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Award-winning coating technology from BASF improves energy efficiency of vehicles
Award-winning coating technology from BASF improves energy efficiency of vehicles

1 year ago - BASF’s Coatings division has won the internationally coveted iF Design Award in the category “Automobiles/Vehicles” for its functional paint technology for passive temperature management. The jury of the iF Design Award honored the specific properties of the paint system and its design potential for mobility of the future – a successful combination of functionality and design. The prize was presented during the iF Design Award Night at “BMW Welt” in Munich.

BASF joins the World Plastics Council
BASF joins the World Plastics Council

1 year ago - BASF joined the World Plastics Council (WPC), a global organization of key leaders in the plastics industry. The WPC promotes industry topics of global relevance like the responsible use of plastics, efficient waste management and solutions to marine littering.

Newsweek Names L’Oréal, Unilever, CVS 2017's Top Corporate Sustainability Performers
Newsweek Names L’Oréal, Unilever, CVS 2017's Top Corporate Sustainability Performers

1 year ago - Newsweek has released the results of its 2017 Global 500 Green Rankings, an annual assessment of the sustainability performance of the largest publicly-traded companies in the US and the world by revenue. This year, beauty giant L’Oréal came out on top, ranking as the top-performing global company and best performing personal products company.

Conserving resources with EPS food packaging
Conserving resources with EPS food packaging

1 year ago - BASF’s customer Schaumaplast GmbH & Co.KG, an internationally active manufacturer of molded parts made from particle foams, is now offering packaging made from biomass-balanced Styropor®. The Styropor MB used is the first EPS (expandable polystyrene) on the market to be produced using BASF’s biomass balance approach. Following special balancing, the TÜV SÜD-certified method can be used to replace the fossil resources needed to manufacture Styropor entirely with renewable resources right at the start of the production process. Each biomass balance product thus helps to conserve fossil resources and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The formulation and quality of Styropor MB is unchanged compared to its fossil counterpart.

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New BASF Rice Knowledge Center to help farmers in Asia boost yields and reduce emissions
New BASF Rice Knowledge Center to help farmers in Asia boost yields and reduce emissions

1 year ago - BASF inaugurated a new Rice Knowledge Center at its Agricultural Research Station in Bay, Laguna, Philippines. The new facility centralizes BASF’s global expertise in rice cultivation, and supports the delivery of enhanced agronomic and technical support to farmers seeking to increase productivity more sustainably. “Rice is the staple food of more than half the world’s population, and farmers have an extraordinary challenge to meet growing demand for rice, while minimizing the impact to the environment,” said Gustavo Palerosi Carneiro, Senior Vice President, Crop Protection, Asia Pacific, BASF. “The new BASF Rice Knowledge Center will enable us to share the latest technologies and best practices with growers, so that we can drive further innovation in rice production.”

What Is Your Company’s True Value to Society? The Answer Might Surprise You
What Is Your Company’s True Value to Society? The Answer Might Surprise You

1 year ago - While carbon emissions and water and energy efficiency are top-of-mind concerns for companies keen on reducing the environmental impacts of their products, a sustainable future can’t be achieved without considering chemistry — the foundation upon which countless products are built. We’ve already begun to see progress on this front, with an increasing number of companies embracing better chemicals management practices.

AT&T, BASF, Cabot, HPE and More Show #NewMetrics in Action
AT&T, BASF, Cabot, HPE and More Show #NewMetrics in Action

1 year ago - While measurement, disclosure and other forms of engagement were the dominant themes yesterday, day two of New Metrics ’17 saw brands, NGOs and solution providers digging deeper to reveal practical applications and concrete findings from where the rubber meets the road in the world of sustainability metrics. The design and implementation of a Sustainable Product Optimization Tool By Anna Shugoll

Beauty Industry Leaders Partner with EcoVadis to Launch Responsible Beauty Initiative
Beauty Industry Leaders Partner with EcoVadis to Launch Responsible Beauty Initiative

1 year ago - In an effort to accelerate improvement on ethical social and environmental performance throughout the beauty supply chain, Clarins, Coty, Groupe Rocher, L’Oréal and EcoVadis have launched the Responsible Beauty Initiative (RBI).

Cutting-Edge Business Performance Metrics Revealed at Sustainable Brands New Metrics ‘17
Cutting-Edge Business Performance Metrics Revealed at Sustainable Brands New Metrics ‘17

1 year ago - Leading research, breakthrough tools, and new reports unveiled by BASF, Dell, Thomson Reuters and others in Philadelphia SAN FRANCISCO, November 13, 2017 – Members of the Sustainable Brands® community gather in Philadelphia to kick off the 7th annual New Metrics conference. More than 300 global senior executives are convening today through Nov 15th to unveil cutting-edge corporate practices that will enable brands to identify and measure entirely new forms of business risk and value.

