BASF Canada Joins Network for Business Sustainability Leadership Council

Organizations announce plans for sustainability collaboration at GLOBE 2014
Mar 27, 2014 3:45 PM ET
Press Release

LONDON, ON, and MISSISSAUGA, ON, March 27, 2014 /3BL Media/ - BASF Canada and the Network for Business Sustainability (NBS) announced today that BASF Canada will become the newest member of the NBS Leadership Council – an exclusive group of non-competing organizations that works to identify the sustainability challenges facing Canadian businesses. The announcement comes as both organizations participate in GLOBE 2014, North America’s largest international forum on business and the environment, in Vancouver, B.C.

NBS, which is based at Western University’s Ivey Business School, conducts rigorous academic research on the top sustainability challenges identified by its Leadership Council. This information is then used to produce practical, decision-making resources for Canadian business leaders interested in corporate social responsibility (CSR).

“BASF is developing solutions to address the current and future needs of society – but we cannot do it alone,” said Carles Navarro, President of BASF Canada. “The achievement of a sustainable future is dependent on collaboration across industries and along the entire value chain. The NBS Leadership Council provides a forum for us to engage in a dialogue with a diverse group of industry leaders about important sustainability issues. We look forward to working with other members of the Council to identify best practices and respond to priority challenges."

BASF’s commitment to sustainability is reflected in the company’s purpose statement: “We create chemistry for a sustainable future.” For BASF, sustainability means combining long-term oriented economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, the company provides sustainable solutions for customers in nearly every industry. 

“BASF’s sustainability leadership in the chemical industry will bring a unique and valuable perspective to the Leadership Council,” said Tima Bansal, Executive Director of NBS. “This cross-sector collaboration among leading sustainable organizations is key to producing frame-breaking ideas that change management practice and create new sustainable business models.”

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Media Inquiries:

Jessica Kilcoyne

Network for Business Sustainability

Tel.: (519) 661-2111 x88932



Oleta LaRush

BASF Canada

Tel.: (416) 576-4572



About the Network for Business Sustainability

The Network for Business Sustainability is a Canadian not-for-profit organization that connects thousands of researchers and business leaders worldwide, with the goal of creating new, sustainable business models for the 21st century. NBS receives funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Ivey Business School at Western University, École des Sciences de la Gestion at the Université du Québec à Montréal and industry partners. 


NBS Leadership Council Members

3M Canada, BASF Canada, BC Hydro, Canadian Pacific Railway Limited, The Co-operators Group Limited, Environment Canada, Holcim (Canada) Inc., Industry Canada, International Institute for Sustainable Development, LoyaltyOne Inc., Pembina Institute, Suncor Energy Inc., Target Canada, TD Bank Group, Teck Resources Limited, The Home Depot of Canada Inc., Tembec Inc., Tim Hortons Inc., Unilever Canada Inc., Westport Innovations Inc.


BASF - The Chemical Company

BASF Canada, headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, is a subsidiary of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany and an affiliate of BASF Corporation, Florham Park, New Jersey. 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 To find out more about BASF’s activities in Canada, visit or follow us on

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 about €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