BASF response letter

Friday, 12/4/2020
Dr. Matthias Dohrn

Dear Ms. DeLuca, dear Mr. Sulyandziga,
Thank you for your letter. We appreciate civil society concerns as important support of our sustainability due diligence management. As you mentioned, BASF is strongly committed to fostering a responsible and
sustainable battery materials supply chain.

Nornickel has experienced severe environmental incidents and has a legacy to tackle. Nornickel is aware of this, having acknowledged its responsibility in numerous statements, among others, most recently at its Capital Markets Day on 1st December 2020.

What counts in our view, based on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, is the willingness of a company to work towards sustainability. We encourage this through our demand for continuous improvement as part of our sustainability expectations.