At BASF Corporation, we value the differences in our workforce and see them as key to the success of our business and to the achievement of our status as an employer and partner of choice.
"Diversity is about more than merely recognizing the legitimacy of differences; it is about relying on those differences for a competitive advantage. We support an environment of cooperation and communication that encourages colleagues to value and express their ideas and viewpoints. Diversity + Inclusion is not just important; it is necessary to forming the best team and staying on top."
-- Hans Engel, CEO and Chairman
Diversity as a Competitive Advantage
In the markets where BASF is active, we aim to be an attractive employer and to provide our customers with contacts who are used to dealing with diverse requirements. We view diversity as a clear competitive edge in the global economy.
By diversity we mean that all employees have the same opportunities at our company, regardless of their sex, nationality, educational background or cultural heritage. Diversity creates openness – to cultural and demographic changes within the company and to the needs and wishes of our customers.
A diverse workforce is also more innovative: Diverse cultural backgrounds, individual perspectives, experience, ways of thinking and approaches help us to address challenges faster and more creatively.
Where We Will Be in 2013
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
March 28-29, 2013
American Chemical Society (ACS)
September 8-10, 2013
National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA)
September 12-13, 2013
National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA)
October 11-12, 2013
San Antonio, TX
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
October 24-26, 2013
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
November 1-2, 2013
Communities create a sense of belonging. At BASF, employee groups help us network with co-workers with similar interests and backgrounds, build knowledge and skills, and learn more about markets and customers.