BASF as a Sustainable Investment

  • CDP includes BASF in its “Climate Change A List”
  • BASF continues to be rated “AA” by MSCI ESG Research

BASF has participated in CDP’s program for reporting on data relevant to climate protection since 2004. CDP is an international organization representing more than 650 investors with over $87 trillion in assets and 115 major purchasing organizations with $3.3 trillion in purchasing power. After achieving a score of “A–” for several years, thus attaining “Leadership” status, BASF was included in CDP’s “Climate Change A List” with the highest possible rating of “A” in 2018. Companies at this level are distinguished by the completeness and transparency of their reporting, their approaches for managing the opportunities and risks associated with climate change, and clear corporate strategies to reduce emissions. BASF has also reported on water management to CDP since 2010 and was again acknowledged as a global leader in sustainable water management in 2018. The organization awarded BASF an “A–” rating in recognition of its actions to manage water more sustainably.

BASF continued to be included in the MSCI ESG Ratings in 2018 with a score of “AA.” The analysts highlighted BASF’s Verbund system as a key competitive advantage for resource-efficient processes. BASF’s emissions intensity for greenhouse gases and air pollutants – one of the lowest compared with competitors in the chemical industry – was also assessed positively.