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BASF

BASF is the world’s leading chemical company. With about 110,000 employees, six Verbund sites and close to 385 production sites worldwide we serve customers and partners in almost all countries of the world. Through new technologies we can tap into additional market opportunities. We conduct our business in accordance with the principles of sustainable development.

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A group of companies united in the Roundtable for Product Social Metrics today announces the publication of the Handbook for Product Social Impact Assessment, a practical tool for assessing a product’s social impacts throughout its life cycle. The handbook is the...

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Large pieces of paper cover the tables. A few bright sticky notes sprout here and there. Earnest-looking people bent over writing or steeped in conversation ignore their half-eaten lunches. Ideas begin to pop.

It’s lunchtime at Sustainable Brands 2014 and we’ve challenged delegates to come up with a vision and...

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If you are a regular or even semi-regular reader of Sustainable Brands’ digital content, you are likely familiar with our New Metrics (#NewMetrics) events and publications. In case you are new to this topic, the frame around it is fairly straightforward: New Metrics...

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BASF has developed a versatile, high-performance polyamide called Ultramid®, which is derived from renewable raw materials — the company says it replaces up to 100 percent of the fossil-based resources used at the beginning of the integrated...

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This second issue in 2014 of “SD Update – Newsletter Sustainable Development” covers how BASF received the certification of the European Water Stewardship (EWS) standard after Tarragona (Spain) also for its Ludwigshafen site, thus...

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Jeana Wirtenberg knows sustainability is about people. Living, caring human beings – who get things done.

It’s not “green.” Or “eco.” Not goals or dashboards. Not on their own, at any rate. It’s people who make these things actually happen.

Sustainability is people at every level of a business making decisions and working...

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The U.S. government estimates that 27 million people currently live under conditions of slavery. Migrant workers make up the majority at 14.6 million for forced labor. There is increasing pressure on companies to look more closely at the social dimensions of their businesses and the impacts of the products they make for opportunities to lead and...
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While no one has direct-to-consumer communication of sustainability data completely figured out – especially when it comes to complex data such based on LCA or supply chain impacts – this session aims to discuss how brands are prioritizing existing options. Expect substance-rich case studies and valuable insights around ways to weigh competing...
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Finding authentic and effective messengers to lead and communicate the need for sustainable change is as important as the message itself. Few can inspire, convince, and cohere all of a brand's many stakeholders – from employees to supply chain partners to everyday consumers – better than cultural catalysts from show business, sports and politics....
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For over 20 years, PRé has been the metrics solutions partner for first-movers in a variety of industries aiming to create business value from sustainable products. Perhaps best known for their pioneering SimaPRO LCA software, PRé has recently shifted its focus to examine the social impacts of products. We spoke with Renée Morin, president of...

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On Thursday, Swiss specialty chemicals giant Clariant announced it is the newest member of “Together for Sustainability” (TfS), a chemical industry initiative founded in...

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Less than a year ago at Sustainable Brands ‘13, leading brand innovators from around the world came together in San Diego for the seventh year to address some of their biggest sustainability challenges. These innovators realize that no brand is an island and many challenges they face are shared by their peers, competitors, suppliers...

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Umicore’s ranking as #1 on the 2013 Global 100 index of most sustainable companies was met with healthy skepticism by social justice advocates and environmental purists. The company’s history as Union Minière du Haut Katanga created devastation that ...

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The American Cleaning Institute (ACI), the nonprofit trade association representing over 120 companies in the US cleaning products industry — including BASF, Clorox, Dow, Novozymes, Method, Seventh Generation, Colgate-Palmolive and Unilever, to name a few — has launched a new voluntary initiative to promote and demonstrate continual improvement...