Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is BASF doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 28

BASF has a DitchCarbon Score of 28 out of 100, indicating a lower performance in sustainability efforts. This score suggests that BASF’s carbon intensity is relatively high, implying a need for improvement in reducing emissions. The company may need to implement more effective strategies to enhance its sustainability and lower its carbon footprint.

This was calculated based on 30+ company specific emissions data points, the higher the score, the better. Check out our methodology.

Industry emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

BASF operates in the metals and mining industry, which has a carbon intensity ranking of medium. Some industries are more damaging than others, this ranking gives you an indication of how carbon intensive the industry is which this company operates in.

Location emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

BASF, located in Germany, operates in a region with a medium carbon intensity rating. This indicates that the company’s sustainability efforts are influenced by the country’s moderate level of carbon emissions.

...this company is doing 1.02% worse in emissions than the industry average.

BASF, headquartered in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany, is a leading company in the Metals and Mining Industry, founded in 1865. The company excels in producing a diverse range of chemicals, performance products, functional materials, agricultural solutions, and has interests in oil and gas. With a global workforce of approximately 114,000 employees, BASF generated sales of around €58 billion in 2016 and is publicly traded on multiple stock exchanges.

Bad news, BASF has yet to commit to SBTi targets

BASF has not yet established specific commitments with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). This means the company is still in the process of defining clear, science-based emissions reduction targets to align with the Paris Agreement goals.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

BASF should foster collaboration with their suppliers to evaluate and diminish their carbon emissions, thereby contributing to a more sustainable supply chain.
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Our methodology

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