BASF Receives Diversity Management Progress Award From DiversityInc

BASF Receives Diversity Management Progress Award From DiversityInc 
FLORHAM PARK, NJ -- (Marketwired) -- 10/17/13 --  DiversityInc last
night presented BASF Corporation with the Top Company for Diversity
Management Progress Award for 2013 at its Special Awards Event in New
York City.  
"With strong support from senior leadership, BASF has launched an
executive diversity council with goals and metrics; started a formal
cross-cultural mentorship program; doubled its resource group
participation; and increased purchases from diverse suppliers by 400
percent. BASF is committed to using diversity management as a
strategic way to bring innovative solutions to the marketplace," said
Luke Visconti, CEO of DiversityInc.  
These Diversity Management programs helped BASF to make the Top 50
Companies for Diversity List for the first time in 2013. BASF ranked
31st on the DiversityInc list. 
"BASF is working to attract and retain the best people, and to create
an inclusive environment in which everyone is valued for their
differences," said Patricia Rossman, Chief Diversity Officer, BASF
Corporation. "Diversity Management is an essential part of this
effort. Receiving this recognition from DiversityInc tells us we are
on the right path with the changes that we are implementing."  
To learn more about career opportunities at BASF, please visit  
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 DiversityInc recognized BASF Corporation as the
Top Company for Diversity Management Progress for 2013. BASFDiversityTeam.jpg  
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 Juan Carlos Ordonez, Senior Vice President,
Coatings Solutions North America, accepted the award for BASF. He is
pictured with members of BASF's Diversity and Inclusion Team
including Chief Diversity Officer Patricia Rossman. 
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 
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 
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For more information contact: 
Susan Jackson
BASF Corporation
Tel: (248) 304-5413
BASF Corporation
100 Park Avenue
Florham Park, NJ 07932 
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