FLORHAM PARK, N.J., June 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The American Chemistry Council (ACC) named BASF Corporation a Responsible Care ® Company of the Year. The award is the highest ACC distinction and annually recognizes outstanding performance and leadership in environmental, health, safety and security.

"Responsible Care exemplifies the chemical manufacturing industry's commitment to working and performing with safety and sustainability as top priorities," said ACC President and CEO Cal Dooley. "ACC is proud to recognize BASF for its leadership and commitment to the safety of our facilities and products and the health of our employees and communities in which we operate."

"Responsible Care is always a priority in every aspect of what we do at BASF," said Wayne T. Smith, Chairman and CEO, BASF Corporation. "Not only does it provide a framework for our environment, health and safety programs - a way to track and measure our success - it imparts a common set of principles and a language to use with our employees, our customers, and our communities. It allows us to understand our roles as individuals, as an industry, and as a global environment so we can follow a common path toward a sustainable future."

The Responsible Care Company of the Year Awards were presented at the annual ACC meeting, held from June 5-7 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. BASF received the award in the large company category. Ethyl Corporation and FMC Corporation won the awards in the small and medium company categories.

BASF also received recognition from the ACC at its 2017 Responsible Care Conference & Expo held earlier this year. The company was presented with awards in the following categories:
  • Initiative of the Year
  • Facility Safety
  • Energy Efficiency Program
  • Significant Improvement in Manufacturing
  • Non-Manufacturing Improvement

A video about the winners of the 2017 Responsible Care Company of the Year Award is available at: https://youtu.be/TIuDWvB6818

More information about BASF and Responsible Care can be found at: www.basf.com/responsiblecare

About BASF

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 17,500 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.
For more information contact: Benjamin RuschBASF CorporationTel: (973) 245-6144E-mail: benjamin.rusch@basf.com

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