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BASF again included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index


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* Recognition for Risk & Crisis Management, Environmental Policy and Reporting and Climate Strategy
* BASF listed in the sustainability index for the tenth year in succession

BASF was today (September 9, 2010) again included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World). The company received special recognition by the analysts for Risk & Crisis Management, Environmental Policy and Reporting and Climate Strategy. The DJSI World is the most important sustainability index and represents the top 10 percent of the largest 2,500 companies in each industry included in the Dow Jones Global Index .

“We are very pleased that BASF is again listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index”, said Dr. Eckhard Koch, Vice President BASF Sustainability Center . “ Sustainability is our strategic approach to integrate social and ecological issues in our business processes and ensure long term economic success – for us and for our customers.” BASF shares are included in the DJSI World for the tenth year in succession.

The listed companies are considered to demonstrate continuous improvement every year with regard to sustainability and are assessed by analysts from the Sustainable Asset Management Group (SAM). The basis of the assessment is a comprehensive questionnaire evaluating economic, environmental and social criteria. Examples of these criteria are corporate governance, innovation management and customer satisfaction, as well as climate protection strategy, occupational health and safety, and recruiting.

Additional information on sustainability at BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com/sustainability.

About BASF

BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics and performance products to agricultural products, fine chemicals as well as oil and gas. As a reliable partner BASF creates chemistry to help its customers in virtually all industries to be more successful. With its high-value products and intelligent solutions, BASF plays an important role in finding answers to global challenges such as climate protection, energy efficiency, nutrition and mobility. BASF posted sales of more than €50 billion in 2009 and had approximately 105,000employees as of the end of the year. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN). Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com.



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