FLORHAM PARK, NJ – 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. BASF was selected as a winner of the two awards from among 64 submissions by nearly 40 companies.
“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.”
The Best Sustainable Feedstock award recognizes an important milestone BASF reached on its path toward sustainable palm. In 2020, the company sourced 100% 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% natural, renewable, plant-derived feedstock. These APGs provide outstanding performance and are listed on the U.S. 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 https://chemweek.com/document/show/phoenix/4203412/Winners-for-CWs-2021-Sustainability-Awards-announced.