Chrysler Recognizes BASF's Commitment to Sustainability and Diversity

Chrysler Group LLC has named us "Supplier of the Year for Sustainability and Diversity Supplier Development."

"Chrysler is pleased to honor suppliers who embrace philosophies focused on social and environmental responsibility, and overall cost-effectiveness to deliver total value for our customers," said Bill Hall, director of Sustainability and Business Continuity for Chrysler Group LLC. "BASF exhibited a focused commitment in these critical areas, helping us create a more sustainable model for our industry."

The sustainability award recognizes our company's long-term commitment to environmental, social and economic sustainability and for being a leader throughout the industry.  In addition, the award acknowledges BASF for actively mentoring and coaching other companies in sustainability, and incorporating corporate responsibility throughout their processes and products.

The Diversity Supplier Development award recognizes us for exceeding the 2012 diversity goal and ending with a "green" status two years in a row. In addition, BASF was commended for hosting annual minority/women business enterprise events with an established strategy of purposeful inclusion.

Pictured onstage during the Chrysler Supplier Awards Ceremony, (left to right) Sergio Marchionne, Chairman and CEO, Chrysler Group LLC, Bill Hall, Director, Sustainability, Chrysler Group LLC, Rui Goerck, Senior Vice President, Mobile Emissions Catalyst, Dan Steinmetz, Manager, Product Stewardship & Sustainability Programs, BASF, Megan Mahoney Account Manager, Mobile Emissions Catalysts, Charlene Wall-Warren, Director of Sustainability, BASF, Vilmar Fistarol, Head of Group Purchasing, Fiat S.p.A., Scott Kunselman, Senior Vice President, Purchasing and Supplier Quality, Chrysler Group LLC Pictured onstage during the Chrysler Supplier Awards Ceremony, (left to right) Sergio Marchionne, chairman and CEO, Chrysler Group LLC, Bill Hall, director, Sustainability, Chrysler Group LLC, Rui Goerck, senior vice president, Mobile Emissions Catalyst, BASF, Dan Steinmetz, manager, Product Stewardship & Sustainability Programs, BASF, Megan Mahoney account manager, Mobile Emissions Catalysts, BASF Charlene Wall-Warren, director of Sustainability, BASF, Vilmar Fistarol, head of Group Purchasing, Fiat S.p.A., Scott Kunselman, senior vice president, Purchasing and Supplier Quality, Chrysler Group LLC

"We are honored to be recognized with Chrysler's Supplier of the Year award for two areas so critical to our collective successes, Sustainability and Diversity Supplier Development," said Rui Goerck, senior vice president, Mobile Emissions Catalysts. "The awards demonstrate the tremendous capability of our team to exceed expectations. BASF is thrilled to be a part of the Chrysler Team and looks forward to working together to enable future success."

We will continue to push our innovations, chemistry and products forward in close collaboration with our partners in the automotive industry.