Employee Engagement

  • Own employee engagement target met
  • Engagement index of 82%

BASF can rely on the engagement of its employees. Employee engagement is shown by, for example, a passion for the job, a dedication to top performance and a commitment to BASF. Global employee surveys and pulse checks are an established feedback tool in the BASF Group, and are used to actively involve employees in shaping their working environment. The results are communicated to employees, the Board of Executive Directors, the Supervisory Board and stakeholders. We have performed regular global employee surveys since 2008. We aim to keep the employee engagement determined by these surveys at a high level and increase it even further as far as possible. As part of the BASF strategy, we therefore set ourselves the following goal in 2018: More than 80% of our employees feel that at BASF, they can thrive and perform at their best. We regularly calculate the employee engagement level as an index score based on five questions on set topics in our employee surveys. Overall, more than 72,000 employees worldwide participated in this year’s survey, representing 66% of survey recipients.1

The 2020 survey revealed an engagement index of 82% (2019: 79%). This result reinforces our existing approach taken by our corporate strategy, even in a difficult environment. It also shows that we can rely on our engaged employees, even in a challenging year dominated by the coronavirus pandemic.

Our aim is to keep this score above 80%. We support our leaders with a range of follow-up measures to decentrally address individual action areas and in this way, help to further strengthen employee engagement together with their employees.

1 Scope of employees surveyed goes beyond the scope of consolidation. However, there are exceptions for companies that represent joint ventures and joint operations, as well as companies held for sale.