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BASF Canada recognized for its work to advance action towards the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

  • The 2020 Canadian SDG Accelerators Awards recognize Canadian companies for their efforts towards SDG implementation
  • Global Compact Network Canada has awarded BASF in the large enterprise category for its commitment to the Sustainable Development Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals

 
Mississauga, ON, Canada, February 10, 2020 – BASF has been recognized for the second year in a row by Global Compact Network Canada as one of the leaders who is driving action towards the SDGs in the Canadian market..

The 2020 Canadian SDG Accelerators Awards recognize businesses and other organisations that are doing exceptional work to integrate and advance action towards the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

In this occasion, BASF has been awarded in the large enterprise category for their commitment to lead the change and support the ‘Sustainable Development Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals’, that encourage and promote effective partnerships for sustainable development.

“BASF’s corporate strategy is geared towards innovation. Partnering with highly innovative companies, organizations, government and academic institutions in Canada allows us to bundle different competencies, develop best practices and work on sustainable products and solutions” said Marcelo Lu, outgoing President of BASF Canada. “We are very grateful to the Global Compact Network of Canada for this recognition that showcases BASF’s multi-stakeholder partnership approach which integrates SDG17 into all that we do. Personally, I hope, in my new capacity as President, to contribute and further enhance the great sustainability foundation and leadership BASF Canada has already built” added Apala Mukherjee, newly appointed President of BASF Canada.

Through its partnerships, BASF has demonstrated the ability for a large enterprise to effectively work in tandem with the Canadian startups' ecosystem to design rapid solutions to sustainability challenges.

The range of sustainability practices implemented by BASF in Canada to contribute to a world that provides a viable future with enhanced quality of life for everyone including:

·         Accelerator product sales

·         Recichain circular economy pilot program

·         Support to the Value Balancing Alliance

·         Renewable energy (RE) partnership with Bullfrog Power

·         Sustainable Customers Leadership Awards Programs

 

About BASF

BASF Canada, headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, has over 1,200 employees at production facilities and offices located across Canada. BASF Canada is a subsidiary of BASF SE, and an affiliate of BASF Corporation. To find out more about BASF’s activities in Canada, visit www.basf.com/ca or follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/basfcanada.

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. More than 117,000 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 six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of €59 billion in 2019. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the U.S. Further information at http://www.basf.com.

Lorena Luján Rubio
Lorena Luján Rubio
Corporate Communications Specialist
BASF Canada
Last Update February 10, 2021