FLORHAM PARK, NJ--(Marketwired - Dec 9, 2013) - BASF today announced that it received a 100% rating on the 2014 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey on corporate policies and practices related to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender workplace equality. BASF joins 303 major businesses earning "Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality" status from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
"At BASF, we appreciate the importance of recruiting, developing and retaining top talent from all backgrounds, and providing them with a positive work environment that encourages people to perform at their best," said Nevin McDougall, Senior Vice President, BASF Corporation, and the executive sponsor of ALLchemie, the company's Employee Resource Group supporting LGBT employees and their allies.
Supportive employment practices and benefits, as well as the inclusive efforts of its employee resource groups, contributed to BASF earning this recognition from the Human Rights Campaign. McDougall added, "It is gratifying to see our commitment to all aspects of Diversity and Inclusion has earned BASF recognition as a leader in workplace fairness. BASF deeply understands that workplace equality is a fundamental aspect of fair, smart and inclusive ways of doing business."
For more information on the 2014 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.
BASF - The Chemical Company
BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 16,600 employees in North America, and had sales of $18.5 billion in 2012. For more information about BASF's North American operations, visit www.basf.us.
BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. 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 EUR 72.1 billion in 2012 and more than 110,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com.