Hans Engel, Chairman and CEO of BASF Corporation in live interview with Marc Gunther at GLOBE 2014

BASF to showcase sustainable solutions in booth #819

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, March 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Hans Engel, Chairman and CEO of BASF Corporation and Chief Financial Officer, BASF SE, will be featured as the keynote speaker in a live one-on-one interview with Marc Gunther, Co-Chair, Fortune Brainstorm Green, during the opening plenary of GLOBE 2014 in Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday, March 26 at 8:30 a.m.

As an elite level sponsor, BASF will highlight the diversity of its product portfolio and demonstrate how chemistry is enabling customers to meet the current and future needs of society.

In addition to Engel's interview, the company will present innovative solutions for a sustainable future in the trade fair booth #819, where representatives from across industries will host interactive presentations on topics ranging from water preservation to zero-waste.

Two BASF executives will also participate in panel discussions:

  • Charlene Wall-Warren, Sustainability Director for BASF in North America, will discuss "Transformational Sustainability Strategies," on March 26 at 10:45 a.m.
  • Cristian Barcan, Head of Applied Sustainability and SET, for BASF in the Americas and Asia Pacific, will discuss "Emerging Drivers of the Circular Economy," on March 27 at 10:45 a.m.

"BASF's commitment to sustainability is reflected in our company purpose statement: 'We create chemistry for a sustainable future'," said Carles Navarro, President of BASF Canada. "However, sustainability cannot be achieved by any one individual or company; it requires the cooperation and collaboration of many stakeholders, working across industries and around the world. The GLOBE conference provides an excellent platform for sharing best practices and identifying opportunities where we can work together to address global challenges."

The biennial GLOBE series, North America's largest international forum on business and the environment, brings together senior representatives from the public, private and NGO sectors to discuss current trends and showcase innovative solutions to the world's challenges.

For more information about sustainable development at BASF, please visit www.sustainability.basf.com

BASF - The Chemical Company

BASF Canada, headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, is a subsidiary of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany and an affiliate of BASF Corporation, Florham Park, New Jersey. BASF has nearly 17,000 employees in North America, and had sales of $19.3 billion in 2013. For more information about BASF's North American operations, visit www.basf.us. To find out more about BASF's activities in Canada, visit www.basf.ca or follow us on twitter www.twitter.com/basfcanada.

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 about €74 billion in 2013 and over 112,000 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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For further information:

Oleta LaRush, BASF Canada, Tel: (289) 360-6120, Cell: (416) 576-4572, E-mail: oleta.larush@basf.com; John Schmidt, BASF Corporation, Tel: (973) 245-6405, E-mail: john.schmidt@basf.com

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