March 26, 2018
United States

BASF named one of Canada’s Top Family-Friendly Employers for 2018

MISSISSAUGA, ON, March 26, 2018 – BASF was named by Mediacorp as one of Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers for 2018, the first time BASF has received this honour.

Mediacorp, the country’s largest publisher of employment periodicals, cited BASF Canada for its comprehensive efforts to help employees balance their family commitments outside work, including 17 weeks parental leave top-up and flexible career development opportunities.

“At BASF Canada we recognize that fostering an environment where everyone feels valued, supported and respected is at the core of our success,” said Terri Howard, Director of Human Resources for BASF Canada. “We provide flexible work options that enable our employees to adapt to the needs of various life stages. Additionally, every employee brings diverse perspectives, experiences and lifestyles that contribute to our unique identity and allow us to innovate in all that we do.”

The competition reviews a range of employment practices and policies, including: maternity, parental and compassionate leave; daycare assistance; reproductive assistance, including fertility drugs and IVF; adoption assistance; paid personal- and earned-days-off programs; flexible work arrangements; and even academic bursaries for employees' children.


About BASF Canada

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, and an affiliate of BASF Corporation. To find out more about BASF’s activities in Canada, visit or follow us on twitter

About BASF

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 18,200 employees in North America, and had sales of $17.9 billion in 2017. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The more than 115,000 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 €64.5 billion in 2017. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (BAS). Further information at


Jimena Lock
Communications Specialist, BASF Canada
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Last Update December 10, 2018