"We create chemistry for a sustainable future"
At BASF, we create chemistry – and have been doing so for 150 years. As the world’s leading chemical company, we combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future.
Sustainability is, therefore, firmly embedded into our strategy and organization, because we understand how crucial it is for our future. Growing demand is putting an increasing strain on our planet. We already consume more than the Earth can regenerate. We need to balance economic, environmental and social needs to ensure a more sustainable development. Awareness of sustainability is also increasing among our stakeholders. We need to engage in an open dialogue and act together with and for our customers and other stakeholders. We partner to develop more sustainable solutions. At the same time, we take advantage of business opportunities by offering our customers innovative products and solutions that contribute to sustainable development.
Vassilis Gounaris, Managing Director