Close dialog with the capital market
- Roadshows for institutional investors and talks with rating agencies
- Themed investor days
- Information events for private investors
- Numerous awards for BASF Investor Relations
Our corporate strategy aims to create long-term value. We support this strategy through regular and open communication with all capital market participants. To keep institutional investors and rating agencies informed, we host numerous one-on-one meetings and roadshows worldwide. We also hold informational events to provide private investors with insight into BASF.
In May 2014, we talked to analysts and investors in London about the implementation of the “We create chemistry” strategy in the Chemicals segment, explaining the segment’s significance for the BASF Verbund and outlining our most important value chains. We also elaborated on our investment strategy. By investing extensively in all regions, we are setting the foundation for further profitable growth in the Chemicals segment. We additionally presented future projects in North America, through which BASF intends to benefit from inexpensive, shale gas-based raw materials.
In 2014, we once again conducted special roadshows for investors who base their investment decisions on sustainability criteria, where we particularly explained our measures related to climate protection and energy efficiency. In addition, we conducted several special creditor relations roadshows, where creditors and credit analysts could learn more about our business and our financing strategy.
Investors can find comprehensive information about BASF and BASF shares on our newly designed website. We have also been providing interested users with current information on the BASF share over social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook for a few years now.
Analysts and investors have confirmed the quality of our communication work: In the annual survey of European financial analysts and investors conducted by Britain’s IR Magazine, we received the Grand Prix for Investor Relations and took first prize across several categories, including “Best Financial Reporting” and “Best Sustainability Practice” as well as in the “Materials” sector. In the Global Top 50 Awards, also conferred by IR Magazine and covering all regions and industries, BASF took second place in the category “Best Investor Relations Worldwide.” Moreover, our digital communication activities were honored with first place in the British IR Society’s Best Practice Awards.