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Last Update: 03/12/2009
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Part of the audited Consolidated Financial Statements and Management´s Analysis

Employees

Qualified and motivated employees are the core of BASF’s innovative and competitive capacities. In order to attract and retain the best talents, we offer performance-oriented pay as well as extensive training and development opportunities. Our comprehensive program on demographic change prepares BASF for the personnel related risks and opportunities of the future.

Employees worldwide

At the end of 2008, BASF had 96,924 employees. Worldwide, the percentage of employees leaving the company during their first three years of employment was on average 1.3%. This fluctuation rate varies from region to region. In 2008, 2,171 apprentices worked at BASF, and 21,700 employees from other companies provided technical and other services at our sites.

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Number of employees by region
(as of December 31, 2008)

 

 

2008

% 2008

% 2007

Europe

61,889

63.9

64.1

Thereof Germany

47,364

48.9

49.3

Thereof BASF SE

32,838

33.9

34.4

North America

15,168

15.6

16.0

Asia Pacific

13,734

14.2

13.9

South America, Africa, Middle East

6,133

6.3

6.0

 

96,924

100.0

100.0

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