BASF is the world's leading chemical company. Its profile ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and agricultural products to oil and gas. With its high-value products and intelligent solutions, it plays an important role in finding answers to global challenges such as climate protection, energy efficiency, nutrition and mobility. It posted sales of about 78.79 billion euros in 2012 and had approximately 113,000 employees. Its shares are traded on the Frankfurt, London and Zurich stock exchanges.