BASF receives Honda of America’s Waste Stewardship award

HUNTSVILLE, AL, November 28, 2018 – BASF’s facility in Huntsville, Alabama received the Green Excellence Recognition in Waste Stewardship Award by Honda of America Manufacturing. The award recognizes BASF’s continuous and innovative efforts toward sustainability by significantly reducing production waste and achieving a Zero Waste to Landfill validation from UL. Less than 0.2 percent of waste goes to the landfill at the production facility.

“Through its environmental recognition program, Honda encourages all suppliers to achieve excellence in the areas of energy efficiency, pollution prevention, conservation of natural resources, waste reduction and water management,” said Alissa Yakali, Honda Sustainability Manager. “It’s fulfilling and enlightening to see how our suppliers are benefiting communities by working to reduce their environmental footprint.”

Between 2016 and 2017, the Huntsville facility reduced trash by over 67 tons, diverted an additional 114 tons of waste from going to a landfill, increased recycling by 113 tons, and increased the direct reuse of waste materials by over 106 tons. The new cooling water tower reduces the facility’s water consumption by 200,000 gallons a year. Additional sustainability practices implemented include the reuse of packaging, working with external vendors to recycle and reclaim metals and plastics, and grinding down broken pallets to use as mulch across the site.

“Huntsville is a showcase site that demonstrates every day how to achieve more sustainable manufacturing and environmental stewardship,” said Dirk Demuth, BASF Senior Vice President, Mobile Emissions, Catalysts Division. “Thanks to hard work and collaboration by the team, this is the first BASF facility and the only manufacturing facility in the Southeast currently validated to UL’s Zero Waste to Landfill standard.”

For more information about BASF in Alabama, visit www.basf.us/alabama.

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Suggested caption: BASF’s site in Huntsville recently received Honda of America’s Green Excellence recognition in Waste Stewardship Award at the Sustainability Conference.

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BASF’s Catalysts division is the world’s leading supplier of environmental and process catalysts. The group offers exceptional expertise in the development of technologies that protect the air we breathe, produce the fuels that power our world and ensure efficient production of a wide variety of chemicals, plastics and other products, including advanced battery materials. By leveraging our industry-leading R&D platforms, passion for innovation and deep knowledge of precious and base metals, BASF’s Catalysts division develops unique, proprietary solutions that drive customer success. Further information on BASF’s Catalysts division is available on the Internet at www.catalysts.basf.com

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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 18,200 employees in North America and had sales of $17.9 billion in 2017. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit www.basf.com.

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The more than 115,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into four segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of more than €60 billion in 2017. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (BAS). Further information at www.basf.com.

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