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BASF
Sustainable Business and
Operations




Keith Gillard
BASF Venture Capital GmbH



                            BASF Venture Capital America, Inc.
                            Ke...
BASF Venture Capital GmbH


BASF – The Chemical Company


                                       The world’s leading
    ...
BASF Venture Capital GmbH



Global Leader in Sustainability
and Climate Protection


BASF is the leading chemical company...
BASF Venture Capital GmbH


Sustainable Development
Issue Management



                          Top-Issues 2008-2009
   ...
BASF Venture Capital GmbH



Global Environmental
Footprint Goals
                    2002 Base Year                      ...
BASF Venture Capital GmbH


BASF’s Carbon Balance:Carbon Balance
                BASF’s
The Product Lifecycle Product Life...
BASF Venture Capital GmbH


BASF’s Carbon Balance:
CO2 Reduction vs. Emissions

                                          ...
BASF Venture Capital GmbH


The Business Case: Green Building


The case for green building – current construction is not ...
Energy Efficiency / Climate Protection /
                                                                          BASF Ve...
BASF Venture Capital GmbH


BASF Venture Capital:
    Investing in Sustainability

A selection of portfolio companies from...
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Whether you are in a billion dollar global company, or an on the ground, scrappy start up, re-thinking the opportunity, and operational requirements presented by today’s changing business and social context is necessary for success. In this session, dialogue leaders compare and contrast successful strategies being used to help companies on both ends of the spectrum find a path to thrive. Keith Gillard of BASF Chemical describes his company's sustainable operations.

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  1. 1. BASF Sustainable Business and Operations Keith Gillard
  2. 2. BASF Venture Capital GmbH BASF Venture Capital America, Inc. Keith Gillard
  3. 3. BASF Venture Capital GmbH BASF – The Chemical Company   The world’s leading chemical company   Our portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products, agricultural products and fine chemicals to crude oil and natural gas   Sales 2008: € 63.3 billion   Employees as of December 31, 2007: 96,924   R&D Expenses: €1.35 billion 2 2
  4. 4. BASF Venture Capital GmbH Global Leader in Sustainability and Climate Protection BASF is the leading chemical company in the DJSI World. The Chemical Company was recognized for its climate strategy, its environmental and social reporting and for developing innovative and eco-efficient products. BASF’s commitment to climate protection and transparent reporting resulted in achieving the top ranking for 2008 in the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index for the category – carbon intensive sector. The New York based investment research firm Innovest has included BASF for the fourth time in succession in its "Global 100" list. This list names the world's hundred most successful companies in the areas of environmental protection, social responsibility and corporate governance, and thus the world's most sustainable enterprises. 3
  5. 5. BASF Venture Capital GmbH Sustainable Development Issue Management Top-Issues 2008-2009   Climate change   Resource availability / Renewables   Water availability and quality   Poverty and economic development 4
  6. 6. BASF Venture Capital GmbH Global Environmental Footprint Goals 2002 Base Year Goal 2020 Status 2008 Reduce emissions from chemical operations   Greenhouse gases (per metric ton of sales product) -  25 % -  14.2 %   Air pollutants -  70 % -  55.3 % Reduce emissions to water   Organic substances - 80 % - 77.5 %   Nitrogen - 80 % - 80.3 %   Heavy metals - 60 % - 55.9 % Occupational safety   Lost time accidents (per million work hours) - 80 % -  45.5 %   Occupational disease cases - 80 % - 23.3% Distribution safety - 70 % - 35.7 %   Transportation accidents Energy Efficiency   Improve specific energy efficiency of production processes + 25% +22% 5
  7. 7. BASF Venture Capital GmbH BASF’s Carbon Balance:Carbon Balance BASF’s The Product Lifecycle Product Lifecycle The 28m t CO2/a 25m t CO2/a 34m t CO2/a Production, Raw materials, energy Use, Incineration, precursors generation applications use of energy Raw material BASF Customers Waste suppliers management 250m t CO2/a 2m t CO2/a Emissions of CO2 equivalents Savings of CO2 equivalents 6
  8. 8. BASF Venture Capital GmbH BASF’s Carbon Balance: CO2 Reduction vs. Emissions Emissions for raw materials, 3 : 1 production and disposal of all BASF products 87 million t/a 140 Housing Total savings of CO2 emissions through use of BASF products 30 Automobiles over the lifecycle 48 Industry 34 Additional products (e.g. nitrification inhibitors) Emissions of CO2 equivalents 252 million t/a Savings of CO2 equivalents 7
  9. 9. BASF Venture Capital GmbH The Business Case: Green Building The case for green building – current construction is not sustainable Buildings Consume:   70% of all electricity   37% of all energy   28% of all water   30% of wood + materials Buildings Produce:   35% solid waste to landfills   36% CO2 emissions   45% SO2 emissions   19% NOx emissions   10% fine particulate emissions 8
  10. 10. Energy Efficiency / Climate Protection / BASF Venture Capital GmbH High Performance The BASF Near Zero Energy Home   Demonstration home for innovative technologies promoting high-performance, energy efficiency and ecological benefits in new housing.   80% more efficient   Fortified against natural disasters.   Lower environmental impacts.   Costs less to own.   Built faster. http://www.betterhomebetterplanet.com/ 9
  11. 11. BASF Venture Capital GmbH BASF Venture Capital: Investing in Sustainability A selection of portfolio companies from BASF’s €125m venture fund:   Antimicrobial additives for building materials and consumer products.   Agricultural biotech, reducing fertilizer and water requirements for crops.   Organic photovoltaics.   In-situ biological conversion of coal or oil into natural gas.   Nanomaterial catalysts with very low precious metal content.   Reformed methanol fuel cells with high energy density. 10
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