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05/22/2018 | „No single organisation can solve the SDG challenges by itself“

BASF SE board member Saori Dubourg gave a keynote speech at the SDG Summit hosted by CSR Europe in Brussels on May 23. In her keynote speech, she highlighted that collaboration and innovative solutions are the key elements in reaching the UN Sustainable Development Goals. “For us, successful business doesn’t only mean creating wealth, it means creating value,“ she stated in her interview with CSR Europe

05/03/2018 | Deutsche Post DHL Group wins four German Stevie® Awards for its environmental engagement

The German Stevie® Awards honored the Group's environmental protection strategy Mission 2050: Zero Emissions! with two Gold and two Silver awards

04/20/2018 | HSBC strengthens energy policy

HSBC will stop providing financing for new coal-fired power plants as part of its efforts to support a transition to a low-carbon economy.

The move, announced in the bank’s latest update of its energy policy, will apply globally except for three countries where projects may be given specific dispensation if no reasonable energy alternative can be found.

04/18/2018 | BASF is part of the “ZERO by 40” initiative for a world free of malaria by 2040

On April 18, 2018, the Crop Protection companies BASF, Bayer, Mitsui Chemical, Sumitomo Chemical and Syngenta announced their continued and strengthened commitment to research, develop and deliver innovative vector control tools to help end malaria for good by 2040.

04/18/2018 | BASF drives sustainable palm with major portfolio switch

BASF shifts its Personal Care portfolio and will offer palm-based specialties for the cosmetics industry exclusively as certified sustainable. The move was announced at its 3rd Palm Dialog event during the in-cosmetics global exhibition. “This is an important milestone for the cosmetics industry’s progress towards sustainable palm – and some of our customers have already made the step,” said Xavier Susterac, Senior Vice President BASF Personal Care Europe.

03/07/2018 | Deutsche Post DHL Group's 2017 Corporate Responsibility Report highlights Shared Values

Deutsche Post DHL Group has just released its 14th Corporate Responsibility Report entitled "Dedicated to Shared Values". This year's focus underlines the shared values of "Respect and Results" which have been made an integral component of daily operations at Deutsche Post DHL Group. These values are the basis for the contribution made by every one of the company's approx. 520,000 employees in tackling the economic, environmental and social challenges of our times.


Forum for Sustainable Development of German Business e.V.

econsense is an association of leading, globally active companies and organisations of German business specializing in the area of sustainable development and corporate social responsibility (CSR). Founded in 2000 on the initiative of the Federation of German Industries (BDI), the goal of econsense is to provide a dialogue platform and think tank, with the dual objectives of advancing sustainable development in business and assuming social responsibility.