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BASF Receives Honda Corporate Citizenship Award for Commitment to Safety & Sustainability

Published on 2015-09-28. Author : SpecialChem

SOUTHFIELD, MI -- BASF received the Honda Corporate Citizenship award, presented each year to suppliers that show an exceptional commitment to social responsibility and leadership in the areas of health and safety, diversity, community involvement, ethics and compliance, human rights and the environment.

Fig. 1: BASF

The BASF Automotive Coatings headquarters in Southfield, Michigan was the focus of Honda’s recognition and is the first formulated products supplier to receive this award. BASF demonstrates its corporate citizenship through its Responsible Care program, employee involvement in site safety programs and activities, as well as extensive community involvement with local schools and charitable programs such as the annual sponsorship of the Children’s Center in Detroit and the Reading Buddy program with Southfield Public Schools.

“This award recognizes the commitment that BASF has for safety, sustainability and to our community,” said Karen Cummins, BASF Southfield Site Manager. “Honda has 682 suppliers. Only 64 received any type of award and we were one of two to receive the Corporate Citizenship Award.”

The award was presented to BASF at the company’s Southfield location where more than 200 employees were recognized for their commitment to ensuring a safe and healthy work environment.

“BASF exemplifies the positive impact its dedication to health and safety and involvement in its local communities has on not only its employees but everyone in southeast Michigan,” said Scott Morris, Sustainability Unit Manager, Honda North America, Inc.

About BASF’s Coatings division

BASF’s Coatings division develops, produces and markets innovative automotive coatings, automotive refinishes and industrial coatings as well as decorative paints. BASF operates sites in Europe, North America and South America as well as Asia Pacific. Within this network, BASF collaborates closely with customers all over the world. In 2014, the Coatings division achieved global sales of about €3 billion.

About BASF

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 17,000 employees in North America, and had sales of $20.6 billion in 2014. BASF createS chemistry – and have been doing so for 150 years. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As one of the world’s leading chemical companies, we combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, it enables its customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Its products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life.

Source: BASF

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