At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future.

For more than 100 years, the ammonia plant has been an indispensable part of the production Verbund. BASF operates ammonia plants with a total capacity of more than 1.7 million metric tons in Ludwigshafen, Antwerp, and together with YARA in Freeport, Texas. Ammonia is a key starting material for polyamides, isocyanates and urea resins.Ammonia synthesis was only made possible in the 20th century by the Haber-Bosch process. Fritz Haber and Carl Bosch were awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for their work. Copyright BASF SE.

We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. More than 111,000 employees in the BASF Group contribute to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio comprises six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. Further information can be found at


Climate protection is a central component of the BASF strategy. For many years, the company has been continuously reducing its CO2 emissions. For further significant reduction BASF has started a research and development program. Thereby, innovative processes are being developed to further significantly reduce CO2 emissions from the chemical industry. Copyright BASF SE.

BASF in the Middle East

BASF has been active in the Middle East for more than a century, supplying and customizing its solutions for almost every industry, mainly construction, chemicals & plastics, oil & gas, energy & resources, water, consumer goods, agriculture, and the feed and food industry.

During this time, we have established our presence in seven countries, namely Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Oman, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates with offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, and a manufacturing site in Bahrain. BASF’s Dubai office serves as the Middle East Regional Head Office and Service Platform.

With close to 300 employees in the region, BASF works cohesively to meet the local market demands towards its corporate purpose to “create chemistry for a sustainable future”. Further information can be found at BASF – United Arab Emirates.

At an early stage of product development, it is important to understand if and how biodegradation happens. BASF develops a range of certified biodegradable products which are used in numerous applications including soil biodegradable agricultural mulch films, compostable bags and home & personal care products. There are a number of methods which can be used to measure the biodegradation of a material in different habitats. Plate based assays are being developed to create high throughput methods to test biodegradability using fluorescence. Constanze Risse (left), lab digitalization specialist and Soumya Daturpalli (right), lab leader, dispensing test sample into a 96-well plate for fluorescence analysis. Copyright BASF SE.

Sustainability is at the heart of our business

We want to contribute to a world that provides a viable future with enhanced quality of life for everyone.


We do so by creating chemistry for our customers and by making the best use of available resources. To optimize our contribution to a sustainable future, we measure the overall impact of economic, environmental and social aspects of our business activities.

Climate change is the biggest challenge of our time, we thus aim to achieve net zero CO2 emissions by 2050. To achieve this, we become more efficient in our production and energy usage, we will increase our use of renewable energies and we will accelerate the development and deployment of new CO2-free processes for the production of chemicals.


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