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BASF SE with its main site in Ludwigshafen is the heart of the BASF Group

BASF SE with its main site in Ludwigshafen is the heart of the BASF Group



BASF focuses on sustainable goals

November 2017

Worldwide, water is becoming an increasingly scarce resource. Water is of fundamental importance in chemical production: It is used as a coolant, solvent and cleaning agent, as well as to make products.

The sustainable use of water and worldwide conservation of natural water resources are key to BASF, which recently took part in the 19th Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX 2017) in Dubai, UAE.

“Ensure access to water and sanitation for all” is one of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations and one of BASF’s focus topics. BASF contributes to this goal through its water stewardship strategy to efficiently use water and to develop specific sustainable solutions for local water situations. In addition, BASF provides solutions to customers that help purify water and use it more efficiently while minimising pollution, the company said in a statement.

In recognition of its actions to manage water more sustainably, BASF has been again acknowledged as a global leader in sustainable water management. CDP, a highly recognised international non-profit organisation, awarded BASF with a top position on this year’s Water A List. CDP works with investors representing assets of over $100 trillion.

“At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility,” it said.

The approximately 114,000 employees in the BASF Group work in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Its portfolio is organised into five segments: chemicals, performance products, functional materials and solutions, agricultural solutions and oil and gas. BASF generated sales of about €58 billion in 2016.




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