No. 12 | BASF
Michael HeinzMember of the Board of Executive Directors, BASF SE; Chairman and CEO, BASF Corporation
“We recognize that diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our progress as a business and to the culture, we need to create within our company and reflect out to the broader community. We have learned powerful lessons on the importance of diversity and inclusion to drive safety, innovation, creativity and quality through an intense sense of belonging at BASF.”
Patricia RossmanChief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
“Our promise to our customers, industry, society and each other is to deliver our best. The powerful combination of a diverse workforce and conscious inclusion helps make BASF a great place to work for our people and a more innovative partner for our customers.”
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 to offer the best solutions to our customers, BASF requires that 50% of the people interviewed for all roles, as well as 50% of those doing the interviewing, must reflect the diversity we seek in the market.
Equally strategic, deliberate and intentional in leveraging the value of our diversity through inclusion, we have set and communicated expectations for an inclusive culture at BASF based on respect for all. Rigorous programs are in place to increase accountability and drive tangible, measurable change across BASF in six areas based on employee feedback: leadership action, cultural education, key performance indicators, compliance excellence, talent and D+I practices, and building community connection.
In the past year, BASF has been recognized as a DiversityInc Top 50 Company for Diversity; achieved a 100% compliance ranking on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index measures of best places to work for LGBTQ employees; and been named a Best Employer for Diversity by Forbes.
At BASF, diversity and inclusion are cornerstones of our corporate values. Underscoring this continued commitment, BASF is proud to be named a Top 50 company for Diversity for the ninth straight year.
U.S. Headquarters: Florham Park, NJ
U.S. Employees: 16,700
2021 DiversityInc Top 50 Ranking: No. 12
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