Recognition for Product Stewardship, Environmental Management
Submitted by: BASF Corporation
Posted: Sep 08, 2011 – 12:44 PM EST
BASF was today again included in the DowJones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World). The company received special recognition by the analysts for its sustainability engagement in Genetically Modified Organisms, Product Stewardship, Environmental Management System, Climate Strategy and Risk &Crisis Management. The DJSI World is the most important sustainability index and represents the top 10 percent of the largest 2,500companies in each industry included in the Dow Jones Global Index.
"Our overall objective as the world’s leading chemical company is toalign economic success with environmental and social responsibility.This will ensure our long-term business success. That is why sustainability is a firm part of BASF’s strategy. The listing in the DJSIconfirms that we are on the right path with putting this strategy intopractice", said Dr. Ulrich von Deessen, Climate Protection Officerand head of BASF’s Competence Center Environment, Health & Safety.
BASF shares are included in the DJSI World for the eleventh year insuccession. In 2008, the company led the Dow Jones Sustainability Index as best performing chemical company. The listed companies haveto demonstrate continuous improvement every year with regards to sustainability and are assessed by analysts from Sustainable Asset Management Group (SAM). This year, SAM scrutinized almost 90 criteria. Questions referred to the following group of themes:
Additional information on sustainability at BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com/sustainability.
BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolioranges from chemicals, plastics and performance products to agricultural products, finechemicals as well as oil and gas. As a reliable partner BASF helps its customers invirtually all industries to be more successful. With its high-value products and intelligentsolutions, BASF plays an important role in finding answers to global challenges such asclimate protection, energy efficiency, nutrition and mobility. BASF posted sales of morethan €63 billion in 2010 and had approximately 109.000 employees as of the end of theyear. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London(BFA) and Zurich (AN). Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com.
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