Employee dialog

Global Employee Survey

The BASF Group’s Global Employee Survey is an important feedback tool and is used to actively involve employees in shaping their working environment. We have conducted the Global Employee Survey on a regular basis since 2008; the next one is scheduled for 2018. The results of the 2015 survey were presented to the Board of Executive Directors and the Supervisory Board. Employees and leaders in all regions then discussed the results and identified the necessary improvement measures. These related to topics such as supporting employees in their professional development, intensifying feedback, or supporting leaders and their teams in driving change and innovation.

Dialog with employee representatives

Trust-based cooperation with employee representatives is an important component of our corporate culture. Our open and ongoing dialog lays the foundation for balancing the interests of the company and its employees, even in challenging situations. If restructuring leads to staff downsizing, for example, we involve employee representatives to develop socially responsible implementation measures at an early stage. This is done in accordance with the respective legal regulations and the agreements reached. It is important to us that this dialog is based on the specific operational situation. For example, in 2017 we developed a qualification concept and derived qualification measures from this together with the employee representatives at the Ludwigshafen site to familiarize employees with new digital working practices in production and support the introduction of applications for mobile devices. By focusing our discussions on the local and regional situations, we aim to find tailored solutions to the different challenges and legal considerations for each site. The BASF Europa Betriebsrat (European Works Council) addresses cross-border matters in Europe. The Diálogo Social has established a platform for dialog in South America.