BASF Report 2021

BASF Report


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.

Martin Brudermüller

Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors

“Our economic development confirms that we are on the right path with our strategic direction, our adapted organizational structure and our ongoing cost discipline.”

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EBIT before special items


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Proposed dividend


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.

Renewable Energies

Rethinking energy supply

BASF needs enormous amounts of green electricity for the transformation toward climate neutrality. A huge task that requires all forces.

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New processes for climate-smart chemistry

The production of basic chemicals is often CO2-intensive. BASF wants to change this with completely new processes.

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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.

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.

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Climate-Friendly Mobility

Energizing climate-smart mobility

The battery is at the heart of electric cars. And at the heart of the battery are innovative battery materials from BASF.

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