BASF a sustainable investment

  • CDP again awards BASF leadership status and honors company’s sustainable water management
  • BASF continues to be included in MSCI ESG Ratings with score of AA

Since 2004, BASF has participated in the CDP’s program for reporting on data relevant to climate protection. The international organization CDP represents more than 800 institutional investors who manage over $100 trillion in assets. BASF again achieved a score of A- in 2017, awarding it “Leadership” status. Companies on this level are distinguished by factors such as the completeness and transparency of their reporting. They also have approaches in place for managing the opportunities and risks associated with climate change as well as corporate strategies to reduce emissions. BASF has also reported on water management to CDP since 2010 and was again included in the CDP Water A List in 2017. This assessment includes how transparently companies report on water management activities, the degree to which risks are reduced and the extent to which product developments contribute to sustainable water management at customers. Efficient water use and the development of sustainable local solutions are important elements of BASF’s water stewardship strategy.

BASF continued to be included in the MSCI ESG Ratings in 2017 with a score of AA. MSCI made special mention of BASF’s leading environmental protection programs. The analysts recognized that BASF has made further progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and has one of the lowest emissions intensities in the chemical industry.