There was also a host of ideas implemented at the Ludwigshafen Verbund site, which achieved savings of €35.7 million. BASF rewarded its employees at the Ludwigshafen site with €3.1 million in bonuses. Employees of the Crop Protection division were particularly inventive: their suggestions achieved annual net benefits of €5.4 million.
The wealth of ideas presented by employees not only create savings, but often also increase safety in the workplace. One example is the adjustment in the height of a new solid-material filling system, which means that employees no longer have to hoist the sacks to be filled. In addition to the ergonomic improvements, the process has also become more effective: the correct weight can be read more quickly and both containers and sacks can be filled or emptied at the same time.