Chemical Week has named BASF winner of the Best Sustainable Feedstock Initiative award and the Best Sustainable Product award
Chemical Week has named BASF winner of the Best Sustainable Feedstock Initiative award and the Best Sustainable Product award during the Chemical Week’s 2021 Sustainability Awards, which honour chemical producers’ excellence in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) reporting, sustainable product development, and environmental programs.
“We are honoured to be recognised by Chemical Week for being an industry leader in driving sustainable solutions.” said Marcelo Lu, Senior Vice President, Care Chemicals, BASF North America.
“At BASF we are focused on creating the most effective and innovative products for our customers with sustainability and performance at the core.” BASF was selected as a winner of the two awards from among 64 submissions by nearly 40 companies.
The Best Sustainable Feedstock award recognises an important milestone BASF reached on its path toward sustainable palm. In 2020 the company sourced 100 percent of its palm (kernel) oils exclusively from sources physically certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).
The Best Sustainable Product award recognises BASF’s Alkylpolyglucoside (APG) surfactants. Available under the Glucopon brand, APGs are versatile surfactants made from 100 percent natural, renewable, plant-derived feedstock.
These APGs provide outstanding performance and are listed on the U.S. EPA’s Safer Chemical Ingredients List. Glucopon APGs are sulfate free, readily biodegradable and have an excellent eco-toxicological profile.
More information on the Chemical Week 2021 Sustainability Awards and summaries of their accomplishments are available here