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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.

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News & Views
Jan 2018

Newsweek has released the results of its 2017 Global 500 Green Rankings, an annual assessment of the ...

Press Piece
Dec 2017

BASF’s customer Schaumaplast GmbH...

Press Piece
Dec 2017

BASF inaugurated a new Rice Knowledge Center at its Agricultural Research Station in Bay, Laguna, Philippines. The new facility centralizes BASF’s global expertise in rice cultivation, and supports the delivery of enhanced agronomic and technical support to farmers seeking to increase productivity more sustainably.

“Rice is the staple...

News & Views
Dec 2017

While carbon emissions and water and energy efficiency are top-of-mind concerns for companies keen on reducing the environmental impacts of their products, a sustainable future can’t be achieved without considering chemistry — the foundation upon which countless products are built. We’ve already begun to see progress on this front, with an...

Library
Nov 2017

If brands are to commit to sustainable business models, they need to be equipped with a variety of important tools for the journey, not least of which would be an effective tool to illustrate the extra value generated by purposeful systems-oriented innovation. Chemical leader BASF has created a promising prototype of exactly that type of tool...

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Nov 2017

The UN Sustainable Development Goals create the framework for sustainable business practices at the economic, social and environmental levels. They are driving companies to better manage their social risks and integrate social impact into their core business strategies. BASF developed a leading-edge approach to assesses how its business...

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Nov 2017

Sustainable action is growing increasingly into a competitive factor that can tip the balance when the customer takes his or her purchase decision. Ecological responsibility, the conservation of fossil resources, and cutting greenhouse gas emissions go hand in glove with commercial success. Our common challenge: Adopting innovative methods and...

News & Views
Nov 2017

While measurement, disclosure and other forms of engagement were the dominant themes yesterday, day two of New Metrics ’17 saw brands, NGOs and solution...

Press Piece
Nov 2017
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Identifying the exact color code, mixing paint to match the original color and shade, preparing the car body, and finally applying the coating – at the 44th edition of WorldSkills, the world championship of apprenticeships, 26 spray painters proved that automotive refinishing is a highly complex trade.

During the finals in Abu Dhabi,...

News & Views
Nov 2017

Shifting an entire product portfolio to align with an ambitious sustainability strategy is no small feat. Even those considered leaders in corporate sustainability are still refining their approach. This session on day two of SB'17 Copenhagen explored...

News & Views
Oct 2017

Consumer demand for more socially and environmentally responsible products continues to rise, a trend that is increasingly putting pressure on companies to embrace materials and processes with less pronounced impacts....

News & Views
Oct 2017

Global environmental disclosure platform CDP has released the results of its annual tracker of how the largest, most environmentally impactful companies are responding to climate change. ...

News & Views
Oct 2017

Despite making progress on climate risks, the chemical industry is failing to meet the goals outlined by the Paris Agreement, says a new report by CDP.

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News & Views
Oct 2017

Earlier this week, the Larta Institute, an accelerator for small businesses and startups in science-based innovation, announced that its subsidiary, Larta Inc. has been awarded an exclusive contract by the United States Department of Energy (...

News & Views
Oct 2017

A coalition of businesses, international organizations and NGOs have banded together to put an end to the social and environmental impacts driving the growing trade in batteries for smartphones, gadgets, electric vehicles and ...