Integrated corporate report on economic, environmental and social performance
Shaping the future of climate-smart mobility
BASF is one of the leading manufacturers of battery materials for electric vehicle and continues to invest in this important growth market. For example, we are building a new production plant for cathode active materials in Schwarzheide, Germany, which will start operation in 2022. As an assistant process manager, Ina Homann’s responsibilities include monitoring the progress of construction at her future workplace. After working in analytics and process optimization and obtaining further technical qualifications, she is now part of BASF’s team to help shape the future of climate-smart mobility.
In a nutshell
BASF Group 2021 At a Glance
Our integrated corporate report combines financial and sustainability reporting. It shows how we are developing as a company and how we create value for our shareholders with what we do.
“Our economic development confirms that we are on the right path with our strategic direction, our adapted organizational structure and our ongoing cost discipline.”Read more
EBIT before special items
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million metric tons
greenhouse gas emissions (CO2 equivalents)
Women in leadership positions
Topics that drive us
Our Journey to Climate Neutrality
Climate change calls for fast, decisive action. That is why we set ourselves even more ambitious climate protection targets in 2021. To achieve them, we have set up comprehensive carbon management and created effective structures for its implementation.
Rethinking energy supply
BASF needs enormous amounts of green electricity for the transformation toward climate neutrality. A huge task that requires all forces.Read more
Topics that drive us
Innovations for a sustainable future
Our corporate purpose sums up what drives us: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. Innovations play a special role in this — for example, for the future of mobility or the circular economy.
A new life for plastics
Only 20% of global plastic waste is currently recycled. We want to help ensure that this share rises significantly.Read more