Driving Sustainability

Sustainability is at the core of what we do. We create surface solutions with a clear value to our customers, the environment and society. 

We regard sustainability as an imperative along the entire value chain and follow these guiding principles:

  • We source responsibly
  • We produce efficiently and safely for the people and our environment
  • We drive sustainable solutions and support our customers with products and processes which help reduce emissions and save resources

We understand climate change is one of the most urgent challenges facing society and future generations. For us, climate protection is a key task and an essential part of our strategic roadmap.

At our production sites and along the entire value chain with our partners, we work continuously to reduce greenhouse emissions from our business activities.

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“Our goal is to protect the climate and to shape a sustainable future by matching our customers’ needs with CO2-reduced and reducing technologies.”

Marco Benen, Sustainability Management
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“At BASF’s Coatings division, we live and strive to implement BASF’s purpose ‘We create chemistry – for a sustainable future.’ We achieve growth by being an action leader for sustainability.“

Markus Piepenbrink, Product Stewardship and Sustainability

Our core sustainability targets

  • Increase sales with sustainable solutions (Accelerator) in all business units and regions driven by innovation
  • Reduce carbon emissions along the entire value chain, in particular on raw materials, production processes, transports and customer application

BASF's Coatings division drives sustainability and climate protection along the entire value chain. We contribute to BASF's corporate commitment to create chemistry for a sustainable future.


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