BASF Report 2022

Close Dialog with the Capital Market

At a glance

  • Continued use of virtual formats complemented by physical investor events
  • Investor Update in March 2022 and R&D Webcast in November 2022

Regular and transparent communication with the capital market is key to increasing long-term value. We continued to use mainly virtual formats such as video or conference calls for dialog in 2022. We engaged with institutional investors and rating agencies in numerous one-on-one meetings, as well as at roadshows and conferences worldwide. In the second half of 2022 in particular, we again recorded increased interest in investor visits to the Ludwigshafen site in Germany. We gave private investors an insight into BASF at virtual and physical informational events.

In a virtual Investor Update in March 2022, Dr. Martin Brudermüller outlined BASF’s progress on its journey toward the medium-term reduction target by 2030 and toward net zero CO2 emissions1 by 2050.

In November 2022, Dr. Melanie Maas-Brunner offered analysts and investors insight into the BASF Group’s research and development. Various BASF research projects and products from the fields of white biotechnology, alternative carbon sources and the development of biodegradable products were presented in a webcast titled “Driving sustainability with microorganisms.”

Analysts and investors have again confirmed the quality of our financial market communications. In the annual survey conducted by Britain’s IR Magazine, we placed first in the category “Best IR Website (Large Caps).” At the Investors’ Darling awards ceremony, Manager Magazin presented BASF with the special prize for sustainability communications. In addition, NetFed, a consultancy specializing in digital communications, awarded the BASF Investor Relations website second place in the IR Benchmark 2022.

1 Based on the BASF Group’s Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions; other greenhouse gases are converted into CO2 equivalents in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol

CO2 equivalents
CO2 equivalents are units for measuring the impact of greenhouse gas emissions on the greenhouse effect. A factor known as the global warming potential (GWP) shows the impact of the individual gases compared with CO2 as the reference value.

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