At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. More than 117,000 employees of the BASF Group work to contribute to the success of our customers in almost every sector and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is divided into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF achieved a turnover of 59 billion euros in 2019. BASF shares are traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the United States. For more information, see www.basf.com. As inventors of the nickel-metalhydride (NiMH) battery, we have created a leading patent portfolio and continue to develop cutting-edge technologies.