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GRI and Global Compact Index
– Strategy and profile

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Indicators

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Page number in annual report

Fulfilment & Comments

Global Compact Principles

1

The BASF Report is an integrated report - the entire Management's Analysis and its content are subject to the audit of the Consolidated Financial Statements; please see the Auditor's Report.

2

The different roles of the Board and the Supervisory Board as well as other information can be found in the Corporate Governance chapter

 

 

 

 

 

1. Strategy and Analysis

 

 

 

 

1.1 Statement from the most senior
decision-maker of the organization

Letter of the Chairman

8, 9

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1.2 Description of key impacts, risks,
and opportunities.

Our strategy

14-15, 28-32, 112-119, 122-123

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Sustainability Management

 

Risk Report

 

 

Outlook 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Organisation Profile

 

 

 

 

2.1 Name of the organization.

The Company

24-26

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2.2 Primary brands, products, and/or services.

Keyfigures BASF Group 2008

Cover, 24-26, 50, 86

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> Website

 

2.3 Operational structure of the organization, including main divisions, operating companies, subsidiaries, and joint ventures.

Organization of BASF Group

24-26

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2.4 Location of organization's headquarters.

Corporate Legal Structure

Cover, 24-26

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2.5 Number of countries where the organization operates, and names of countries with either major operations or that are specifically relevant to the sustainability issues covered in the report.

Markets and Sites

24-26

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2.6 Nature of ownership and legal form.

Corporate Legal Structure

19, 24-26

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Broad Base of International Shareholders

 

2.7 Markets served (including geographic breakdown, sectors served, and types of customers/beneficiaries).

Markets and Sites

24-26

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2.8 Scale of the reporting organization.

Keyfigures BASF Group 2008

Cover, 24-26, 39-44

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Organization of BASF Group

 

> Website

 

 

 

2.9 Significant changes during the reporting period regarding size, structure, or ownership.

Our strategy

14

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2.10 Awards received in the reporting period.

Prizes and Awards

Cover, 3, 20, 22, 30-32, 59, 92-93, 96, 100, 106

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Sustainability Management

 

> Website

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Report Parameters

 

 

 

 

3.1 Reporting period (e.g., fiscal/calendar year) for information provided.

About this Report

3

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3.2 Date of most recent previous report (if any).

> Website

2

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3.3 Reporting cycle (annual, biennial, etc.)

About this Report

3

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3.4 Contact point for questions regarding the report or its contents.

Contact

Cover

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3.5 Process for defining report content.

About this Report

2-3

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3.6 Boundary of the report (e.g., countries, divisions, subsidiaries, leased facilities, joint ventures, suppliers). See GRI Boundary Protocol for further guidance.

About this Report

Cover, 2-3, 151

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Auditor's Report

 

3.7 State any specific limitations on the scope or boundary of the report (see completeness principle for explanation of scope).

About this Report

3

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3.8 Basis for reporting on joint ventures, subsidiaries, leased facilities, outsourced operations, and other entities that can significantly affect comparability from period to period and/or between organizations.

About this Report

3

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3.9 Data measurement techniques and the bases of calculations, including assumptions and techniques underlying estimations applied to the compilation of the Indicators and other information in the report. Explain any decisions not to apply, or to substant

About this Report

3

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3.10 Explanation of the effect of any re-statements of information provided in earlier reports, and the reasons for such re-statement (e.g.,mergers/acquisitions, change of base years/periods, nature of business, measurement methods).

About this Report

2

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3.11 Significant changes from previous reporting periods in the scope, boundary, or measurement methods applied in the report.

About this Report

16

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Our Goals

 

 

 

3.12 Table identifying the location of the Standard Disclosures in the report.

GRI Index

240

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3.13 Policy and current practice with regard to seeking external assurance for the report.

Auditor's Report

151

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4. Governance, Commitments, and Engagement

 

 

 

 

4.1 Governance structure of the organization, including committees under the highest governance body responsible for specific tasks, such as setting strategy or organizational oversight.

