Last Update: 03/12/2009
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Our values

Long-term business success requires clearly defined principles. Our system of values and standards of conduct are laid down in our corporate Values and Principles. We promote these Values and Principles, and through acting responsibly, strengthen our stakeholders’ trust in our sustainable development.

Six values constitute the foundation of our business and the means by which we want to achieve our goals:

  • Sustainable profitable performance
  • Innovation for the success of our customers
  • Safety, health and environmental responsibility
  • Personal and professional competence
  • Mutual respect and open dialogue
  • Integrity

Each value is illustrated by principles that govern our conduct in day-to-day business. Together they form a system of values and standards which is binding for all BASF employees. Observance of our Values and Principles is a basic element in the annual target agreements of all senior executives in the BASF Group.

Our responsibility for sustainable development

With the rise of globalization, economic conditions have changed fundamentally. As a globally committed company, our stakeholders expect our decisions and conduct to serve as models for sustainable development. As a founding member of the United Nations Global Compact, we are voluntarily committed to the implementation and advancement of internationally recognized principles on human rights, labor standards, environmental protection and fighting corruption. Relevant to the principles of the U.N. Global Compact
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Our values describe our approach to business. They are supplemented by principles which explain how we implement our values in our day-to-day business.

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