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Sustainability in Canada

We create chemistry for a sustainable future

Through science and innovation-driven thinking, BASF enables customers from every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. We take pride in successfully combining economic success with environmental protection strategies and social responsibility.

Through our partnerships and various initiatives in Canada we contribute to a world that provides a viable future with an enhanced quality of life for everyone.

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Want to learn how to launch a plastics circularity pilot? 

Check out How to Launch a Plastics Circularity Pilot Industry Playbook developed by the Enabling a Circular Economy for Plastics Working Group, a collaborative initiative of Canadian industry co-chaired by BASF Canada and Global Compact Network Canada

Check out BASF Canada's first ever Sustainability Communiqué. Learn more about our 2019 sustainability initiatives.


BASF Corporate Reporting 2019

As a subsidiary of BASF SE, BASF Canada reports globally in our integrated global report. Click to view our 2019 report which includes information on our economic, environmental and social performance. 

Value to Society Results

BASF has developed a new method with external experts to perform the first monetary assessment of the economic, ecological, and social impacts of its business activities along the value chain: the “Value to Society” approach.

We want to measure the value proposition of our actions along the entire value chain, aware that our business activities are connected to both positive and negative impacts on the environment and society. 

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Project reciChain

In response to one of the most pressing environmental challenges – plastic waste, BASF launches pilot platform reciChain. 

Value Balancing Alliance

BASF is a founding member of the Value Balancing Alliance, which aims to change the way companies report on their performance by introducing a global measurement that integrates sustainability into financial reporting. The result: a more holistic view of corporate activity – one that combines financial performance and contribution to society.

Together with Value Balancing Alliance, BASF Canada is leading the discussion with financial institutions, pension funds, and major asset owners in Canada to explore the potential of establishing a Canadian chapter of the Value Balancing Alliance. 

Check here the roundtable conversation between Marcelo Lu, President of BASF Canada; Christian Heller, CEO of Value Balancing Alliance; Toby Heaps, CEO of Corporate Knights, and Ambassador Sabine Sparwasser, among other experts.

BASF Canada Sustainable Development Goals

Learn about the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and how BASF Canada is working to advance them.

BASF Canada is awarded for its commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

BASF Canada accepted the award for the Large Enterprise Category

Sustainable Solution Steering

Our customers have been taking a greater interest in the business contribution to sustainability over the past decades and we are committed to understanding these evolving expectations. By identifying key drivers and challenges in a variety of industries, we are able to assess the sustainability contribution of each of our products in its specific application.
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UN Sustainable Development Goals

BASF contributes to a sustainable future with its innovations. We support the United Nations in the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which create the framework for sustainable business practices at the economic, social and environmental levels.

BASF Canada reduces its carbon footprint with Bullfrog Power’s green electricity

Through this partnership, BASF has not only significantly reduced its carbon footprint - saving 6,185 tonnes in carbon emissions since 2018 - it has also been part of Bullfrog’s support of community-owned renewable energy projects across Canada. 
Members of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste

BASF co-founded global Alliance to End Plastic Waste in January 2019

The Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW) is made up of nearly thirty major global companies. They have committed over $1.0 billion with the goal of investing $1.5 billion over the next five years to develop, deploy and bring to scale solutions that will minimize and manage plastic waste and promote post-use solutions.
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The sky is the limit for Hiawatha’s citizens as community hub goes solar

The Hiawatha First Nation celebrated a new solar installation on the Old Railroad Stop, the community’s flagship business and gathering place. The 22-kilowatt (kW) installation is made possible through support from BASF and Bullfrog Power, Canada’s leading renewable energy provider.
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BASF Canada is a signatory of the Oceans Plastics Charter

We recognize the important role that plastics play in our economy, as well as the importance of taking urgent action to address the threat of marine plastic litter. We are committed to taking a lifecycle approach to plastics stewardship on land and at sea. On this basis, we commit to the advancement of the objectives and commitments of the Ocean Plastics Charter within our respective jurisdictions and area of influence. 

Contact Form: BASF Canada Sustainability  

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