FLORHAM PARK, NJ, and GEISMAR, LA, August 26, 2016 – BASF today announced it will donate $250,000 through its BASF Foundation USA to various not-for-profit organizations supporting flood relief and rebuilding efforts in Southern Louisiana.
“Our employees, families and neighbors in Southern Louisiana have been significantly impacted by this unprecedented flooding,” said Tom Yura, BASF Senior Vice President and Geismar Site Manager. “BASF colleagues have been tirelessly working to provide much-needed, immediate relief to our employees and the community and will continue doing so as the rebuilding begins in the days and months to come.”
As part of the direct assistance to its employees impacted by the wide-spread flooding, BASF has established a relief fund for BASF colleagues to make charitable contributions that will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the company.
In addition, BASF is distributing supplies, donating products and coordinating ongoing volunteer support to help employees and the community recover.
BASF operates four sites in Louisiana. Its location in Geismar is the largest BASF manufacturing site in North America. More information about BASF’s operations in Louisiana is available on www.basf.us/louisiana.
BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has nearly 17,500 employees in North America, and had sales of $17.4 billion in 2015. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit www.basf.us.
At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 112,000 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 five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas. BASF generated sales of more than €70 billion in 2015. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN). Further information at www.basf.com.