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BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Our portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success, social responsibility and environmental protection. Our products and system solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring healthy food and nutrition and helping to improve the quality of life.

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Chemical giant BASF has partnered with Save the Children to develop solutions related to improvement of water accessibility and quality in Mumbai, and livelihoods and food security in the Turkana region of Kenya.

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Chemical giant BASF is on a mission to connect people and ideas in six locations worldwide with the Creator Space™ tour, a yearlong event series aiming to address challenges in the areas of energy, food and water, and urban living. The first stop, in Mumbai, India, will take place from January 16-...

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57 companies, including BASF, Boeing and Ford, have joined the Department of Energy’s new Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Advanced Composites. A consortium of companies, nonprofits and universities led by the University of Tennessee-Knoxville are investing more than $250 million to...

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In the first two parts of this series, we explored the motivations behind creating a sustainability index, and the...

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Among the dizzying array of potentially game-changing innovations on display this week at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, BASF — along with Haier, a global manufacturer of household appliances, and Astronautics Corporation of America — are...

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BASF and recycled cardboard company Schuster have announced they are working on a solution for a combined migration and grease barrier on recycled cardboard.

The biopolymer ecovio® PS 1606 is applied to recycled cardboard in an extrusion coating process. This enables the proportion of recycled paper fibers in...

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Ludwigshafen and Hebertshausen, Germany – December 3, 2014 – BASF and "Feinpappenwerk Gebr. Schuster GmbH & Co. KG" are working jointly on a solution for a combined migration and grease barrier on recycled cardboard. The biopolymer ecovio® PS 1606 is applied to recycled cardboard in an extrusion coating process....

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EnerG2, a Seattle-based company manufacturing advanced carbon materials for next-generation energy storage devices, and BASF, the world’s leading chemical company, today announced a strategic partnership. EnerG2 and BASF entered into a comprehensive collaboration to improve and scale-up the production of EnerG2’s proprietary carbon materials...

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Two-thirds of the world's largest companies are reporting exposure to water risks, some of which have potential to limit growth, according to a new report by CDP. The news comes amid mounting shareholder concern around the business impacts from water scarcity, accessibility and poor water quality.

CDP’s...

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In her opening address Tuesday at SB ’14 London, Sustainable Brands founder KoAnn Skrzyniarz confronted the audience with a challenge: Reimagine what an economy might look like if it was based on trust.

“The big root of the conversation we’ve been having this year is about...

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In September 2014 BASF unveiled a ground-breaking new process the company has developed for evolving its product portfolio based on sustainability criteria. Known ‘Sustainable Solution Steering,’ the method is used to systematically review and evaluate the sustainability aspects of the approximately 50,000 product applications in the company’s...

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Reporting companies find themselves in a colorful landscape of codes, frameworks, indicators. Many of these companies — not only SMEs — are concerned and overburdened by this complexity. Many discussions are summed up with one thing many agree on:  the need for “alignment” of the different frameworks or approaches suggesting principles or...

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  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Deutsche Nanoschicht GmbH establish joint laboratory
  • Research institute and BASF subsidiary cooperating to further develop thin film superconductors

Karlsruhe and Rheinbach, October 29th, 2014 – The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and...

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Recently, DNV GL announced the results of our latest Tomorrow’s ValueTM Rating (TVR), a benchmark of global best practice in sustainability. For the 11th year in a row, we evaluated how well companies understand their risks and opportunities — and how prepared they are to...

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As the likelihood grows for climate change to potentially wreak havoc with seasonal temperatures around the world, it not only has implications for our outdoor environment but indoors, as well: When rooms inside buildings become uncomfortably hot, for example, it can negatively affect the well-being and the performance of those living or...