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Nutrien, OpenRoad Richmond Auto Body and Sogefi recognized by BASF Canada’s Customer Sustainability Awards Programme

Celebrating its 1st edition, the Customer Sustainability Awards recognize Canadian companies for commitment to sustainability in the automotive, agriculture and personal care sectors 


MISSISSAUGA, ON, March 16, 2021 – BASF Canada has announced the winners of its first Customer Sustainability Awards Programme, which recognizes Canadian businesses demonstrating leadership in building a sustainable future in the automotive, agriculture, personal care, and other sectors.

Three winners have been selected for their innovation capabilities and integration of sustainability goals into their business strategies: Nutrien, the world’s largest provider of crop inputs; OpenRoad Richmond Auto Body, a collision repair services provider; and Sogefi, a leader in the design and manufacture filtration systems and flexible suspension components.

“At BASF, sustainability is at the core of what we do. To drive sustainability and create value to society, we acknowledge the importance of partnering with companies who innovate and integrate sustainability into all that they do,” said Apala Mukherjee, President, BASF Canada. “We have also seen that the pandemic has elevated the significance of sustainability, heightened the importance the circular economy, and required companies to rethinking business models in order to effectively manage environmental, social and governance risks. That is why, at BASF, we wanted to recognize our customers who are making extraordinary efforts on this front, aiming to meet the growing challenges along the value chain.”


2021 Customer Sustainability Awards




Sustainability Champion, SDG Leadership

OpenRoad Richmond Auto Body

Small Business Sustainability Leader


Sustainability Innovation

Special mention

Apollo Health & Beauty Care


SDG Leadership

ChamClad By Chameleon

Small Business Sustainability Leader 

Great Northern Insulation

SDG Leadership

Hain Celestial

Sustainability Champion


Sustainability Innovation

Craftsman Collision

President’s Recognition


The companies were awarded in a virtual ceremony.

An independent third-party assessed participants’ sustainability performance based on the following criteria:

  • Sustainability strategy
  • Sustainability governance
  • Sustainability achievements
  • Alignment with UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Sustainability innovation


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 or follow us on Twitter

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. More than 110,000 employees in the BASF Group contribute 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 2020. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the U.S. Further information at

Lorena Luján Rubio
Lorena Luján Rubio
Corporate Communications Specialist
BASF Canada
Last Update April 1, 2021