BASF a sustainable investment

  • BASF once again part of DJSI World in 2015
  • CDLI: inclusion once again shows BASF’s transparent reporting on climate protection

In September 2015, BASF shares were included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) for the fifteenth year in succession. As one of the most well-known sustainability indexes, the DJSI World represents the top 10% of the 2,500 largest companies in the S&P Global Broad Market Index based on economic, environmental and social criteria.

CDP, an international organization that analyzes companies’ climate protection data, has placed BASF among the leading companies in the world for climate protection reporting. With the highest possible ratings for reporting transparency and completeness, we achieved top scores among DAX companies and in the Energy & Materials sector in 2015, thus qualifying for the Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) for the eleventh time. The CDP represents 822 institutional investors with around $95 trillion in assets under management. Investors use CDP indexes as assessment tools.

In 2015, BASF was unable to qualify for the Carbon Performance Leadership Index (CPLI), which judges companies’ climate protection activities. Inclusion in the CPLI requires a considerable reduction in greenhouse gas emissions compared with the previous year (–4%). Measures already taken in previous years are not eligible for consideration. BASF has already implemented numerous greenhouse gas reduction measures in the past that have decreased absolute emissions by just under 50% since 1990 (BASF business excluding the Oil & Gas segment). Further significant improvements at this high level can only be achieved with difficulty, which meant that we were unable to meet the CPLI’s high reduction requirements.