Working at BASF

Our employees are fundamental to achieving the goals of our “We create chemistry” strategy. We want to attract talented people, retain them in the company, and support them in their development. To do so, we cultivate a working environment that inspires and connects people. It is founded on inclusive leadership based on mutual trust, respect and dedication to top performance.

113,292

employees around the world

3,186

apprentices1 in around 60 occupations

€101 million

invested in further training

1 At BASF, the apprenticeship program trains students for technical, scentific and business vocations as well as for trade and craft professions.

Strategy

  • Best Team Strategy focuses on excellent people, workplace and leaders

Our Best Team Strategy is derived from our corporate strategy and simultaneously contributes to the achievement of its goals. We want to form the best team. To achieve this, we focus on three strategic directions: excellent people, excellent place to work and excellent leaders. Emphasis here is placed on our attractiveness in worldwide labor markets, career development and life-long learning in all regions, and supporting and developing our leaders, all while aiming to respect internationally recognized labor and social standards worldwide. Our actions are dictated by internal corporate guidelines.

BASF Group employees by region
(Total: 113,292, thereof 24.4% women, as of December 31, 2014)

BASF Group employees by region (graphic)

Number of employees

At the end of 2014, BASF had 113,292 employees (2013: 112,206); of these, 3,186 were apprentices (2013: 3,060). We hired 7,679 new employees Group-wide in 2014.

BASF Group new hires in 2014

 

 

December
31, 2014

Thereof women %

Europe

 

3,193

29.0%

North America

 

1,452

27.3%

Asia Pacific

 

2,048

22.7%

South America, Africa, Middle East

 

986

31.3%

Total

 

7,679

27.3%