – Production – Global Goals

95, 95-96, 96

Safety, security and health – Occupational safety; Health protection

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

Safety, security and health – Products – Strategy

97, 98

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

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

Environment – Water – Strategy

103

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

105

Opportunities and risks report – Instruments

107-108, 111, 113, 114

Opportunities and risks report – Short-term opportunities and risks

Opportunities and risks report – Long-term opportunities and risks

Corporate governance

122

Compliance – Figure: BASF Code of Conduct

127

Consolidated Financial Statements – Stock-price-based compensation program and BASF incentive share program

210-211

4.9 Procedures of the highest governance body for overseeing the organization's sustainability performance

About this report – Content and structure

4

completely covered

1 - 10

Sustainability – Strategy

27

Working at BASF – Global labor and social standards

44

Supply chain management – What we expect from our suppliers

90

Opportunities and risks report – Long-term opportunities and risks

114

Corporate Governance – Direction and management by the Board of Executive Directors

122

Report of the Supervisory Board

136-139

4.10 Processes for evaluating the highest governance body's own sustainability performance

Safety, security and health – Production – Global Goals

95

completely covered

1 - 10

Safety, security and health – Production – Occupational safety

4.11 Precautionary approach

Our strategy – Global standards

22-23

completely covered

7

The business year at BASF – Oil & Gas

82

Opportunities and risks report – Long-term opportunities and risks

114

4.12 Externally developed charters, principles, or other initiatives

About this report – Content and structure

4, 5, 6

completely covered

1 - 10

About this report – Requirements and topics

About this report – External audit and evaluation

Our strategy – Global standards

22-23

Working at BASF – Vocational training

40, 41, 44

Working at BASF – Managing demographic challenges

Working at BASF – Global labor and social standards

Social commitment – BASF Stiftung projects

45

The business year at BASF – Oil & Gas

82

Supply chain management – What we expect from our suppliers; Evaluating our suppliers

90

Raw materials – Renewable resources

92

Responsible Care Management System – Audits

93

Safety, security and health – Transportation and storage – Accident prevention and assistance; Activities in external networks

94

Safety, security and health – Production-Process safety

96

Safety, security and health – Products – Strategy

97, 98

Safety, security and health – REACH and other legal requirements

Safety, security and health – Ecological and toxicological testing

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

Environment – Energy and climate protection – Strategy

99

Environment – Water – Global Goals

103

Corporate Governance – German Corporate Governance Code

125

Compliance

128

4.13 Memberships in associations and/or national/international advocacy organizations

About this report – Content and structure

4, 5

completely covered

1 - 10

About this report – Requirements and topics

Sustainability – Stakeholder engagement

29

Supply chain management – What we expect from our suppliers; Evaluating our suppliers

90

Raw materials – Renewable resources

91-92

Safety, security and health – Transportation and storage – Activities in external networks

94

Safety, security and health – Production – Process safety

96

Safety, security and health – Products – Strategy

97, 98

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

Environment – Water – Strategy

103

Environment – Water – Global Goals

Compliance

128

4.14 List of stakeholder groups

About this report – Requirements and topics

5

completely covered

 

BASF on the capital market – Close dialog with the capital market

15

 

Sustainability – Stakeholder engagement

29

 

Innovation

30

 

Business models and customer relations

38

 

Working at BASF – Work-life balance

42, 43

 

Working at BASF – Global Employee Survey; Dialog with employee representatives

 

Social commitment – Strategy

45

 

The business year at BASF – Oil & Gas

82

 

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

96

 

Safety, security and health – Products – Strategy

97, 98

 

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

 

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

 

Opportunities and risks report – Long-term opportunities and risks

113, 114

 

4.15 Basis for identification and selection of stakeholders

About this report – Requirements and topics

5

completely covered

 

Sustainability – Strategy

27, 28-29

 

Sustainability – Materiality analysis

 

Innovation

30

 

4.16 Approaches to stakeholder engagement

About this report – Requirements and topics

5

completely covered

 

BASF on the capital market – Close dialog with the capital market

15

 

Sustainability – Strategy

27, 28-29, 29

 

Sustainability – Materiality analysis

 

Sustainability – Stakeholder engagement

 

Innovation

30

 

Business models and customer relations

38

 

Working at BASF – Competition for talent

39, 41, 42, 43

 

Working at BASF – Inclusion of diversity

 

Working at BASF – What we expect from our leaders

 

Working at BASF – Global Employee Survey; Dialog with employee representatives

 

The business year at BASF – Oil & Gas

82

 

Supply chain management – What we expect from our suppliers

90

 

Safety, security and health – Products – Strategy

97

 

Compliance

128

 

4.17 Key topics and concerns raised through stakeholder engagement

About this report – Requirements and topics

5

completely covered

 

BASF on the capital market – Close dialog with the capital market

15

 

Sustainability – Materiality analysis

28-29, 29

 

Sustainability – Stakeholder engagement

 

Innovation

30

 

Working at BASF – Inclusion of diversity

41, 42, 43

 

Working at BASF – Global Employee Survey; Dialog with employee representatives

 

The business year at BASF – Oil & Gas

82

 

Raw materials – Renewable resources; Preserving ecosystems

91-92, 92

 

Safety, security and health – Transportation and storage – Accident prevention and assistance; Activities in external networks

94

 

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

96

 

Safety, security and health – Products – Strategy

97, 98

 

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

 

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

 

Opportunities and risks report – Long-term opportunities and risks

113, 114