BASF a sustainable investment

  • BASF once again included in DJSI World sustainability index in 2016
  • CDP again awards BASF leadership status and honors company’s sustainable water management

In September 2016, BASF shares were included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) for the sixteenth 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.

BASF has participated in CDP’s environmental data reporting program since 2004. The CDP represents more than 820 institutional investors who manage over $100 trillion in assets. The CDP’s indexes serve as assessment tools for investors. In 2016, BASF achieved a rating of A- and gained leadership status once again. In an analysis of the largest 350 enterprises in Germany, Austria and Switzerland by market capitalization, CDP named BASF among five companies whose efforts have contributed significantly to a reduction in environmental emissions. In addition, BASF was one of 24 companies in 2016, out of a total of 607 assessed by CDP, to receive the top grade of “A” for sustainable water management, putting it among the world’s leading enterprises in this area.