BASF is the world’s largest chemical company. The company is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and deeply rooted in creating chemistry to drive a sustainable future. The company is active in just about every major industry sector from aviation, aerospace, automotive and agriculture through petrochemicals, performance chemicals, home and personal care and catalysts. At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future.
We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility.
Through science and innovation we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society.
Florham Park, New Jersey
BASF is a company deeply rooted in innovation and the power of connected minds. This commitment is brought to life by our diversity, equity and inclusion and drawing on the power of people of different backgrounds to anticipate and meet market needs in new ways and create a vibrant and dynamic place to work. We operate 10 highly active Employee Resource Groups bringing people from different backgrounds together in powerful combinations, work across job family communities to share best practices, as well as operate very strong rotational employee development programs that ensure collaboration and growth across disciplines.
BASF is a large company with many career options and a strong foundation in purpose-driven work that directly impacts the quality of lives around the world. Just as our people invent great products and technologies that touch human lives in just about every sector, from transportation, automotive, aerospace, to agriculture, mobility, home and personal care and performance chemicals and much more, we also create great chemistry with people and have a work environment where people can reinvent themselves. Our ability to touch lives and favorably impact some of the most important challenges facing our industry and our world is a positive force that inspires optimism by our ability to make a real difference to society.
As part of our commitment to inclusion, we bring intentional and deliberate focus to ensuring that all voices are heard on our teams, with special efforts to draw quieter voices into the discussion. We know we still have more work to do in this area, and are committed to doing even more to further build on our foundation of care, connection and respect for all employees. We run an Inclusion Pulse Check survey twice each year that measures our progress in bringing these values to life, and we take specific action to address need for improvement.
BASF maintains a strong focus on career development, offering a myriad of programs to help our people continue to grow and reinvent themselves. We offer opportunities for career growth through our Professional and Leadership Development Programs, our Diverse Leaders Program, as well as internal and external training for all colleagues.
BASF knows that diversity, equity, inclusion, sustainability and deep commitments to people are the foundation for success, as a company and as individuals. Our company values support human connections and the ability of our people to be their best selves and do their best work in a values-based environment. We truly do put people first, whether that is our own employees and providing a safe and supportive environment where we can bring our whole selves to work, or the people who live near our facilities who demand a safe, caring and connected community partner.
BASF offers a highly competitive benefits package that offers a wide range of family-friendly benefits. We provide strong support for traditional and non-traditional families, including highly competitive maternity and paternity benefits as well as support for adoptive parents and those struggling with infertility. We offer a dynamic range of Employee Resource Groups supporting racial, ethnic and gender diversity as well as our special communities of working parents, veterans, individuals with disabilities, emerging professionals, LGBTQ+ and other colleagues that enrich the fabric of BASF. We offer strong mentorship and an increasingly strong focus on sponsorship. All these efforts are designed to create equity and empathy and build our emotional bonds and connections to create a Loved Workplace.
Our CEO is committed to the success of BASF through the success of our people. He builds opportunities to engage directly with colleagues into his schedule, regularly meets with our Employee Resource Groups, key talent and employees from all levels and across all locations, and represents BASF values in all interactions. He ensures that our programs support our people and is an advocate for company values in his social media as well as in his external facing industry associations and commitments. In his leadership of the North American Executive Committee, he encourages accountability for our values and ensures that BASF walks the talk and lives up to our commitments.
BASF consistently earns a 100% compliance ranking from the Human Rights Campaign as a best company for workplace equality. This is based in large measure on the strong benefits we provide our LGBTQ+ colleagues. We are increasingly focused on mental health, and offer a very strong Employee Assistance Program that supports the needs of our colleagues and their families at all stages of their career and family lives. BASF offers one of the most competitive family leave programs and policies in industry.
BASF has worked to provide our employees with the support they and their families need to adjust to the challenges of the pandemic. BASF had many employees in our manufacturing ranks who continued to work on the line throughout the pandemic to meet customer demands and provide many life-saving products that protected public health and safety. We worked to help our colleagues who could not work remotely to do so safely and with as much flexibility as could be provided. Other colleagues were able to work remotely, and did so supported by technologies and other adaptations to maintain connections while working from home offices. Today, BASF is resuming a hybrid work environment as the basis for our future of work adaptations as we establish a new normal. We continue to provide programs, webinars and other support that allow our employees to work in a manner that meets business and personal needs.