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  • World's Leading Chemical Company: BASF SE 0 comments
    Aug 22, 2013 1:20 AM

    Company Profile

    BASF SE is a world's leading chemical company based in Germany. It diversifies its activities into five business segments that include Chemicals, Performance Products, and Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil and Gas segment. Its segment plastics, divested as of January 1, 2013, are since then incorporate into segments Chemicals and Functional Materials & Solutions. The company has more than 110,000 employees, six Verbund sites and approximately 380 additional production sites worldwide. It serves customers and partner in almost all countries of the world.

    The company combines economic success, social responsibility and environmental protection. Through science and innovation it enables its customers in almost all industries to meet the current and future needs of society. The products and system solutions of the company contribute resource, ensuring healthy food and nutrition and helping to improve quality of life. It creates chemistry for a sustainable future.


    BASF was founded on 6 April 1865 in Manheim, in the German-speaking country of Baden by Friedrich Engelhorn. He was responsible for setting up a gasworks and street lighting for the town council in 1861. The company was set up in 1865 to produce other chemical necessary for dye production, notably soda and acids. The plant however was erected on the other side of the Rhine River at Ludwigshafen because the town council of Manheim was afraid that the air pollution of the chemical plant could bother the inhabitants of the town. In the year of 1866 the dye production processes were also moved to the BASF site.

    After the Wall Street Crash of 1929, the sudden and massive withdrawal of foreign capital also triggers an economic crisis in Germany that shatters the political structure of the young Weimar Republic. After 1993 the economy benefits from the strong increase in public spending. The fastest growing industries are construction, automotives, engineering and chemicals.


    It is a world's leading chemical company and its aim is to strengthen this position. The main purpose of the company is to create chemistry for a sustainable future. The sustainable development means for the company to combine economic success, social responsibility and environmental protection. The company

    Its sustainability management has three strategic responsibilities such as: Minimizing risks, establishing strong relationships with its internal and external stakeholders and take advantage of business opportunities. So it focuses on topics with particular significance for BASF, which are analyzed and assessed in a regularly conducted issue management process with internal and external experts.


    On July 3, 2013, BASF Cargill and Novozymes announced the achievement of an important milestone in their development of technologies to produce acrylic acid from renewable raw materials by successfully demonstrating the production of 3-hydroxypropionic acid (3-HP) in pilot scale.

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    The company has current market capitalization of 60.72 billion, EPS is 4.93, P/E ratio is 13.41 and the dividend yield is 3.93% at the annual dividend payout of 2.60.

    The Bottom Line

    There are many investors who want to invest in deutsche Aktiendividenden zu kaufen stocks that conduct their business in accordance with the principle of sustainable development. The investment decision is based on environmental and social aspects as well as economic performance. The BASF shares are particularly more attractive for these types of investors. According to the international investor group Carbon Disclosure project, the company is among the ten leading companies in the world in climate protection.

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