Implementation of the German Corporate Governance Code

  • BASF SE follows all recommendations of German Corporate Governance Code

BASF supports the German Corporate Governance Code, which is regarded as an important tool in the capital market-focused continuing development of corporate governance and control, and advocates responsible corporate governance that focuses on sustainably increasing the value of the company.

BASF SE follows all recommendations of the German Corporate Governance Code in its most recently revised version of May 2015. This also applies to the new recommendations regarding the Supervisory Board, for example, the determination of a maximum membership period on the Supervisory Board. In the same manner, BASF has followed nearly all of the nonobligatory suggestions of the German Corporate Governance Code. We have not implemented the suggestion to enable shareholders to follow the proceedings of the entire Annual Shareholders’ Meeting online. The Annual Shareholders’ Meeting is publicly accessible via online broadcast until the end of the speech by the Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors. The subsequent discussion of items on the agenda is not accessible online in order to preserve the character of the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting as a meeting attended by our shareholders on-site.