SOURCE: BASF Corporation

BASF Corporation

BASF Corporation

November 19, 2014 17:30 ET

BASF Earns Top Score in 2015 Corporate Equality Index

Human Rights Campaign Names BASF One of "Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality"

FLORHAM PARK, NJ--(Marketwired - Nov 19, 2014) - BASF announced that it received a 100% rating on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey on corporate policies and practices related to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) workplace equality. BASF joins 366 major businesses earning "Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality" status from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

"At BASF, we place great value on recruiting and developing top talent from all backgrounds, and providing an environment allowing all employees to perform to their full potential," 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 encouraging to see our commitment to all aspects of Diversity and Inclusion has once again earned BASF recognition as a leader in workplace fairness. BASF fully appreciates that equality is a fundamental principle of fair, smart and inclusive ways of doing business."

The 2015 CEI rated 781 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community. BASF's efforts in satisfying all of the CEI's criteria results in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.

For more information on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit

About BASF

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has nearly 17,000 employees in North America, and had sales of $19.3 billion in 2013. For more information about BASF's North American operations, visit

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 about EUR 74 billion in 2013 and over 112,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at

Contact Information

  • For more information contact:

    Kelley P. White
    BASF Corporation
    Tel: (973) 245-6116
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