Saori Dubourg is a Member of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE, a position she assumed in May 2017. She is responsible for BASF’s global businesses in Agricultural Solutions, Nutrition & Health, Care Chemicals, and Construction Chemicals. Furthermore, she oversees BASF’s Bioscience Research unit, the startup trinamiX, the region Europe, and the BASF Corporate Sustainability Board.
Saori Dubourg has worked for BASF in various positions since 1996, thereof several years also in the USA, Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong. Her professional experience includes strategy and the management of operational businesses, for example in the fields of Nutrition and Health, Dispersions, Monomers, and Superabsorbers. In addition, she ran the global executive HR department of BASF and was president for Asia Pacific.
In 2018 one priority was the development of the new BASF global sustainability strategy. With its new sustainability strategy, BASF has been awarded a top A rating in the 2018 Climate Change List by the international organization CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) and recognized as a global leader in corporate climate action.
As a member of the Industrial Policy Group of the EU Commission, Saori Dubourg together with experts contributed to a joint industry vision paper for Europe 2030. The report, which was published in June 2019, sets out a vision of European industry in 2030 as a global leader, responsibly delivering value for society, the environment and the economy.
Driving new standards in corporate accounting to incorporate a more holistic view on environmental and societal impact for future business steering, also called ‘Value to Society’, has been one of her major contributions. Saori leads the steering committee of the non-profit organization, Value-Balancing Alliance founded in June 2019. Together with major partners the alliance aims to create a standardized model for measuring and disclosing the environmental, human, social and financial value companies provide to society.
Since January 2020 Saori Dubourg is a member of the German Council for Sustainable Development.
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