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


Worldwide, water is becoming an increasingly scarce resource. The sustainable use of water and worldwide conservation of natural water resources are therefore of concern to us. Our water conservation strategy is built on three pillars: We minimize our water consumption, reduce emissions to water from our production processes, and offer products that save water and improve water quality.

Ensuring worldwide access to clean water is one of the major global challenges of the future. Through responsible use of water and innovative technologies which help our customers to use water sustainably, we contribute to the implementation of the U.N. Millennium Goal to maintain and improve access to safe drinking water.

BASF uses water in the manufacture of products, for cooling and cleaning, and as a means of transportation. Water conservation is primarily a local responsibility. At our sites, we plan to systematically evaluate the sustainability of our water sources and to identify potential risks regarding future water supply. By 2015, we will also review our water conservation concepts at our large production sites. Our commitment to worldwide partnerships in this field enables us to improve our knowledge and share our expertise with others. In 2008, we became a strategic partner in the European Water Partnership. Relevant to the principles of the U.N. Global Compact


  • Reduce our own water consumption
  • Further reduce emissions to water
  • Products to improve water quality
  • Products to help our customers save water

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