TORONTO, ON, September 29, 2017 – BASF was recognized by the Global Compact Network Canada for its outstanding efforts to advance action towards the 17 United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The company received an SDG award in the large organization category.
The awards encourage all Canadian organizations to embed the SDGs in their work and highlight some of the amazing progress that has been made towards solving the pressing environmental, social and economic challenges of our time.
“Through chemistry-driven innovation, BASF enables customers from every industry to meet the current and future needs of society by developing products and solutions that contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life,” said Allison Reynolds, Senior Manager, Corporate Affairs and Sustainability. “With a focus on the communities where we live and operate, BASF actively supports collaboration initiatives across all industries, linking back to our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future.”
BASF received its 2017 SDG Award from Celina Caesar-Chavannes, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Development. Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, Elizabeth Dowdeswell, as well as other members of the Canadian government and senior business leaders were present at the Awards ceremony that took place on September 28.
“Often private sector organizations don’t know where to start or how to explore options to embed the SDGs into their company’s sustainability strategy,” said Helle Bank Jorgensen, President of the Global Compact Network Canada. “The SDG Awards provides an opportunity for those companies to join the discussion and be part of the largest SDG-related initiative in Canada.”
More information on BASF’s sustainability initiatives in Canada are available on the Global Compact Network’s website.
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Suggested caption: BASF employees celebrate Earth Month by plating trees and shurbs in a Mississauga park.
BASF Canada, headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, has approximately 700 employees at 11 production facilities and offices located across Canada. BASF Canada is a subsidiary of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany and an affiliate of BASF Corporation. BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 17,500 employees in North America, and had sales of $16.2 billion in 2016. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit www.basf.us. To find out more about BASF’s activities in Canada, visit www.basf.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. The approximately 114,000 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 €58 billion in 2016. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN). Further information at www.basf.com.