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BASF

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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As we get closer to my personal favorite among the growing list of Sustainable Brands events — New Metrics, this year in collaboration with the MIT Sloan School of Management — I am finding it hard not to engage complete strangers on the street in excited attempts to share bits and pieces of the...

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In order to better help its customers align environmental and societal considerations with business success, BASF has developed a new process for steering its portfolio based on sustainability criteria. Launched today, the Sustainable Solution Steering method is used to systematically review and evaluate the sustainability aspects of the...

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  • Around 50,000 product applications analyzed using new method
  • More than 20% of BASF products analyzed (by sales) today already make a particular contribution to sustainability

In order to better help its customers align environmental and societal aspects with business success, BASF...

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Sustainable chemical technology company Genomatica has published the results of a major survey of sustainability issues in the mainstream chemical industry that shows the topic is now considered a high priority in the field, with Genomatica itself ranking alongside industry giants such as...

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A group of companies united in the Roundtable for Product Social Metrics today announces the publication of the Handbook for Product Social Impact Assessment, a practical tool for assessing a product’s social impacts throughout its life cycle. The handbook is the...

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Large pieces of paper cover the tables. A few bright sticky notes sprout here and there. Earnest-looking people bent over writing or steeped in conversation ignore their half-eaten lunches. Ideas begin to pop.

It’s lunchtime at Sustainable Brands 2014 and we’ve challenged delegates to come up with a vision and...

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If you are a regular or even semi-regular reader of Sustainable Brands’ digital content, you are likely familiar with our New Metrics (#NewMetrics) events and publications. In case you are new to this topic, the frame around it is fairly straightforward: New Metrics...

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BASF has developed a versatile, high-performance polyamide called Ultramid®, which is derived from renewable raw materials — the company says it replaces up to 100 percent of the fossil-based resources used at the beginning of the integrated...

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This second issue in 2014 of “SD Update – Newsletter Sustainable Development” covers how BASF received the certification of the European Water Stewardship (EWS) standard after Tarragona (Spain) also for its Ludwigshafen site, thus...

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Jeana Wirtenberg knows sustainability is about people. Living, caring human beings – who get things done.

It’s not “green.” Or “eco.” Not goals or dashboards. Not on their own, at any rate. It’s people who make these things actually happen.

Sustainability is people at every level of a business making decisions and working...

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The U.S. government estimates that 27 million people currently live under conditions of slavery. Migrant workers make up the majority at 14.6 million for forced labor. There is increasing pressure on companies to look more closely at the social dimensions of their businesses and the impacts of the products they make for opportunities to lead and...
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While no one has direct-to-consumer communication of sustainability data completely figured out – especially when it comes to complex data such based on LCA or supply chain impacts – this session aims to discuss how brands are prioritizing existing options. Expect substance-rich case studies and valuable insights around ways to weigh competing...
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Finding authentic and effective messengers to lead and communicate the need for sustainable change is as important as the message itself. Few can inspire, convince, and cohere all of a brand's many stakeholders – from employees to supply chain partners to everyday consumers – better than cultural catalysts from show business, sports and politics....
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For over 20 years, PRé has been the metrics solutions partner for first-movers in a variety of industries aiming to create business value from sustainable products. Perhaps best known for their pioneering SimaPRO LCA software, PRé has recently shifted its focus to examine the social impacts of products. We spoke with Renée Morin, president of...