Why we need a consistent approach to circularity in the Chemical Industry - (BASF Keynote)

Time & Location

Thursday: 11.30 to 12.00, Stage 1


Thomas BirkManaging Director - BASF plc

About this presentation

A consistent approach to circularity in the Chemical Industry is crucial for resource efficiency, it is a way of achieving policy goals around decarbonisation, waste reduction, etc., as well as securing economic opportunities for the net zero transition. By adopting circular economy principles, the industry can move towards a more sustainable and resilient future.  BASF as the leader in Sustainable solutions is working on a number of fronts to support the drive towards Net Zero.

Speaker Bio:

Thomas Birk studied Business Administration at the Cooperative State University (BA) in Loerrach and Economics at the University of Heidelberg. He began his career at BASF in 2008 as a consultant to Global Strategy and has since worked in diverse project and product management roles culminating in his last role as Head of Product Management for natural food ingredients at BASF Corp in the USA. On returning to Europe in 2021, he took up the position of Managing Director of BASF plc in UK and Ireland.