News Release | Nov 23, 2021

BASF honored with two Chemical Week 2021 sustainability awards

FLORHAM PARK, NJ, November 23, 2021 – Chemical Week has named BASF winner of the Best Sustainable Feedstock Initiative award and the Best Sustainable Product award during the Chemical Week’s 2021 Sustainability Awards, which honor chemical producers’ excellence in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) reporting, sustainable product development, and environmental programs.

“We are honored to be recognized by Chemical Week for being an industry leader in driving sustainable solutions.” said Marcelo Lu, Senior Vice President, Care Chemicals, BASF North America. “At BASF we are focused on creating the most effective and innovative products for our customers with sustainability and performance at the core.”

BASF was selected as a winner of the two awards from among 64 submissions by nearly 40 companies.

The Best Sustainable Feedstock award recognizes an important milestone BASF reached on its path toward sustainable palm. In 2020 the company sourced 100 percent of its palm (kernel) oils exclusively from sources physically certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).

The Best Sustainable Product award recognizes BASF’s Alkylpolyglucoside (APG) surfactants. Available under the Glucopon® brand, APGs are versatile surfactants made from 100 percent natural, renewable, plant-derived feedstock. These APGs provide outstanding performance and are listed on the US EPA’s Safer Chemical Ingredients List. Glucopon® APGs are sulfate free, readily biodegradable and have an excellent eco-toxicological profile.

More information on the Chemical Week 2021 Sustainability Awards and summaries of their accomplishments are available at: Sustainability-Awards-announced

About the Care Chemicals division at BASF
The BASF division Care Chemicals offers a broad range of ingredients for personal care, home care, industrial & institutional cleaning, and technical applications. We are a leading global supplier for the cosmetics industry as well as the detergent and cleaner 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. We have production and development sites in all regions and are expanding our presence in emerging markets. Further information is available online at

About BASF
BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has approximately 17,000 employees in North America and had sales of $18.7 billion in 2020. 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. More than 110,000 employees in the BASF Group contribute to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of €59 billion in 2020. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the U.S. Further information at