At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility.
The approximately 122,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions.
BASF generated sales of around €63 billion in 2018. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the U.S.
We want to contribute to a world that provides a viable future with enhanced quality of life for everyone. We do so by creating chemistry for our customers and society and by making the best use of available resources. Sustainability is at the core of what we do, a driver for growth as well as an element of our risk management.
For example, we have defined sustainability focus areas within our corporate strategy. These formulate the commitments with which BASF positions itself in the market and how it aims to meet the growing challenges along the value chain.
Anthropogenic climate change is one of the main challenges society is facing. Business, science, politics and society need to combine forces in tackling climate change and using resources more efficiently.
BASF is committed to economically efficient and ecologically effective global climate protection and supports the UN Sustainable Development Goal “Climate Action”. Energy efficiency is the key to combining climate protection, conservation of resources and economic advantages.