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Media Release: WBE Canada Announces New Corporate Member: BASF Canada

TORONTO, April 5, 2019

Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE) is excited to announce that BASF Canada has joined us as a new Corporate Member.

As part of an integrated global chemical company, BASF Canada Inc., headquartered in Mississauga, ON, serves customers in nearly all industries including agriculture, transportation, energy and resources, and construction. BASF’s purpose is “We create chemistry for a sustainable future,” combining economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility.  

“WBE Canada is excited about this partnership because it creates excellent opportunity for BASF Canada to innovate their supply chain through engagement of Canadian women-owned businesses. Yet, it also creates new opportunities for Canadian WBEs (Women Business Enterprises) as they seek to land more corporate contracts,” said Silvia Pencak, President of WBE Canada.

“This new partnership is further commitment to our mission of providing diverse suppliers equal access to potential business opportunities. We look forward to further engaging with the communities in which we work and live while diversifying our qualified supplier portfolio,” said Allison Reynolds, Head of Corporate Communications.

About WBE Canada

Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is a Canadian nonprofit organization with mandate to bridge the gap between Corporate and Government buyers and Women Business Enterprises (WBEs). WBE Canada certifies majority-owned, managed, and controlled women’s businesses and provides a range of programs and services to assist WBEs in better accessing business opportunities with major corporations. This includes training and education, through an annual conference, workshops and webinars; mentoring programs and networking events with like-minded businesswomen and corporate members. WBE Canada also provides its corporate members with forums, tools and techniques to broaden and strengthen their goals.

About BASF Canada

BASF Canada

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 20,000 employees in North America and had sales of $19.7 billion in 2018. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit www.basf.com.

BASF Canada, headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, has approximately 1190 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 www.basf.ca or follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/basfcanada.

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 122,000 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 six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of around €63 billion in 2018. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the U.S. Further information at www.basf.com.

Media Inquiries:

Silvia Pencak
President, WBE Canada
416-646-6233
concierge@wbecanada.ca

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