BASF Canada Joins Network for Business Sustainability Leadership Council

BASF Canada joins NBS Leadership Council – a group of non-competing organizations that identify sustainability challenges facing Canadian businesses.

This announcement comes as both organizations participate in GLOBE 2014, North America’s largest international forum on business and the environment, in Vancouver, B.C.

NBS, which is based at Western University’s Ivey Business School, conducts rigorous academic research on the top sustainability challenges identified by its Leadership Council. This information is then used to produce practical, decision-making resources for Canadian business leaders interested in corporate social responsibility (CSR).

“BASF is developing solutions to address the current and future needs of society – but we cannot do it alone,” said Carles Navarro, President of BASF Canada. “The achievement of a sustainable future is dependent on collaboration across industries and along the entire value chain. The NBS Leadership Council provides a forum for us to engage in a dialogue with a diverse group of industry leaders about important sustainability issues. We look forward to working with other members of the Council to identify best practices and respond to priority challenges.”



BASF’s commitment to sustainability is reflected in the company’s purpose statement: “We create chemistry for a sustainable future.” For BASF, sustainability means combining long-term oriented economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, the company provides sustainable solutions for customers in nearly every industry.

“BASF’s sustainability leadership in the chemical industry will bring a unique and valuable perspective to the Leadership Council,” said Tima Bansal, Executive Director of NBS. “This cross-sector collaboration among leading sustainable organizations is key to producing frame-breaking ideas that change management practice and create new sustainable business models.”

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