What we expect from our leaders

  • As role models, leaders should demonstrate values and standards of conduct to particularly high degree

Our leaders serve as role models in implementing our strategy in their day-to-day business. Our leadership culture is based on BASF’s strategic principles and values as well as on the standards of behavior set out by our globally uniform Code of Conduct. In their capacity as role models, leaders are expected to demonstrate these standards to a particularly high degree. The global competency model introduced in 2013 applies for all employees. It forms the foundation of our employee and leadership development.

All new leaders at BASF take part in the New Leader Program, a modular development program focusing on the enhancement of fundamental leadership skills, self-reflection and networking. We support experienced leaders with individual offers for honing their competencies. They furthermore serve as internal trainers or observers in our development measures to promote the development of others. We offer multifaceted global, regional and local programs to increase connectivity and exchange.

Leadership responsibility in the BASF Group1



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