Thursday 19 November 2020 - Hanna Luczkiewicz

Our speaker

Hanna Luczkiewicz is a senior trade and industry manager at BASF, a position she assumed in June 2017. In this position she coordinates BASF’s collaboration with industry, civil society and the EU institutions on the development of the sustainable finance agenda and the EU’s trade and sustainability policy. Prior to her work at BASF, she was a policy advisor at the European Parliament, responsible for EU international trade. She also has experience working for the Polish Government and the European Commission (DG Trade). Hanna holds a master’s degree in European Political and Administrative Studies from the College of Europe (Bruges) and studied in France, China and Poland. Sustainability is at the core of BASF’s purpose: “We create chemistry for a sustainable future.” Sustainable development is a broad term that can be interpreted in different ways and is used in various contexts. To ensure sustainability is strategically embedded into the company as a significant growth driver, it is important to have a common understanding of sustainability for BASF. So, what does it mean exactly for BASF and for each individual employee? To ensure sustainability is strategically embedded into the company as a significant growth driver, it is important to have a common understanding of sustainability for BASF. Following a series of employee and management discussions, BASF developed a definition based on the United Nations’ definition (see caption). BASF defines sustainability as balancing economic success with social and environmental responsibility, both today and in the future. BASF’s common understanding of sustainability shows how the company contributes to a sustainable future. Based on BASF’s purpose “We create chemistry for a sustainable future”, we want to contribute to a world that provides a viable future with enhanced quality of life for everyone. But is there a way to measure this? And here we come to the topic Hanna will talk about: the “Value to Society” approach. BASF has developed this new method with external experts to perform the first monetary assessment of the economic, ecological, and social impacts of its business activities along the value chain. She will explain what the approach is about, why we apply it and how we do it.

Agenda

19:00 Online welcome

19:30 Keynote speech

20:45 Online networking

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