SOUTHFIELD, MI – BASF received the Honda Corporate Citizenship award, presented each year to suppliers that show an exceptional commitment to social responsibility and leadership in the areas of health and safety, diversity, community involvement, ethics and compliance, human rights, and the environment.

The BASF Automotive Coatings headquarters in Southfield, MI, was the focus of Honda’s recognition and is the first formulated products supplier to receive this award. BASF demonstrates its corporate citizenship through its Responsible Care program, employee involvement in site safety programs and activities, as well as extensive community involvement with local schools and charitable programs such as the annual sponsorship of the Children’s Center in Detroit and the Reading Buddy program with Southfield Public Schools.

“This award recognizes the commitment that BASF has for safety, sustainability and to our community,” said Karen Cummins, BASF Southfield Site Manager. “Honda has 682 suppliers. Only 64 received any type of award and we were one of two to receive the Corporate Citizenship Award.”

The award was presented to BASF at the company’s Southfield location where more than 200 employees were recognized for their commitment to ensuring a safe and healthy work environment.