Welcome to BASF

BASF is the world’s leading chemical company. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through research and innovation, we support our customers in nearly every industry in meeting the current and future needs of society. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future.

We identify relevant sustainability issues by means of a materiality analysis. One material aspect of sustainability is “energy and climate,” for example. One of our goals is to, by 2020, reduce specific greenhouse gas emissions per metric ton of sales product by 40% compared with baseline 2002. Other goals include further increasing our energy efficiency and contributing to climate protection. We are shrinking our carbon footprint through, for example, intelligent energy strategies in our production processes and product innovations for our customers.

Responsibility along the value chain

We use a a variety of examples to illustrate our responsible approach to energy and climate with respect to our suppliers, transportation, production, and our customers. To this end, we examine our products’ life cycles and identify key factors that can be adjusted to reduce emissions even further along the entire value chain.