BASF – A Sustainable Investment

  • CDP again awards BASF Leadership status
  • BASF continues to be included in MSCI ESG Ratings with score of AA

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 525 investors with over $96 trillion in assets and more than 125 major purchasing organizations with $3.5 trillion in purchasing power. In 2019, BASF achieved a score of A–, thus attaining Leadership status again.

In the scoring framework used by CDP in 2019, BASF is ranked among the best 20% of the participating chemical companies. In their assessment of the company’s climate protection efforts and disclosure, the analysts identified, for instance, some potential for further development in the area of power supply from renewable energy sources. In the context of BASF’s strategic goal of CO2-neutral growth until 2030, such options are currently being explored.

In the CDP assessment for sustainable water management, BASF achieved the top grade of A and thus Leadership status. The assessment takes into account how transparently companies report on their water management activities and how they reduce risks such as water scarcity. CDP also evaluates the extent to which product developments can contribute to sustainable water management for customers of the companies assessed.

BASF continued to be included in the MSCI ESG Ratings in 2019 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.