BASF Report 2023

Balancing Personal and Professional Life

Our identity as an employer includes our belief in supporting our employees in balancing their personal and professional lives. We want to strengthen their identification with the company and our position in the global competition for qualified personnel. We want to achieve this with a wide range of offerings aimed at employees in different phases of life. We have formulated global guidelines for more flexibility that regulate where, when and how employees can work. These opportunities have become an integral part of our employees’ day-to-day work, job permitting. These include flexible working hours, part-time employment, remote working, and time-off options. Desk-sharing concepts support the new form of collaboration and create areas to withdraw as well as interaction spaces for sharing ideas and being creative together. There are also external and internal coworking opportunities that employees can take advantage of.

We want to support employees in achieving a better work-life balance, for example in relation to childcare or caring for relatives, by offering additional services. We are continually working to expand these options.

Childcare is essential for many parents and enables them to return to work more quickly. The BASF SE nursery LuKids is one of the largest company childcare facilities in Germany with a total of 260 places and offers demand-oriented all-day care. It is supplemented by flexibly bookable emergency childcare places via other providers and children’s holiday programs. We also offer employees at other sites in Germany and North America, for example, support with childcare or childcare solutions for emergencies.

At many sites worldwide, we offer our employees professional support with stressful situations in their personal and professional lives. In Germany, this is done by the BASF Stiftung’s social and life counseling service, for example, and is increasingly also offered at sites outside of Ludwigshafen.

As part of our global Corporate Health Management, we support employees in strengthening their mental and physical health and adapting their health behavior accordingly, among other things.

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