Sustainable Solutions

We are a business built on innovation. And year by year, we work hard to bring more sustainable solutions to farmers to help achieve our joint aim of producing not just higher yield, but better yield by increasing productivity and profitability and preserving our natural resources. We are long-term supporters of farmers and farming – with more than 100 years’ experience – and we will continue to invest in a strong R&D pipeline, steered towards ever more sustainable solutions.

What impacts do we aim for?

Innovate to bring farmers more sustainable solutions that produce better yield to ...


How do we achieve these impacts?

We invest in a strong R&D pipeline steered by sustainability criteria.

  • Crop protection
  • Breeding technologies
  • Trait research
  • Pheromones / Biologicals

What target did we set for ourselves?


Sustainable solution steering

At BASF, we developed our Sustainable Solution Steering method to be able to assess our entire product portfolio against clearly defined sustainability criteria. It’s unique in the chemical industry, third party certified, and independently audited.  And it illustrates how we take our non-financial targets as seriously as our financial ones.

Every product in our portfolio is evaluated for its contribution to sustainability. ‘Accelerator’ products and solutions are those that make a substantial contribution to sustainability in the value chain.

From an early stage, our R&D pipeline is actively steered towards more innovative solutions with a favorable regulatory profile - providing sustainability benefits for growers. 


Sustainable solutions – Examples of our ‘Accelerator’ solutions

Learn more about our sustainability commitments

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Climate Smart Farming

30% reduction in CO2 emissions per ton of crop produced by 2030
Die Technologie zur automatisierten Bilderkennung kann, beispielsweise unterstützt von Drohnen, die Art und Menge von Pflanzen, Schädlingen und Krankheiten in Gewächshaus- und Feldversuchen erkennen.

Digital Farming

400+ million hectares supported with digital technologies by 2030
Das easyconnect-System bietet eine überzeugende Kombination aus Sicherheit und Einfachheit bei der Handhabung von flüssigen Pflanzenschutzmitteln und reduziert potenzielle Risiken des Verschüttens und Spritzens während des Einfüllens in die Pflanzenschutz-Einspülschleuse.

Smart Stewardship

Safe use of our products with the right stewardship

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Sustainable Solution Steering

Sustainable Solution Steering is used across BASF to analyze products’ contributions to the sustainability needs of customers’ value chains.
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Innovation Pipeline

With sustainability firmly embedded from early research to product development, more than 30 pipeline projects will be launched by 2029.
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Farming Stories


Smallholder and biodiversity protection initiatives contribute to modern sustainable farming and the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals.

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Vegetable Seeds


BASF offers broad portfolio of vegetable seeds and unique traits that focus on different market situations and consumer’s demands.