GRI and Global Compact Index

In the BASF Report 2016, our sustainability reporting follows the GRI's G4 "comprehensive" international guidelines. The information provided in the BASF Report 2016 also serves as a progress report on the implementation of the United Nations Global Compact’s ten principles, while taking Global Compact LEAD’s Blueprint for Corporate Sustainability Leadership into consideration.

The GRI and Global Compact Index lists information on GRI indicators and topics relevant for the Global Compact principles.

If no information is shown for a GRI indicator, we offer an explanation. In order to improve clarity, the GRI indicators in the BASF Online Report are shown directly on the corresponding pages.

KPMG has provided limited assurance on all sustainability-related information and indicators in the “BASF Report 2016” for the business year 2016 that the GRI Content Index is referring to. Where in this table comments or explanations are given to GRI indicators, the information is included in the scope of the assurance. For further information please refer to the Independent Assurance Report (indicator G4-33).

General standard disclosures

The general standard disclosures offer a general strategic overview of the organization’s sustainability. They are divided up into seven parts: strategy and analysis, organizational profile, identified material aspects and boundaries, stakeholder engagement, report profile, governance, and ethics and integrity.

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Specific standard disclosures

The guidelines organize specific standard disclosures into three categories: economic, environmental and social. Within the specific standard disclosures, each indicator is allocated to the material topics.

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