Excellence in corporate responsibility

BASF Coatings earns Ford World Excellence Award

Muenster/Florham Park, (PresseBox) - For BASF Coatings achieving good results in its environmental and social performance is a strategic key to sustainable success. Now, the company has received a Ford World Excellence Recognition of Achievement Award in the area of Corporate Responsibility. BASF Coatings is one of Ford's top international suppliers that have been awarded this special recognition at the carmaker's tenth annual World Excellence Awards ceremony.

"We are deeply honored to have received this award for excellence in corporate responsibility," said Ed Guerrini, Global Ford Account Manager for BASF. "I have personally experienced the true commitment employees of BASF Corporation have toward corporate responsibility, and it is very gratifying to know that this commitment is acknowledged by our customer, Ford Motor Company."

A Recognition of Achievement has been presented to suppliers that improve customer satisfaction by leading key initiatives: New Consumer-Focused Technology, Ford Warranty Reduction Program, Corporate Responsibility and Diversity and Community Service.

BASF has long been a supplier of products to Ford Motor Company. As the largest global chemical supplier to the automotive industry, BASF supplies the automotive industry with chemicals that help make automobiles better from the exterior to the powertrain and from the interior to the chassis.

BASF Coatings GmbH

BASF Coatings, the Coatings Division of the BASF Group, develops, produces and markets a high-quality range of innovative automotive OEM coatings, automotive refinishes and industrial coatings as well as decorative paints. BASF has significant market positions in the Coatings sector in Europe, North America, South America and the Asia/Pacific region. In 2007 BASF Coatings achieved global sales of almost 2.6 billion euros. The internet address of BASF Coatings is www.basf-coatings.com

About BASF
BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from oil and gas to chemicals, plastics, performance products, agricultural products, and fine chemicals. As a reliable partner, BASF helps its customers in virtually all industries to be more successful. With its high-value products and intelligent solutions, BASF plays an important role in finding answers to global challenges such as climate protection, energy efficiency, nutrition, and mobility. BASF has more than 95,000 employees and posted sales of almost €58 billion in 2007. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com.

BASF has been a committed partner to Greater China since 1885. It is one of the biggest foreign investors in the Chinese chemical industry. The company currently has more than 6,000 employees and operates 23 BASF wholly owned subsidiaries and 10 BASF joint ventures. In 2007, BASF achieved sales of about €4.4 billion in Greater China. For further information, please visit www.greater-china.basf.com.

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