SOURCE: BASF Corporation

October 17, 2013 09:56 ET

BASF Receives Diversity Management Progress Award From DiversityInc

FLORHAM PARK, NJ--(Marketwired - Oct 17, 2013) - DiversityInc last night presented BASF Corporation with the Top Company for Diversity Management Progress Award for 2013 at its Special Awards Event in New York City.

"With strong support from senior leadership, BASF has launched an executive diversity council with goals and metrics; started a formal cross-cultural mentorship program; doubled its resource group participation; and increased purchases from diverse suppliers by 400 percent. BASF is committed to using diversity management as a strategic way to bring innovative solutions to the marketplace," said Luke Visconti, CEO of DiversityInc.

These Diversity Management programs helped BASF to make the Top 50 Companies for Diversity List for the first time in 2013. BASF ranked 31st on the DiversityInc list.

"BASF is working to attract and retain the best people, and to create an inclusive environment in which everyone is valued for their differences," said Patricia Rossman, Chief Diversity Officer, BASF Corporation. "Diversity Management is an essential part of this effort. Receiving this recognition from DiversityInc tells us we are on the right path with the changes that we are implementing."

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DiversityInc recognized BASF Corporation as the Top Company for Diversity Management Progress for 2013.

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Juan Carlos Ordonez, Senior Vice President, Coatings Solutions North America, accepted the award for BASF. He is pictured with members of BASF's Diversity and Inclusion Team including Chief Diversity Officer Patricia Rossman.

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

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

Contact Information

  • For more information contact:

    Susan Jackson
    BASF Corporation
    Tel: (248) 304-5413
    E-mail: Email Contact

    BASF Corporation
    100 Park Avenue
    Florham Park, NJ 07932