BASF holds its Summer Festival in July every year, opening the grounds of the Totsuka Site in Yokohama, where BASF produces and develops automotive coatings. This annual event to promote exchange and communication with the local community attracts over 1,600 visitors. The festivities include stalls planned and managed by BASF employees, performances and games by local children and community groups. This event also includes BASF Kids’ Lab, where more than100 elementary school children experience the fun of creating chemistry.
Site employees take the lead in organizing events at the Summer Festival to promote mutual exchange with the local community, with support from other BASF sites and business units. Additionally, as a part of BASF’s community outreach, the Site Emergency Response Team regularly holds safety activities together with the community and local authorities, including fire drills and other training sessions.