WYANDOTTE, MI--(Marketwire - July 19, 2012) - BASF Corporation has been invited to participate in the White House's discussion on "Greening the Games" on July 19, beginning at 9 a.m. EST at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC. This discussion will celebrate the sports industry's success in adopting innovative sustainable practices.
This event will focus on the economic and environmental benefits associated with these sustainable practices. Senior administration officials will lead/participate in three discussion panels that will focus on league, team, and supply chain perspectives.
BASF's invitation is a result of the company's successful sponsorship of the Seattle Mariners' Zero Waste Initiative. Christopher Bradlee, Market Development Manager, Biodegradable Polymers, will represent BASF and discuss BASF's project with the Mariners as well as other sustainable solutions that BASF offers.
"BASF is honored to participate in this discussion and excited to continue collaborating with this and other industries on sustainable solutions," said Bradlee.
To follow the "Greening the Games" discussion online, please visit Whitehouse.gov/live for a live stream of the event, or follow the hashtags #whlive and #greensports on Twitter.
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Suggested photo caption: Chris Bradlee, Market Development Manager for Biodegradable Polymers in North America
BASF - The Chemical Company
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 $20 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 EUR 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.