WYANDOTTE, MI, April 19, 2012 -- Commemorating Earth Day 2012 and its commitment to sustainability and the environment, BASF will host a tree planting ceremony at Bishop Park on Monday, April 23, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. Bishop Park is the main Wyandotte park and is on the Detroit riverfront located on Van Alstyne Street, between Chestnut Street and Vinewood Street.
During the ceremony, BASF management will plant four trees to commemorate Earth Day 2012. Wyandotte residents and visitors are invited to the Earth Day ceremony and tree planting.
“At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future,” said Greg Pflum, Vice President and General Manager, BASF Midwest Hub. “Planting trees in celebration of Earth Day represents our commitment to providing a safe, healthy and sustainable environment for all who live and visit our wonderful city.”
Guests at the tree planting ceremony will be given packages of seeds to plant at home.
BASF’s Wyandotte site spans more than 2,100 acres and hosts multiple business groups, functions and manufacturing plants which produce a variety of urethane and specialty plastics products. The site employs about 1,150 full-time and contract employees.
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BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 16,000 employees in North America, and had sales of $19.9 billion in 2011. 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, social responsibility and environmental protection. Through science and innovation we enable our customers in almost all industries to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and system solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring healthy food and nutrition and helping to improve the quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF posted sales of about €73.5 billion in 2011 and had more than 111,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF is available on the internet at www.basf.com.