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« Ethical » rating of BASF AG , group and subsidiaries

Jobs -14% /1998 Pollution 8 Fraud 7 Offshore 2 Sales 62 Bn $.€ /year Profit 27 Bn $.€ /1998 Wage 1172 *min. Influence 8 Infocom 2
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Brandes Investment Partners, L.PUnited States of America1,6
Engelhorn, CurtBermuda
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2007BASF is the world's biggest chemical producer.Bloomberg
2007Syngenta, Bayer, Monsanto, BASF, Dow and DuPont together sell 85 percent of the annual pesticide bought in the world, a market valued 30 billion US dollars.IPS
2006BASF is Germany's seventh-largest automobile equipment supplier.Les Echos
2006BASF is the world's sixth-largest paintings and coatings manufacturer.Les Echos
2005BASF is the world second vitamin maker.Novis
2005Third-largest chemical group in the world.Le Monde
CIBA Holding AG Switzerland100Bloomberg
Hanwha Chemical South Korea14 France4,16
Kali und Salz Beteiligungs AG Germany25
Wintershall Germany100
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address & contact : production type
incentive source
China China
Shanghai : polytetrahydrofuran
Mexico Mexico
 Sistema de Informacion de la Industria Maquiladora
Russia Russia
Ioujno-Rousskoie en Sibérie 25% : Production, gaz: réserves prouvées de 700 milliards de mètres cubes, production attendue de 25 milliards de mètres cubes par an
Singapore Singapore
: Production, Competence center for nanostructured surfaces
Offshore finance, secret bank account, tax haven, shell companies or free zone(s)

  • Human impact

year name
photo position; compensation
2007Hambrecht, Jürgen
See the photo of: Hambrecht, Jürgen Chief Executive Officer; salary: 9 million Eu€;
2006Hambrecht, Jürgen
See the photo of: Hambrecht, Jürgen Chief Executive Officer; salary: 4,15 million Eu€;
Les Echos
2004Bock, Kurt
See the photo of: Bock, Kurt Chief Financial Officer;
2004Leibinger, Berthold
See the photo of: Leibinger, Berthold Chairman of the Monitoring Committee;
2002Hambrecht, Jürgen
See the photo of: Hambrecht, Jürgen Executive committee;
See the photo of: Strube, Chairman;
1999Studer, Robert
See the photo of: Studer, Robert Director;
1999Werner, Helmut
See the photo of: Werner, Helmut Director;
social impact : country
Internal restructuring: BASF plans for 400 million euros in annual synergies from Ciba's acquisition. BASF will close or sell up to 23 of 55 Ciba industrial sites and cuts 28% of Ciba's workforce.:
Les Echos
Internal restructuring:
Les Echos
Internal restructuring: Will cut the jobs at its headquarters in Ludwigshafen by the end of 2007. It is determined to achieve the planned workforce reduction merely via natural fluctuation. The planned job cuts are part of major cost reduction efforts at BASF, which aims to reduce overall costs at the headquarters by 450m euros by mid-2005. : Germany
European Restructuring Monitor
Les Echos
Merger/Acquisition: BASF reorganizes its Engelhard and Degussa subsidiaries in Asia and North America:
Closure/Bankruptcy: Basf shuts down its vitamin C plant at Grenaa.: Denmark
Internal restructuring: Belgium
Les Echos
Les Echos
Les Echos
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Canadian Labour Congress
country : consequences
2007 : BASF has for several years been among the leading suppliers of UV absorbers based on nanoparticulate zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. Incorporated in sun creams, the small particles are particularly effective in filtering the high-energy radiation out of sunlight. Because of their tiny size, they remain invisible to the naked eye and so the cream is transparent on the skin. The small size of the nanoparticules opens the access to the respiratory tracts to them, they penetrate the cells and their core. They pass even the famous the hemato-encephalic barrier. The studies showed that below 4 nanometers the particles go through the axons of the olfactive nerves, despize of the barrier to settle in the central nervous system. Their miniaturization dopes also the effect of the atoms of surface, which makes them more reactive. They can adsorb molecules of the environment and become thus vectors of pollution. As for the form very lengthened of some nanofibres like the carbon nanotubes, of research showed that the cells do not know the phagocyter. It is as well established today as the particles accumulate in fabrics. Vis-a-vis with this cocktail of effects, the cell can badly react with a loss of functions, a hyperactivity or a disturbance of its cycle. The researchers think that it acts of a phenomenon of stress oxidizing on the lipids, proteins and nucleic acids of the cell. Results published into 2006 validate this assumption.
2007France : BASF plants in open fields genetically modified potatoes with high amylopection concentration for animal feed.Les Echos
2007France : BASF plants in open fields genetically modified potatoes to resist to the mildew.Les Echos
2007Sweden : BASF plants in open fields genetically modified potatoes to resist to the mildew.Les Echos
2004brand: RégentLes Barons Marqués

