Global Employee Survey

The Global Employee Survey and its follow-up process have been established for the entire BASF Group ever since the first global survey in 2008. We conducted the second Global Employee Survey in 2012. The results were presented to the Board of Executive Directors and the Supervisory Board. Employees and leaders then discussed the results together, and developed and implemented measures for improvement in all regions. Example topics included supporting employees in their career development, work-life balance, and dealing with change. We conduct this survey on a regular basis. The next Global Employee Survey is planned for 2015.

Dialog with employee representatives

Open dialog with employee representatives is an important component of our company’s actions. If restructuring leads to staff downsizing, we work with employee representatives to develop socially responsible implementation measures. This is done in accordance with the respective legal regulations and the agreements reached. For cross-border matters, the BASF Europa Betriebsrat (European Works Council) has been responsible for employees in Europe since 2008. Our German employee representatives and leaders met in the “Wittenberg Dialogs” once again in 2014 to discuss the Code of Responsible Conduct for Business in the Social Market Economy.