BASF is the pioneer and world leader in high-concentrate omega-3 fatty acids for pharmaceuticals, and holds a leading position in dietary supplements and clinical nutrition categories. Our leadership is built on our global customer reach, our unique R&D capabilities for lipids, omega-3 derivates and development of omega-3 fatty acid formulations, as well as our unrivalled worldwide safety and efficacy data covering over 9 million patient years. Our Omega-3 business, headquartered in Norway and with experts around the globe, are dedicated to developing the world's most effective and proven omega-3 solutions for a longer and healthier life. BASF combines leading science and consumer insights to commercialize breakthrough omega-3 technologies that improve health and save lives every day.
At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 114,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas. BASF generated sales of about €58 billion in 2016. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (BAS).