Global voluntary corporate goals
Description/achievement of initiative

We have set voluntary longterm global goals in the areas of environment, safety, employees and society. Through these goals, sustainable development at BASF is transparent and verifiable.

Implementation methodologies

This project wants to achieve these goals by continuing optimization of the facilities and by investing in new plants. With the Verbund concept BASF closely interlink BASF production plants to create efficient value chains that extend from basic chemicals right through to high-value-added products. BASF spend a third of our annual research budget to improve resource efficiency and develop products reducing greenhouse gas emissions. To support the achievements of these goals BASF's guidelines and requirements are constantly updated.


Open to additional partners
Deliverable Date
Emissions of greenhouse gases per metric ton of sales product (baseline 2002)-40% 2020
Improvement of energy efficiency in production processes (baseline 2002)+35% 2020
Abstraction of drinking water for production (baseline 2010) -50% 2020
Introduction of sustainable water management at production sites in water stress areas 100% 2020
Emissions to water of organic substances (baseline 2002)-80% 2020
Emissions of air pollutants (baseline 2002)-70% 2020

Action Network
  • Global Compact
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