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BASF supports sustainable success of young spray painters
BASF supports sustainable success of young spray painters

1 year ago - Identifying the exact color code, mixing paint to match the original color and shade, preparing the car body, and finally applying the coating – at the 44th edition of WorldSkills, the world championship of apprenticeships, 26 spray painters proved that automotive refinishing is a highly complex trade. During the finals in Abu Dhabi, the participants in the Car Painting category presented their skills to a professional jury which was impressed by the accuracy and technical know-how of the finalists. After an exciting competition, the gold medal went to Yingcheng Jiang from China. Silver went to Daryl Head from the UK while Maurus von Holzen from Switzerland, Jonas Heinze from Germany and Enzo Barragato from France won bronze medals.

From Niche to New Normal: Scorecards Enabling Holistic Shifts to Sustainable Product Portfolios
From Niche to New Normal: Scorecards Enabling Holistic Shifts to Sustainable Product Portfolios

1 year ago - Shifting an entire product portfolio to align with an ambitious sustainability strategy is no small feat. Even those considered leaders in corporate sustainability are still refining their approach. This session on day two of SB'17 Copenhagen explored how sustainability scorecards have been developed and used to support product innovation processes for sustainability at several major brands. In introducing the session, Eric Mugnier of EY France set the scene: Companies are increasingly expected to bring sustainable solutions to market through innovating and preferentially investing in products that are good for life.

The Role of Communication in Shifting Away from Fossil-Based Supply Chains
The Role of Communication in Shifting Away from Fossil-Based Supply Chains

1 year ago - Consumer demand for more socially and environmentally responsible products continues to rise, a trend that is increasingly putting pressure on companies to embrace materials and processes with less pronounced impacts. The business case is clear — act now or risk falling behind — yet the road to sustainability is not so cut and dry. Adopting innovative methods and exploiting new business opportunities while making them understandable and attractive to customers is a considerable challenge.

Sustainable Brands Allures Global Brand Leaders to Copenhagen Conference
Sustainable Brands Allures Global Brand Leaders to Copenhagen Conference

1 year ago - BASF, Danone, SC Johnson, UPS and others share research, tools and insights at SB’17 Copenhagen  

Unilever, L’Oréal Raise the Bar on Corporate Climate Action, Topping CDP's A-List
Unilever, L’Oréal Raise the Bar on Corporate Climate Action, Topping CDP's A-List

1 year ago - Global environmental disclosure platform CDP has released the results of its annual tracker of how the largest, most environmentally impactful companies are responding to climate change.

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CDP: Chemical Companies Must Do More to Meet Paris Agreement Goals
CDP: Chemical Companies Must Do More to Meet Paris Agreement Goals

1 year ago - Despite making progress on climate risks, the chemical industry is failing to meet the goals outlined by the Paris Agreement, says a new report by CDP.

Larta Institute Scores Contract for DOE Commercialization Assistance Program
Larta Institute Scores Contract for DOE Commercialization Assistance Program

1 year ago - Earlier this week, the Larta Institute, an accelerator for small businesses and startups in science-based innovation, announced that its subsidiary, Larta Inc. has been awarded an exclusive contract by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) to manage its national Commercialization Assistance Program (CAP) for as many as 450 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I and II awardees per year beginning in September 2017. The DOE granted over $224 million to SBIR recipients in 2016.

Global Battery Alliance Aims to Eliminate Human, Environmental Toll of Global Battery Supply Chain
Global Battery Alliance Aims to Eliminate Human, Environmental Toll of Global Battery Supply Chain

1 year ago - A coalition of businesses, international organizations and NGOs have banded together to put an end to the social and environmental impacts driving the growing trade in batteries for smartphones, gadgets, electric vehicles and renewable energy storage systems. Launched at the World Economic Forum Sustainable Development Impact Summit 2017, the Global Battery Alliance aims to create a responsible value chain for the battery market powering the technology and clean energy revolution.

EU Launches Tool to Embed Circularity, Sustainability into Built Environment
EU Launches Tool to Embed Circularity, Sustainability into Built Environment

1 year ago - The European Commission has launched the pilot of a new framework for sustainable buildings in partnership the World Green Building Council.

BASF, bse Engineering Team Up to Transform CO2, Excess Current Into Valuable Raw Materials
BASF, bse Engineering Team Up to Transform CO2, Excess Current Into Valuable Raw Materials

1 year ago - BASF and bse Engineering have signed an exclusive joint development agreement for BASF to provide custom catalysts for a new chemical energy storage process. The process will enable the economically viable transformation of excess current and off-gas carbon dioxide into methanol in small-scale delocalized production units.

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BASF introduces first new class of public health insecticide for malaria prevention in more than 30 years
BASF introduces first new class of public health insecticide for malaria prevention in more than 30 years

2 years ago - BASF has received a recommendation from the World Health Organization (WHO) for Interceptor® G2, a long-lasting insecticide-treated mosquito net (LN) based on chlorfenapyr. Chlorfenapyr is a completely new insecticide class for combating mosquitoes for public health. This is the first WHO recommendation for a product based on a new insecticide class in more than 30 years.  Working with the Innovative Vector Control Consortium (IVCC) and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in a collaboration lasting over a decade, BASF’s scientists successfully repurposed chlorfenapyr to be effective on mosquito nets and meet stringent WHO performance thresholds for public health.

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