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BASF Canada: Customer Sustainability Awards

Recognizing Craftsman Collision commitment to sustainability

Celebrating its 1st edition, the Customer Sustainability Awards recognize Canadian companies for commitment to sustainability in the automotive, agriculture and personal care sectors.

BASF Canada has announced the winners of its first Customer Sustainability Awards Programme, which recognizes Canadian businesses demonstrating leadership in building a sustainable future in the automotive, agriculture and personal care sectors.

Three winners have been selected for their innovation capabilities and integration of sustainability goals into their business strategies: Nutrien, the world’s largest provider of crop inputs; OpenRoad Richmond Auto Body, a collision repair services provider; and Sogefi, a leader in the design and manufacture of engine filtration and vehicle suspension components.

Sustainability top of mind for BASF Canada

“At BASF, sustainability is at the core of what we do. To drive sustainability and create value to society, we acknowledge the importance of partnering with companies who innovate and integrate sustainability into all that they do,” said Apala Mukherjee, President, BASF Canada. “We have also seen that the pandemic has elevated the significance of sustainability, heightened the importance the circular economy, and required companies to rethinking business models in order to effectively manage environmental, social and governance risks. That is why, at BASF, we wanted to recognize our customers who are making extraordinary efforts on this front, aiming to meet the growing challenges along the value chain.”

What sustainability means for Craftsman Collision

“Our sustainability commitment is in our business strategy, processes and decision-making,” said Cheryl Feddema, Health, Safety and Environment Manager, Craftsman Collision. “Today, we were recognized for this commitment and are thrilled to receive the BASF’s President’s Recognition Award for the inroads we have made in sustainability in the collision sector. We will continue to build on these foundations while driving change across the organization to help society meet some of its most pressing challenges, like climate change and the environment.”

2021 Customer Sustainability Awards Winner Categories:

Nutrien – SDG Leadership and Sustainability Champion
OpenRoad Richmond Auto Body – Small Business Sustainability Leader
Sogefi – Sustainability Innovation
Craftsman Collision – President’s Recognition Winner

Special Mentions

Apollo Health and Beauty Care – SDG Leadership
Great Northern Insulation – SDG Leadership
Chamclad by Chameleon – Small Business Sustainability Leader
Hain Celestial – Sustainability Champion
Polykar – Sustainability Innovation

The companies were awarded in a virtual ceremony on Thursday, March 11.

An independent third-party assessed participants’ sustainability performance based on the following criteria:

About BASF

BASF Canada, headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, has over 1,200 employees at production facilities and offices located across Canada. BASF Canada is a subsidiary of BASF SE, and an affiliate of BASF Corporation. To find out more about BASF’s activities in Canada, visit or follow us on Twitter.

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. More than 110,000 employees in the BASF Group contribute to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of €59 billion in 2020. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the U.S. Further information at