Global Employee Survey

  • Worldwide survey conducted for the third time

The Global Employee Survey, including its follow-up process, has been an established tool throughout the BASF Group since 2008. We conducted it for the third time in 2015. This time, the survey’s design was even more closely aligned with the corporate strategy. Overall, 74% of employees in around 80 countries took part in the survey. Good results were especially returned with regard to team collaboration, occupational safety, and satisfaction with BASF as an employer. In some cases, employees saw room for improvement when it came to supporting individual development, recognizing performance, and communicating change. The results of the survey were presented to the Board of Executive Directors and the Supervisory Board. Employees and leaders subsequently discussed the results together and are developing necessary measures for improvement. The next Global Employee Survey is planned for 2018.

Dialog with employee representatives

Open dialog with employee representatives is an important component of our corporate culture. 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.

We signed a new site agreement in Ludwigshafen, Germany – the BASF Group’s largest site – with employee representatives in 2015. It applies for all employees of BASF SE. Titled “Meeting the challenges of constant change together,” the agreement addresses job security, flexibility and ensuring competitive ability.