Hungry for Change - Vincent Gros

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Hungry for Change - Vincent Gros

  1. 1. Hungry for ChangeVincent GrosSenior Vice President BASF SEECPA President10 November 2011
  2. 2. Why is ittime for change?
  3. 3. Our internal industry view• We are proud of what we do• We have achieved impressive results• We strive for best solutions• We strictly fulfil legal requirements
  4. 4. Public perception of our business• Fears about possible long-term effects• Worries about climate and environment• Deep mistrust in industrySource: CLI Glasshouse - summary
  5. 5. External view on our industry• Industry pursues narrow self-interest• Industry withholds and obscures information• Industry has retreated from conversationsSource: CLI Glasshouse - summary
  6. 6. Public perception alsodrives regulatory systems
  7. 7. The broader scope –European Agriculture’s bright future• Excellent farming conditions• High productivity/quality levels• Driven by innovation• Dominant role in world trade
  8. 8. We have two options
  9. 9. A huge gap – and now… ?
  10. 10. A huge gap – and now… ?
  11. 11. The way forward• Changing our behaviour• Responding to society’s concerns• Seeking for open dialogue
  12. 12. We are hungry for change…and we take our responsibility seriously

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