BMAC Careers Guide 2012: BASF

Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013

Company name: BASF (UK & Ireland)

Company website:

Address: PO Box 4, Earl Road, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle, Cheshire, SK8 6QG

Number of employees: 110,000 worldwide, 1,800 in the UK

Company summary

BASF is the world's leading chemical company. Our portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success, social responsibility and environmental protection. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in almost all industries to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and system solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring healthy food and nutrition and helping to improve the quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: we create chemistry for a sustainable future.

Promotion and development

Committed and qualified employees around the world are the key to making our contribution to a sustainable future. We believe that talent is in everybody. Our focus is on understanding individual strengths and ambitions, while supporting the acquisition of new skills and experiences. An open internal job market offers access to UK and international opportunities.

Diversity, social responsibility

Diversity and inclusion are part of our culture. International experience and multicultural project teams offer real opportunities for BASF to capture the value of our global community. Closer to home, flexible working and job-sharing enable family responsibilities to be balanced with a fulfilling career.

Pay and benefits

We offer a comprehensive package, including bonus, pensions, share scheme and private medical insurance.

Company culture

We are a global company, with a passionate belief that we are providing solutions through chemistry to address the key challenges facing the world. Sustainable solutions for food, water, energy and construction are part of our strategy.

Environment and sustainability 

For BASF, sustainable development means the combination of long-term-oriented economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. As 'the chemical company', we meet this challenge. The strategic and organisational implementation of sustainability helps us identify risks in an early stage while simultaneously opening up new business areas for BASF. This requires a continuous dialogue with our numerous stakeholders.


With more than 10,000 people worldwide working in research, and a company-wide focus on excellence, BASF is truly one of the world's most innovative companies. We want to focus our business even more strongly on our customers' needs and contribute to their success with innovative and sustainable solutions.

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