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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 contribute to BASF's corporate commitment to create chemistry for a sustainble future. On the journey toward climate neutrality, BASF is striving worldwide to achieve net zero COemissions by 2050 and to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions worldwide by 25 percent by 2030 compared with 2018 – while growing its production volumes.

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.

Markus Piepenbrink

“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, Head of Global Sustainability

Marco Benen

“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

We focus on three priorities

Sustainability at BASF Coatings

Heading towards a sustainable future 

Driving sustainability and climate protection along the entire value chain

BASF Sustainability Roadmap (English)