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. BASF employs more than 111,000 people across 170 countries and has over 16,000 employees in North America. Through science and innovation we enable our customers in almost all industries to meet the current and future needs of society. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. Our products and system solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring healthy food and nutrition, and helping to improve the quality of life.