Balancing Personal and Professional Life

  • Wide range of offerings for different phases of life
  • Flexible working models support employees during the coronavirus pandemic

Our identity as an employer includes our belief in supporting our employees in balancing their personal and professional lives. We want to strengthen their identification with the company and our position in the global competition for qualified personnel. To achieve this, we have a wide range of offerings aimed at employees in different phases of life that accommodate the growing demand for flexibility in when and where they work. BASF helps employees to adapt working hours and location to their personal circumstances with a wide range of established options, including flexible working hours, part-time employment and remote working. We are constantly working to expand these options and increasingly support the effective use of digital solutions here.

Our flexible tools proved extremely helpful during the coronavirus pandemic. They help our employees to master the increased challenges around work and personal life during the pandemic. One of the tools that increases flexibility is moving larger employee events that were previously held in-person to virtual formats and recording these. We have developed a global policy and framework for the future of work to integrate the positive experiences from the surge in remote working into our working culture. The aim is to further promote and facilitate flexible working models for interested employees.

Regional initiatives specifically address the needs of our employees at a local level. For example, our startup 1000 Satelites continued to expand the number of flexible co-working spaces in the Rhine-Neckar region in Germany and tested these in pilot projects.

Our Work-Life Management employee center in Ludwigshafen, Germany, (LuMit) offers a number of services under one roof: childcare, fitness and health, and social counseling and coaching offered by BASF Stiftung. We also provide employee assistance programs at other sites in Germany and around the world to help employees overcome difficult life situations and maintain and restore their employability.