FLORHAM PARK, NJ, October 10, 2017 – BASF Corporation is donating $350,000 to aid with disaster relief in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
The Red Cross and Unidos por Puerto Rico will each receive a $50,000 donation to assist with relief and rebuilding efforts. The company is also making a $250,000 donation to the BASF employee assistance fund. The fund provides financial support to BASF employees in Puerto Rico who have been impacted by the storm.
Employees and their families are also receiving food, water, personal care products, generators and other needed supplies from BASF.
“We stand together with the people of Puerto Rico whose lives have been devastated by the effects of Hurricane Maria,” said Ricardo Morales, Site Director at the BASF facility in Manatí, Puerto Rico. “Providing needed resources to our employees as they endure a long recovery process remains a high priority.”
BASF operates three facilities in Puerto Rico and employs more than 200 people.
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.
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 about €58 billion in 2016. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (BAS). Further information at www.basf.com.