BASF has published its Report 2007, which for the first time combines the company’s financial and sustainability reporting in a single publication. The combination of financial and sustainability reporting has been gaining attention lately.
In 2007, emissions of greenhouse gases from BASF’s chemical operations worldwide amounted to 27.5 million metric tons, up 10 percent from 25.0 million metric tons in 2006 (excluding oil and gas production. The company says the rise is due to increased production due to acquisitions in 2006.
BASF says it reduced greenhouse gas emissions per metric ton of sales product in 2007 by 16.6 percent compared with 2002.
Worldwide, BASF produced 1.93 million metric tons of waste in 2007, up from 1.50 million metric tons in 2006. Oil and gas exploration accounted for 232,000 metric tons. Around 43 percent of waste was recycled or subjected to thermal recovery. The remainder was disposed of by incineration (40%), landfilling (44%) or underground storage (16%).
The online report is user-friendly – readers can use an interactive comparison function to actually select individual parameters and periods and display the results in the form of a diagram.
Last year, Jungle rating named BASF’s corporate website the most complete and web savvy in the field of online sustainability communications.