BASF recycling efforts support local non profits
Employees recycle five bins full of electronic items, thousands of soft drink cans, hundreds of newspapers and tons of white paper
MCINTOSH, AL, April 29, 2015 – In a year marking BASF's 150th anniversary, the BASF McIntosh team took their sustainability and Earth Day activities a step further. Nearly 500 employees and resident contractors joined together to collect recyclable items to support local nonprofit organizations.
"Our employees wanted their efforts to positively impact local nonprofit agencies. We take pride in our recycling activities and making a difference in our community," said George Vann, Vice President of the BASF site in McIntosh, Alabama.
The employees collected enough computers, laptops, keyboards, ink and toner cartridges, cables, old computer servers, printers and fax machines to fill up a commercial truck. The electronic items will provide employment opportunities for adults with cerebral palsy who help with the electronic recycling effort. Thousands of soft drink cans were collected to support a local boy scout's troop. Hundreds of newspapers were gathered to help adults with disabilities purchase gifts during the holiday season. The site shreds approximately 20,000 pounds of white paper every year. Shred-It, a paper shredding company, distributes the paper to local recycling agencies.
"It is an honor to receive such gracious support from BASF employees," said Glenn Harger, President and Chief Executive Officer of United Cerebral Palsy of Mobile. "Their involvement and support will allow UCP to grow its electronics and toner recycling program. The number of recycled goods collected provides more employment opportunities for adults with disabilities whose job is to help with our recycling efforts."
"The participants of Boy Scouts Troop 223 truly appreciate the continued support of BASF," said Jonathan Lang, Unit Commissioner. "The funds from the recycled soft drink cans are used to buy equipment such as camp stoves, backpacks, tents, sleeping bags and other essential items for summer camp. Donations like the one from BASF provide camp supplies for scouts and families who simply cannot afford to purchase the items themselves."
"BASF is a generous supporter of the Educational Center for Independence (ECI)," said Denise Taylor, Executive Director of the Educational Center for Independence. "The annual contribution allows us to coordinate special travel arrangements and make improvements to our classrooms. The individuals we serve use the proceeds from the recycled newspapers to purchase gifts during the holiday season. BASF's partnership has a great impact on the individuals that participate in this special program."
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Suggested caption: BASF employees collected five bins full of electronic recycling goods to contribute to United Cerebral Palsy of Mobile. First row from left to right: Bill Napper, Group Leader – Analyzer and Intermediate Testing, George Vann, Vice President of BASF McIntosh, Todd Perkins, UCP Vice President of Programs, Marty Wheeler, UCP Vice President of Administrative Services, Ramon Hoffman, UCP Recyclables Processor and Eric Cash, UCP Special Events Coordinator. Second row left to right: Sean Radcliff, Kellogg Brown & Root, Maurice Ware, Environmental, Health and Safety Team Leader, James Shore, Culture Transformation and Knowledge Management Coordinator, Susan Tomlinson, Environmental, Health and Safety Specialist, Cathy Boyett, Sustainability Coordinator – Light Stabilizer Production Unit, Wiley Schell, Project Engineer, Bill Wiggins, Chemist – Technical Services, Sam Davidson, Light Stabilizer Production Unit Operator and James Singleton, Maintenance Project Engineering Specialist.
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Suggested caption: BASF employees collected thousands of drink cans to contribute to Boy Scouts Troop 223. Pictured from left to right: Sherry Lang, Cub master, Jonathan Lang, Unit Commissioner, George Vann, Vice President of BASF McIntosh, Maurice Ware, Environmental, Health and Safety Team Leader and Willard Law, Scout Master.
Suggested caption: BASF makes annual contribution to the Educational Center for Independence and presents hundreds of newspapers to the organization. First row from left to right: George Vann, Vice President of BASF McIntosh, Denise Taylor, ECI Executive Director and John Weaver, Quality and Logistics Manager. Second row left to right: Roger Hadley, Plant Safety Coordinator, Chrissie James, Maintenance Systems Specialist, Rena Whigham, Site Controller, Bill Napper, Group Leader – Analyzer and Intermediate Testing, Gail Boykin, Human Resources Generalist, Bill Cox, Reliability Engineer and John Zimmerman, Maintenance Manager.
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BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 17,000 employees in North America, and had sales of $20.6 billion in 2014. For more information about BASF's North American operations, visit www.basf.us.
At BASF, we create chemistry – and have been doing so for 150 years. Our portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As the world's leading chemical company, 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 over €74 billion in 2014 and around 113,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com.