Board of Executive Directors

10-11, 28, 133-134

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Sustainability Management

 

 

Management and Supervisory Boards

 

 

 

 

 

4.2 Indicate whether the Chair of the highest governance body is also an executive officer.

Coporate Governance of the BASF Group

128

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4.3 For organizations that have a unitary board structure, state the number of members of the highest governance body that are independent and/or non-executive members.

Corporate Governance Report

128

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> Website

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.4 Mechanisms for shareholders and employees to provide recommendations or direction to the highest governance body.

Broad Base of International Shareholders

20, 133-136

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Corporate Governance Report

 

Supervisory Board

 

 

 

4.5 Linkage between compensation for members of the highest governance body, senior managers, and executives (including departure arrangements), and the organization's performance (including social and environmental performance).

Our values

14, 137-143

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> Website

 

 

 

4.6 Processes in place for the highest governance body to ensure conflicts of interest are avoided.

Corporate Governance Report

128-132

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4.7 Process for determining the qualifications and expertise of the members of the highest governance body for guiding the organization's strategy on economic, environmental, and social topics.

Sustainability Management

28

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> Website

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.8 Internally developed statements of mission or values, codes of conduct, and principles relevant to economic, environmental, and social performance and the status of their implementation.

Our values

12-13, 15, 28-32, 98, 130-131

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1, 2, 7, 10

Our Goals

 

Sustainability Management

 

 

Social Commitment

 

 

 

> Website

 

 

 

> Website

 

 

 

4.9 Procedures of the highest governance body for overseeing the organization's identification and management of economic, environmental, and social performance, including relevant risks and opportunities, and adherence or compliance with internationally

Sustainability Management

28

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> Website

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.10 Processes for evaluating the highest governance body's own performance, particularly with respect to economic, environmental, and social performance.

Our values

12-13, 20, 28

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Sustainability Indices

 

 

 

Sustainability Management

 

 

 

 

> Website

 

 

 

 

> Website

 

 

 

4.11 Explanation of whether and how the precautionary approach or principle is addressed by the organization.

About this Report

3, 12, 99-111

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7

Our values

 

Environment and Safety

 

4.12 Externally developed economic, environmental, and social charters, principles, or other initiatives to which the organization subscribes or endorses.

Our values

12-13, 32, 106, 108, 111, 128-129

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1 - 10

Dialogue with Stakeholders

 

 

Responsible Care Management

 

 

 

REACH Implementation Status

 

 

 

 

> Website

 

 

 

4.13 Memberships in associations (such as industry associations) and/or national/international advocacy organizations in which the organization: * Has positions in governance bodies; * Participates in projects or committees; * Provides substantive funding beyond routine membership dues; or * Views membership as strategic.

Our values

12-13, 32, 90, 98, 99, 104, 106, 109

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> Website

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.14 List of stakeholder groups engaged by the organization.

Our values

12-13, 22, 28-32, 77, 90, 92, 94, 95, 98

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Close Dialogue with the Capital Markets

 

Dialogue with Stakeholders

 

 

 

Employees

 

 

 

Social Commitment

 

 

 

 

> Website

 

 

 

4.15 Basis for identification and selection of stakeholders with whom to engage.

Dialogue with our Stakeholders

32

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> Website

 

4.16 Approaches to stakeholder engagement, including frequency of engagement by type and by stakeholder group.

About this Report

2, 12-13, 22, 28- 32, 77, 90, 92, 94, 95, 98

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Our values

 

Close Dialogue with the Capital Markets

 

 

 

Dialogue with Stakeholders

 

 

 

 

Training

 

 

 

 

Social Commitment

 

 

 

4.17 Key topics and concerns that have been raised through stakeholder engagement, and how the organization has responded to those key topics and concerns, including through its reporting.

About this Report

2, 32

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Dialogue with Stakeholders

 

 

 

> Website

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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