|2021-03-02 来源： 中国石化新闻网|
中国石化新闻网讯 据ICIS网站2月26日消息 德国化工巨头巴斯夫（BASF）首席执行官周五表示，由于中国业务健康，以及其他地区第四季度需求强劲，该公司在2020年的表现好于其自己的预测，抵御了新冠病毒带来的经济冲击。
王磊 摘译自 ICIS
BASF calls for pragmatism on EU green plans as Q4 profits surge
BASF performed better than its own forecasts had predicted in 2020, resisting the economic onslaught brought about by the pandemic, on the back of healthy operations in China and robust Q4 demand in other regions, the CEO of the German chemicals major said on Friday.
Martin Brudermuller, who is also the president at Europe-wide chemicals trade group Cefic, noted that BASF is paying great attention to the EU’s proposed new chemicals regulations and the Green Deal that aims to decarbonise the economy.
The EU must change its industrial policy but exercise care in not harming the competitiveness of the chemicals sector, he said, or risk what the industry calls ‘carbon leakage’: producers leaving Europe to set up operations in other jurisdictions with less stringent regulations.
BASF is committed to carbon neutrality, he said, and that is why its focus on battery production – key for transport electrification – will continue unabated.
Batteries and its large-scale chemicals complex in Guangdong, China, will be the focus on capital expenditure (capex) going forward, said the CEO, speaking to reporters from BASF’s headquarters in Ludwigshafen, Germany.