No. 14 | BASF
Wayne SmithChairman and CEO Member of the Board of Directors, Chairman and CEO, BASF North America
“At BASF, we recognize that it is only through our full commitment to both diversity and inclusion that we can achieve our safety goals, bring our best ideas to our customers and deliver progress in innovation, creativity, quality and so much more. We are equally intentional about building the diversity of our teams and unleashing the full potential and value of those teams through the power of inclusion.”
Patricia RossmanChief Diversity Officer
“Our promise to our customers, industry, society and each other is to deliver our best. We can only do that by being open to the full range of experiences and perspectives that our differences provide, and by creating intentionally rich and diverse networks joining us with our customers, our communities and each other.”
BASF jumped into the fight against the corona pandemic by donating 100 million protective masks to the Federal Republic of Germany and one million masks to the State of Rhineland-Palatinate.
Families and individuals who are food insecure were hit particularly hard by the pandemic. BASF partnered with Feeding America and the Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC to match donations up to $100,000.
BASF takes gender diversity seriously. By 2030, BASF aims to increase the proportion of women in leadership positions to 30% worldwide.
In The News
- BASF Donates Over 100 Million Protective Masks
- BASF and Commodity Organizations Award $20,000 in Academic Scholarships to Emerging Agriculture Leaders
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From The Company
At BASF, promoting and valuing diversity across all levels and dimensions is an integral part of our business strategy and is embedded in our corporate values and code of conduct.
In order to deliver the diversity in our workforce required to innovate and offer the best solutions to our customers, BASF requires 50% of the people interviewed for all roles must be diverse, and 50% of the people doing the interviewing must also reflect the diversity we seek in the market.
We established new standards for hiring manager behavior, ensuring the full spectrum of opinions are considered in all hiring decisions. We are equally strategic, deliberate and intentional in leveraging the value of our diversity through inclusion. Rigorous programs are in place governing leader action and accountability, and efforts to ensure the proper infrastructure are in place to support inclusion, education, awareness and communication.
In the past year, BASF was recognized as a DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity ranking; achieved a 100% compliance ranking on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index measures of best places to work for LGBTQ employees; and is included on the Forbes list of Best Employers for Diversity.
U.S. Headquarters: Florham Park, NJ
Global Employees: 117,000+
2019 DiversityInc Top 50 Ranking: No. 12