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Community Outreach

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BASF is committed to being a welcomed member of the communities in which we operate. We have had a long history and commitment to partnering with local organizations that seek to change lives and strengthen the fabric of our society.

Our employees live and work in the local communities too. They raise their families here. Their children go to school here. So we continuously support the generous volunteerism of our employees and encourage them to take an active role in our community to make it an even better place to live and work.

Each year, BASF sites in Louisiana contribute more than $350,000 in charitable donations to a variety of non-profit organizations and our employees volunteer thousands of hours in the community. It is in this spirit that BASF will remain committed to being a leader and an important member of our Louisiana communities.

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Do you know kids’ most popular reaction to chemistry? It’s “Wow!”

In BASF Kids’ Labs, children become scientists. They experiment in a playful manner and learn why and how the world’s marvels work. We believe that science can be seen as a foundation of wonder, and one day these kids will wow us in return. BASF employees volunteer have brought interactive Kids’ Labs to a variety of elementary schools in Ascension Parish. BASF is also a proud sponsor of Kids’ Lab activities at the Louisiana Art & Science Museum. To learn more about BASF Kids’ Lab programming at LASM, click here.

STEM initiatives are focused on all levels of education. Pre – K to college level efforts include:

BASF’s Kids Lab: Partnership with Louisiana Arts and Science Museum – enabling more than 5,000 local students each year to experience hands-on science experiments.

Annual scholarships – High school and college level;

  • $20,000 at LSU
  • $5,000 at Southern
  • $5,000 in local high schools
     

Donations to Louisiana State University

  • $1 million to College of Engineering for BASF Sustainable Living Lab
  • $100,000 to LSU Career Center

Donations to River Parishes Community College

  • $100,000 for new Advanced Technology Center
  • Equipment donation to create physical equipment training facility

Donation to Southern University

  • $25,000 for technology center as part of its Student Career Center.
     

Internship program

  • Host 20+ interns in engineering fields each summer
  • Ongoing internship program with RPCC.  
     

Robotics Team sponsorship and mentorship

  • Mentoring and sponsorship support at Central Middle School
  • Mentoring and sponsorship support of Ascension Robotics High School Team.
  • Mentoring and sponsorship support of LSU’s Formula One Car Team.
     

Participation at career fairs at middle schools, high schools, technical colleges, and universities.

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As our company and community continue to grow, so does our need for professionals in a variety of fields. We are constantly searching for new ideas and fresh minds to join our team. Working with universities and local community and technical colleges, we create relationships with these institutions to help build a pipeline of potential employees and help ensure future professionals succeed.

We also work with academic partners to provide student scholarships, engineering mentorship programs, and hands-on internship at BASF Louisiana sites.  

The BASF Team Chemistry Scholarship Fund aims to recognize students with exceptional academic records and community and campus involvement. To read more about the BASF Team Chemistry partnership with LSU, click here.

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Much like our community outreach, many of our employees are members of industry and parish organizations. BASF is a proud member of the Louisiana Chemical Association, Louisiana Chemical Industry Alliance, Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance, Leadership Ascension and many more.

  • 2013 Most Improved SAFE Award
    Louisiana Chemical Association
    BASF DNT Site

  • 2014 Best in Class SAFE Award
    Louisiana Chemical Association
    BASF Geismar DNT Site
  • 2014 MVP Award-Thomas Yura and David Mihalik
    Louisiana Chemical Association
    BASF Geismar Site

  • Alan Edward Smith
    Louisiana Chemical Industry Alliance
    Craft Workfoce Development Champion