The non-profit organization CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) has again ranked BASF as one of the world’s leading companies for its water management and forest and climate protection measures. BASF achieved an A- rating in all three categories.

“We are proud that BASF has again been recognized as a global leader by CDP this year. This is a confirmation of our commitment to sustainability and demonstrates how deeply BASF’s activities to protect the climate, water and forests are anchored in our strategy,” said Dr. Christoph Jäkel, who heads BASF’s corporate sustainability unit.

BASF is introducing sustainable water management at all relevant production sites by 2030. This includes the major Verbund sites and sites in water stress areas.

BASF was evaluated by CDP for the second time for its efforts to protect forests. BASF is aware of the importance of protecting forests for the well-being of the environment and society.  As a player in various value chains, BASF is committed to ending deforestation in these supply chains.

BASF has regularly reported on progress and collaboration along the value chain in its Palm Progress Report since 2016. In 2020, BASF exclusively sourced RSPO-certified sus-tainable palm (kernel) oil. BASF is also committed to expanding sustainable sourcing to include oleochemical palm and palm kernel derivatives and vegetable ester oils from 2025 at the latest. BASF has made additional progress in developing transparent supply chains: Almost 95 percent of the global palm oil footprint could be traced back to the oil mill.

BASF has been participating in CDP reporting on climate protection-relevant data since 2004, thereby providing relevant stakeholders with transparent information on its cli-mate protection strategy and CO2 reduction measures. BASF has set itself the goal of achieving net zero CO2 emissions by 2050.

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