Sustainable Development

For BASF, sustainable development means the combination of long-term oriented economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. We invest heavily to develop innovative emissions catalysts to enable clean air for a sustainable future.

  • Twice as many emissions catalysts patent applications over the last 6 years as our nearest competitor.
  • We support the automotive industry for development of fuel efficient engines.
  • Our products reduce CO, HC, NOx and particulate matter to meet the toughest emissions regulations.
  • It takes 100 cars with catalytic converters today to equal the emissions from just 1 pre-1974 car.

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At BASF, we use resources efficiently to produce our products.

  • Reduced greenhouse gases.
  • Cut use of drinking water for production.
  • Boosted energy efficiency in production processes.
  • Improved occupational safety.
  • Holistic life cycle thinking, moving toward landfill-free operations.

We provide training, employment and development for over 3000 people at our locations around the world.

  • Manufacturing sites in US, Brazil, Germany, Poland, South Africa, China, India, Thailand, plus Japan and Korea through joint ventures.
  • R&D Sites in the US, Germany, China, plus Japan and Korea through joint ventures.

Our business has received a number of awards for sustainability, including:

BASF was named Supplier of the Year for extraordinary performance in the areas of Sustainability and Diversity Supplier Development by Chrysler Group LLC. The Sustainability award recognizes BASF’s long-term commitment to environmental, social and economic sustainability and for being a leader throughout the industry.

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World Excellence Award for Excellence in the Face of Adversity, Ford Motor Co. Ford honored our team effort to continue providing it with auto emissions catalysts after tornadoes led to a multi-day power outage at our Huntsville, Alabama, site. 

United Nations “Award of the Decade” for environmental innovation and achievement.

BASF has been recognized as a global leader for sustainability, and is part of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations, Dow Jones Sustainability Index, and the Carbon Performance Leadership Index. Click here for more information.