LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany, 09-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — BASF SE has decided to contribute €100,000 to relief efforts in Sulawesi in Indonesia. With funding from BASF, BASF Stiftung, a charitable foundation based in Germany, will support international disaster relief activities as immediate aid to victims of the September 28 earthquake and tsunami.
The donated funds will be used to deploy relief measures in Indonesia such as emergency supplies, sanitation materials and health support.
Sanjeev Gandhi, member of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE and responsible for the Asia Pacific region, said, “We offer our deepest sympathy to the victims of the disaster. Fortunately, all employees of BASF and BASF sites in Indonesia are safe following the earthquake and tsunami in Sulawesi.”
Daniel Loh, President Director, BASF Indonesia, added, “BASF and BASF Stiftung will also provide support to employees affected by the disaster. Our aim is to offer rapid support for recovery efforts in the region.”
About BASF Stiftung
BASF Stiftung is a charitable foundation incorporated in civil law, and it is recognized as a non-profit organization by the respective tax authority. It was founded as the BASF Jubiläums-Stiftung in 1948, and it gradually evolved in several stages into the BASF Stiftung in 2012. It supports employees of BASF SE and its subsidiary companies, their family members and other individuals and families who are experiencing hardship through no fault of their own. BASF Stiftung also provides humanitarian contributions to international development cooperation and disaster relief. Fully committed especially to the Sustainable Development Goals BASF Stiftung focuses its international activities on supporting programs and projects of the United Nations and in case of natural disaster on proven organizations with global outreach.
At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The more than 115,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas. BASF generated sales of €64.5 billion in 2017. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (BAS). Further information at www.basf.com.
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