Sustainability

Battery materials – contributing to cleaner mobility

By 2025 there will be approximately 1.5 billion cars on the world's roads. 

Martin Brudermüller, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors and Chief Technology Officer, BASF

"This growing need for mobility creates many challenges, but at the same time provides vast opportunities to develop innovating technologies that address these." 

Our innovations in battery materials help turn electrified vehicles into a practical reality and make the air we breathe cleaner. 

Find more about BASF’s Sustainability Mobility

Sustainable and responsible sourcing of battery materials

BASF is committed to fostering a responsible and sustainable global supply of raw materials for battery materials, including nickel, cobalt and other natural resources. We have undertaken a number of initiatives in this area:

  • At a corporate level, BASF is a founding member of Together for Sustainability (TFS), an effort by leading chemical companies to standardize supplier evaluations and auditing

  • By 2020, BASF aims to evaluate the sustainability performance of 70 percent of the BASF Group’s relevant suppliers and develop plans to deal with any necessary improvements

  • BASF is a founding member of the Responsible Cobalt Initiative (RCI), an international industry coalition dedicated to creating an inclusive, responsible, sustainable global cobalt supply chain

  • BASF is a founding member and co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Battery Alliance

Find out more about BASF Corporate’s efforts to Sustainability.