News Release | May 18, 2016

BASF recognized by the EPA as an outstanding Safer Choice Innovator

FLORHAM PARK, NJ, May 17, 2016

BASF was named a 2016 Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award Winner by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its outstanding achievement in the design, manufacture, and promotion of ingredients used in a range of cleaning and other home care products that carry the Safer Choice label. The award was presented on May 9, 2016 in Washington, D.C.

“As a longtime supporter of the EPA’s Safer Choice Program, BASF continues to grow our portfolio of safer choice ingredients, which is one of the largest of any ingredient supplier,” said Daniele Piergentili, Vice President Regional Business Management, Home Care and Personal Care North America. “Product sustainability is a crucial factor for consumers’ purchasing decisions. BASF’s comprehensive portfolio, evaluated by its proprietary Sustainable Solutions Steering™ methodology, allows our customers to meet their certification requirements and consumer preferences.”

To qualify for the Safer Choice label, a product must meet EPA’s Safer Choice Standard, which includes stringent human and environmental health criteria.

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About BASF´s Care Chemicals division

The BASF division Care Chemicals offers a broad range of ingredients for hygiene, personal care, home care, industrial & institutional cleaning, and technical applications. We are the global leading supplier for the cosmetics industry as well as the detergents and cleaners industry and support our customers with innovative and sustainable products, solutions and concepts. The division’s high-performance product portfolio includes surfactants, emulsifiers, polymers, emollients, chelating agents, cosmetic active ingredients and UV filters. Superabsorbent polymers developed for the full spectrum of hygiene applications complete the range. We have production and development sites in all regions and are expanding our presence in emerging markets.

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About BASF

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has nearly 17,500 employees in North America, and had sales of $17.4 billion in 2015. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 112,000 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 more than €70 billion in 2015. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN).

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