Last Update: 03/12/2009
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Code of conduct and compliance

The value “Integrity” forms the basis of our Code of Conduct, which we introduced in 2000 throughout all German-based Group companies. It is binding for all employees of the BASF Group in Germany. BASF Group companies in other countries introduced corresponding codes of conduct, which take local laws and customs into account. Codes of conduct must be explained and applied to our daily business in order for them to be realized. Compliance is the term widely used to describe this. It encompasses the obligation to abide by laws and internal corporate directives as well as signaling the company’s activities to ensure the fulfillment of this obligation. All BASF employees worldwide receive compliance training. Furthermore, we offer our employees points of contact, where they can seek advice and assistance from supervisors, the Legal and Human Resources departments as well as through an anonymous and confidential Compliance Hotline. The Chief Compliance Officer reports directly to the Board of Executive Directors and is responsible for managing, monitoring and developing our Compliance Program. Relevant to the principles of the U.N. Global Compact
More information on our Compliance Program

Dedicated to fighting corruption

An important goal of the BASF Compliance Program is to guard against cases of corruption, and when possible, prevent them. To achieve this, we are also involved in initiatives with external partners.
As a member of the United Nations Global Compact (GC), we work actively in implementing the GC principle on fighting corruption. We have been a member of Transparency International Germany e.V. since 2003, and strongly support their work in fighting corruption. Since 2008, we have been a participant in the “Partnering Against Corruption Initiative” (PACI) from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Since 2002, we have been working with the Indian government, local non-governmental organizations and scientific institutions in the “Million Minds Project,” which aims to provide one million people with information on the subject of anti-corruption. Relevant to the principles of the U.N. Global Compact

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