What we expect from our leaders

  • Leaders serve as role models
  • Diverse programs for leadership development

Our leaders serve as role models in implementing our strategy in their day-to-day business. In this capacity, they contribute to BASF’s business success. Our leadership culture is founded on BASF’s strategic principles and values as well as on the standards of behavior set out by our globally uniform Code of Conduct. Our global Competence Model forms the basis of our employee and leadership development.

All new leaders take part in the module-based New Leader Program, which supports them in taking on a leadership role. In addition, we offer global, regional and local programs for leaders on all levels. These are geared toward strengthening our leaders’ competencies and offer opportunities for networking and learning from one another. Coaching is furthermore an important measure for personal development and the promotion of talent. Leaders play a central role here as internal trainers or mentors.

Leadership responsibility in the BASF Group



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women %


Specialists without disciplinary leadership responsibilities


Employees with disciplinary leadership responsibilities





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