SOUTHIELD, MI — BASF Corp. has been recognized by the CLEARCorps lead hazard reduction program for the company’s leadership role in the launch and support of a CLEARCorps affiliate program in Detroit.
BASF, through its Coatings & Colorants Division Community Action Group, provided funding to establish CLEARCorps/ Detroit in 1999, and the company continues to support the program financially and with volunteer lead-prevention activities by employees. The award was presented at a National Paint & Coatings Association (NPCA) meeting in Washington, D.C.
CLEARCorps assists individuals and communities in preventing lead hazards through education programs designed to increase awareness of the problems, identifying lead hazards in the home and taking low-cost steps to protect children.
CLEARCorps is a national network with affiliates located throughout the United States, with programs operated by community-based organizations. The CLEARCorps national network office is based at The Shriver Center in Baltimore, a division of the University of Maryland-Baltimore Campus. CLEARCorps was created in 1995 through a partnership between The Shriver Center and the NPCA.