Chrysler Group Recognizes BASF at Supplier Awards Ceremony
BASF Named Supplier of the Year for Sustainability and Diversity
WYANDOTTE, MI -- (Marketwired) -- 06/26/13 -- BASF was named
Supplier of the Year for extraordinary performance in the areas of
Sustainability and Diversity Supplier Development by Chrysler Group
The Sustainability award recognizes BASF's long-term commitment to
environmental, social and economic sustainability and for being a
leader throughout the industry. In addition, the award acknowledges
BASF for actively mentoring and coaching other companies in
sustainability, and incorporating corporate responsibility throughout
their processes and products.
The Diversity Supplier Development award recognizes BASF for
exceeding the 2012 diversity goal and ending with a "green" status
two years in a row. In addition, BASF was commended for hosting
annual minority/women business enterprise events with an established
strategy of purposeful inclusion.
"Chrysler is pleased to honor suppliers who embrace philosophies
focused on social and environmental responsibility, and overall
cost-effectiveness to deliver total value for our customers," said
Bill Hall, Director of Sustainability and Business Continuity for
Chrysler Group LLC. "BASF exhibited a focused commitment in these
critical areas, helping us create a more sustainable model for our
"We are honored to be recognized with Chrysler's Supplier of the Year
award for two areas so critical to our collective successes,
Sustainability and Diversity Supplier Development," said Rui Goerck,
Senior Vice President, Mobile Emissions Catalysts. "The awards
demonstrate the tremendous capability of our team to exceed
expectations. BASF is thrilled to be part of the Chrysler team and
looks forward to working together to enable future success." Award
recipients were determined based on an evaluation of each company's
External Balanced Scorecard performance in 2012 -- a rating system
that evaluates supplier performance in areas such as quality,
delivery, cost, warranty and partnership -- coupled with input and
agreement from Chrysler Group senior leadership.
Goerck and Charlene Wall-Warren, Sustainability Director for BASF in
North America accepted the awards on behalf of BASF during Chrysler's
2013 Annual Strategy Meeting and Supplier Awards Ceremony in Auburn
Hills, MI. Sergio Marchionne, Chrysler Group Chairman and CEO, served
as the keynote speaker, and thanked attendees for the role they
played in the company's journey.
To learn more about BASF and our commitment to sustainability and
diversity, click here: www.basf.us
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BASF - The Chemical Company
BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the
North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has
more than 16,600 employees in North America, and had sales of $18.5
billion in 2012. For more information about BASF's North American
operations, visit www.basf.us.
BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company.
Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products
and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic
success with environmental protection and social responsibility.
Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly
every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our
products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring
nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this
contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a
sustainable future. BASF had sales of EUR 72.1 billion in 2012 and
more than 110,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further
information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com.
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