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BASF Personal Care Sites Obtain Good Manufacturing Practice Certification for Cosmetic Ingredients

Worldwide more than 20 BASF production sites for personal care ingredients fulfill the criteria for the Good Manufacturing Practice standard of the European Federation for Cosmetic Ingredients.

Düsseldorf-Holthausen is the largest site worldwide for the production of ingredients for the BASF personal care business and one of more than 20 EFfCl GMP-certified BASF sites for personal care. / BASF

Since 2013, more than 20 production sites of BASF's personal care business worldwide have been awarded EFfCI Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certification by the internationally accepted certification body SGS. This includes Düsseldorf-Holthausen, the largest site worldwide for the production of ingredients for the BASF personal care business, which was recertified at the end of last year.

The certification confirms that the sites meet the strict requirements of e.g. product quality and hygiene standards during manufacturing processes. In addition, BASF has qualified significant parts of its supply chain for the personal care business according to the EFfCI GMP standard. In a second step, set to be concluded in 2021, BASF plans additional audits to further increase quality and transparency along the value chain.

"The personal care market is consumer driven showing a clear trend towards higher quality standards. The consumer demand for personal care products containing safe and high-quality ingredients is increasing steadily. This EFfCI GMP certification is crucial for our customers, and therefore a key priority for us. We are determined to keep meeting the highest standards for personal care around the globe," said Xavier Susterac, Senior Vice President Personal Care Europe.

The EFfCI GMP guideline for cosmetic ingredients provides consistent and reliable information to manufacturers of cosmetic and personal care products. This will help to reduce the number of individual site audits by building trust regarding the implementation of additional quality requirements defined according to EFfCI. The standard is established and regularly adapted to market needs. EFfCI is a European industry association that was founded in the year 2000 and represents the collective interests of more than 100 manufacturers of cosmetic ingredients in Europe.

​BASF Pioneers Fashion Revolution with Seven Crash and San Fang at New York Fashion Week

Showcase of futuristic urban streetwear made with BASF's innovative material solutions.

Originally Published by BASF.

Fashion label Seven Crash unveiled its innovative 'Quantus' collection of unlimited possibilities with its futuristic urban streetwear outfits at the Autumn/Winter New York Fashion Week 2019. The collection, designed in collaboration with chemical company BASF and downstream fabric maker - San Fang, pushes the boundaries in fabric innovation to enable fashion-forward designs and functionality.

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BASF Recognized as Global Leader in Corporate Climate Action and Water Security

BASF's climate strategy contributes to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 13 "Climate Action."

Originally Published by BASF.

The international organization CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) has awarded BASF a top A rating in the 2018 Climate Change List. Each year, more than 7,000 companies disclose the environmental impacts, risks and opportunities associated with their business activities to CDP for an independent assessment. CDP represents more than 650 investors with over $87 trillion in assets and 115 major purchasing organizations with $3.3 trillion in purchasing power. BASF has participated in CDP's program for reporting on data relevant to climate protection since 2004.

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BASF Co-Founds Global Alliance to End Plastic Waste

Nearly 30 companies from the plastics and consumer goods value chain commit over $1.0 billion to help end plastic waste in the environment.

BASF has co-founded a global alliance of nearly 30 companies to advance solutions that reduce and eliminate plastic waste in the environment, especially in the ocean.

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Protected Space for BASF-Employees with Business Idea: The Chemovator

BASF complements existing innovation landscape with a business incubator in Mannheim.


12 – 24 – 35: These are the most important figures of the Chemovator, the newly founded incubator of BASF.

Up to 12 dynamic Venture Teams have up to 24 months to bring their innovative and chemistry related business ideas to the market. Since August 2018, all BASF employees with ambition to explore entrepreneurship find a new home in the Industriestraße 35 in Mannheim. The Chemovator complements the existing innovation landscape of BASF and grants access to new business segments and growth.

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BASF Starts Production of its Fungicide Innovation Revysol

World's first production site for Revysol is in Hannibal, Missouri.

Originally Published by BASF.

BASF has started production of its latest fungicide innovation Revysol® at its site in Hannibal. With this new active ingredient, BASF will provide farmers worldwide with a new tool to ensure healthy, disease-free crops for a longer period of time and will strengthen its leading position in fungicides. Revysol is the first fungicide to be produced at the site in Hannibal. Pending regulatory approval, first market introductions are expected for the 2019/2020 season.

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BASF's New Strategy Aims for Both Profitable and CO2-Neutral Growth

Growth above global chemical production targeted, driven by high attractiveness for customers.

Originally Published by BASF.

"With our new strategy, we are setting BASF on a course for growth," said Dr. Martin Brudermüller at the presentation of BASF's new strategy in Ludwigshafen. The Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors highlighted the positive developments in recent years: "Since 2012, our income from operations before depreciation, amortization and special items has grown on average by 8% per year, considerably faster than the 3% increase in fixed costs per year." BASF's earnings growth thus also outpaced the 3.7% annual increase in global chemical production. Moreover, there was strong development in free cash flow in recent years and a high return on capital employed (ROCE), most recently 15.4%. Above all, the new strategy aims to grow sales and volumes.

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