BASF can rely on the engagement of its employees. This is shown by a passion for the job, a dedication to top performance and a strong commitment to BASF. Employee surveys and pulse checks are used as feedback tools to actively involve employees in shaping their working environment. The results are communicated to employees, the Board of Executive Directors and the Supervisory Board, among others. We have performed regular global employee surveys since 2008. We aim to keep the high level of employee engagement determined by these surveys. 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 75,900 employees worldwide participated in the 2022 survey (participation rate: 68%1). The survey revealed an engagement index of 81%, which can be seen as stabilization at a high level (2020: 82%). Our aim is to keep this score above 80%. We support our leaders with a range of 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.