Dialogue with employee representatives
We work in partnership with elected employee representatives on a company, national and regional level. The European employee representative body of BASF SE – the BASF Europa Betriebsrat (Europe Works Council) – was formed as a result of the conversion of BASF AG to a European Company, a Societas Europaea (SE), and succeeded the former “Euro Dialogue.” The BASF Europa Betriebsrat is responsible for cross-border issues and has clearly defined rights of involvement. It comprises 23 members from 12 European countries. In Asia and South America, platforms for cooperation between BASF and employee representatives have also proven their value. The advantage of a regional approach lies in open dialogue and cooperation, which enables the diverse everyday conditions, legal situations and challenges in the different regions of the world to be
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Global employee survey
- 66% of employees worldwide took part in the survey.
- The survey was conducted in 77 countries.
- 239 BASF Group companies were involved.
First global employee survey
For the first time, regional surveys were standardized and conducted simultaneously. Between May and June 2008, employees from 77 countries and 239 BASF Group companies could anonymously take part in the survey. Worldwide, 66% of employees responded on issues such as leadership, professional and personal development, innovation culture or BASF strategy. For example, 71% of BASF employees would recommend BASF as an employer to friends and acquaintances, and 79% of our employees are convinced that BASF has an excellent reputation among the general public. Employees see room for improvement regarding support for professional development: Currently, 48% of our employees regard support programs as very good or good.
The survey furthermore measures how we implement our strategic guideline "We form the best team in industry" – for example, in the areas of collaboration and leadership. We continue to pursue our long-term goal of implementing a global survey, including a follow-up process, for the entire BASF Group. In the steps following the completion of data collection, employees and management discuss all survey results and identify potential areas for improvement.
GLOBAL EMPLOYEE SURVEY
- Regional surveys were standardized and conducted simultaneously for the first time
- Helping to achieve improvements to the work environment
- Measuring acceptance of the strategic guideline "We form the best team in industry"
- Starting in 2010, employees can evaluate implementation of measures through a follow-up survey