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Part of the audited Consolidated Financial Statements and Management´s Analysis

The BASF Group

Global leader in the chemical industry – The Chemical Company

With six Verbund sites and approximately 330 additional production sites, we support customers and partners in almost all countries. About 97,000 employees of the BASF Group help customers in nearly all industries to be more successful. Our portfolio ranges from oil and gas to chemicals, plastics, high-value products, such as specialties and tailor-made system solutions, and crop protection products.

THE VERBUND


  • Six Verbund sites worldwide and approximately 330 additional production sites
  • Production plants linked intelligently to save resources and energy
  • Ludwigshafen is the largest Verbund site, where the Verbund concept was developed and is continuously optimized

Verbund

Efficient use of resources

VALUE FOR BASF

€200

million in annual savings from the Energy Verbund Ludwigshafen

 

In the BASF Verbund, production facilities, energy flow, logistics and infrastructure are intelligently networked with each other, in order to increase production yields, save resources and energy and reduce logistic costs. A significant factor in the Verbund concept is the Know-how Verbund, which encourages the exchange of knowledge among BASF employees worldwide. The expert knowledge is pooled in research platforms. Customers inspire and drive new developments, innovations and measures to improve efficiency. The Know-how Verbund shapes the future.

VALUE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

1.5

million metric tons of CO2 annual savings from the Energy Verbund Ludwigshafen
 

As part of the Verbund system, the Energy Verbund reduces emissions of CO2. Crude oil and natural gas are not only used as raw materials, but also as energy sources. Heat from production processes is not discharged to the environment; but rather captured in BASF steam networks and used to power other production plants.

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