BASF partners with SCI as it bolsters sustainability drive

26 January 2022


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Chemical company BASF announces corporate partnership with SCI (Society of Chemical Industry)

Global innovation hub SCI has today launched a new corporate partnership agreement with leading chemical company BASF plc - the latest organisation to join SCI’s corporate partnership community.

Established in 1865 by Friedrich Engelhorn in Mannheim, Germany, BASF SE is a chemical producer supplying products and services to various sectors in almost every corner of the world. The company’s target is to grow faster than the market, providing answers to the most pressing challenges of our time – such as developing a sustainable product portfolio and sustainable water management.

Partnering with SCI will enable BASF to further accelerate its innovation drive to meet its business goals which include contributing to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). BASF employees will be able to take advantage of SCI’s leading edge training and development programmes, conferences and publications (including SCI’s well established C&I magazine).

According to Thomas Birk, BASF VP for the UK and Ireland:

“This collaboration with SCI will help us to achieve our business aims. We fully appreciate SCI’s charitable aims of working to address today’s societal problems – this has real synergy with our own corporate goals.”

SCI Head of Innovation, David Bott said:

“We have long admired BASF’s sustainability vision and are pleased to welcome the company to our Corporate Partnership community. SCI is a society committed to helping ensure that science is used for good to solve some of the biggest challenges facing the world today – including climate change, resource efficiency, food poverty and global health. SCI's network is at the leading edge of new developments in these areas so we fully support BASF’s work.

“SCI runs leading edge conferences and events such as the 38th SCI Process Development Symposium in March and April’s ‘Agrifood Science in a time of climate change.’ Such events showcase the latest technologies and help our partners develop solutions to tackle today’s salient societal issues”.

If you would like to discuss joining any of SCI’s Partnership schemes, which also include SME Partnership, Academic Partnership and Associate Membership, please contact SCI’s Business Development Manager Ryan McKiernan on 020 7598 1500 or at to arrange an introductory meeting.


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About SCI: where science meets business

SCI is a unique global multidisciplinary network connecting scientists, business people, students and other key players involved in science-based innovation. SCI promotes innovation via its international network to advance the commercial application of science into industry for the benefit of society.

SCI works across crucial sectors as diverse as food and bio-renewables, water, environment, energy, materials and manufacturing, and health and wellbeing

About BASF

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. More than 110,000 employees in the BASF Group contribute to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of €59 billion in 2020. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the U.S. Further information at

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