  • Subsidy

yearfinancial misdemeanorsalesincome buybacksource
2008   62,32,91   billion Eu€Les Echos
2007   57,94,06   billion Eu€Les Echos
2007 The laboratories Roche, BASF and Aventis were fined 8,5 million dollars in Brazil. They were accused of having formed a cartel, price agreements, market sharing and unfair competition on the market of vitamins. During second half of the Nineties, these three companies would have restricted the offer and increased the prices of the vitamins A, B2, B5 and C They would have also prevented the entry on the market of less expensive Chinese vitamins.    
2006   52,613,21   billion Eu€
2006 Roche Holdings AG, BASF AG and Aventis will pay 30.5 mln usd to settle an Australian class action alleging they organised a cartel to fix the price of vitamins. The applicants in the class action, many of whom were farmers, alleged that as a result of the cartel they lost market share or paid inflated prices.     AFX
2005   42,753,01   billion Eu€
2005 Pratiques anti-concurrentielles entre 1995 et 2000. Accusé par la Commission européenne d'entente sur le prix, d'échange d'informations commerciales, de partage de marché du méthacrylates, des composés thermoplastiques utilisés pour fabriquer des verres de sécurité et des plastiques transparents.     Les Echos
2005   1,5billion Eu€Financial Times
2005   0,19billion Eu€La Tribune
2004   37,542   billion Eu€
2004   0,726billion Eu€Cercle Finance
2004 Amende de 35 millions d'euros infligée par la Commission Européenne pour un cartel sur de la vitamine B-4     Reuters
2003   1billion Eu€CBS Marketwatch
2003   33,360,91   billion Eu€
2002   32,221,5   billion Eu€
2002 Market-sharing and price-fixing cartels affecting vitamin products in Europe: 296,16 million euros fine.     Commission Européenne
2002   0,5billion Eu€Cercle Finance
2001   29,215,22   billion US$
2001   0,6billion Eu€Cercle Finance
2000 72,5 million dollars fine for anti-competitive practices in Canada.     AFP
2000   0,7billion Eu€Cercle Finance
1999     AFP
1999   31,321,24   billion Eu€
1999   31,541,24   billion US$
1998   32,441,99   billion US$
yearfinancial misdemeanorsalesincomeassetsbuybacksource
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purpose : intermediary/lobby : institution
2005235 salariés de BASF exercent un mandat politique. : : vie publique allemande translateLes Echos
2004Prevent binding environmental regulations (environmental protection through economic growth, self-regulation and free trade) : WBCSD (World Business Council for Sustainable Development) : : United Nations translateWBCSD
2001Access to foreign market (through MAI, WTO, GATS), prevent binding environmental regulations : USCIB (US Council For International Business) : : US Government translateUSCIB
2000Market access (through WTO), cheaper energy (through energy liberalization in Europe); uniform rules to enable the patenting of plants and animals (through TRIPS); prevent advert legislation on chemicals, self-regulation instead; : CEFIC (European Chemical Industry Council) : : European Commission translateCorporate Europe Observatory
1999Market admission for genetically modified organisms : EuropaBio : : European Commission translateCorporate Europe Observatory
1999Deregulation and "maximum liberalization" through WTO, GATS : TABD (Transatlantic Business Dialogue) : : US Government / European Commission translateCorporate Europe Observatory
1997Legislation favorable to company's interests : Direct donation : amount: 1471 thousand US$ : US President, Congress, Senate translateCenter for Responsive Politics
1997Legislation favorable to company's interests : Direct donation : amount: 52 thousand US$ : US President, Congress, Senate translateCenter for Responsive Politics
purpose : intermediary/lobby : institution
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dubious practice : image
2004slogan: Contribution invisible. Succès visible.;
2002Arguable partnership: Don pour les victimes du tsunami:1 000 000 d'euros: value: Humanitaire; slogan: BASF. La force de l'innovation. Le sens des responsabilités.; AFP
2000Arguable partnership: Global Compact with the United Nations: value: Respects human, social and environmental laws; ONU

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