Annual event brings together industry leaders to discuss sustainability and innovation
Submitted by: BASF Corporation
Posted: Jun 10, 2013 – 12:21 PM EST
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Jun. 10 /CSRwire/ - BASF today joined industry leaders from across Canada at the second annual Sustainable Chemistry Summit in Montreal, Quebec. The summit, organized by GreenCentre Canada, runs for three days and brings together more than 150 attendees from across the chemistry industry.
Charlene Wall-Warren, Sustainability Leader for BASF in North America, will participate in the panel session titled “Industry Discovery: What companies are looking for,” and will discuss how BASF is using chemistry and innovation to address the current and future demands of the world’s growing population.
“It is estimated that by 2050 more than nine billion people will live on this planet,” said Warren. “With this growth comes enormous global challenges. Combining sustainability and innovation, companies such as BASF are well positioned to deliver solutions to meet these challenges and as a result meet the needs of future generations.”
Using BASF’s battery materials business as a case study, Warren will discuss the company’s investment in lithium ion battery materials as a means of driving progress for sustainable, accessible electro-mobility.
The 2013 Sustainable Chemistry Summit, presented by GreenCentre Canada focuses on finding ways to connect discoveries with the industries that need them. The intensive three-day conference provides a venue for groups to meet, learn and address the global challenges of sustainability and climate change.
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BASF Canada, located in Mississauga, Ontario is a subsidiary of BASF SE, and an affiliate of BASF Corporation. BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 16,600 employees in North America, and had sales of $18.5 billion in 2012. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit www.basf.us. To find out more about BASF’s activities in Canada visit www.basf.ca or follow us on twitter: www.twitter.com/basfcanada.
BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF posted sales of €78.7 billion in 2012 and had more than 113,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com.
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