The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded BASF as a 2019 "Safer Choice Partner of the Year" for outstanding achievement in the manufacturing of ingredients that are safer for families, pets, work places, communities and the environment.
BASF is among this year’s 14 winners and the only ingredient supplier to be honored. Its "Safer Choice" ingredient portfolio includes chelating agents, processing aids and additives, surfactants, plasticizers and solvents.
“Safer Choice standards align with our values not only as global citizens and consumers, but also as responsible ingredient suppliers,” said Daniele Piergentili, vice president of home and personal care at BASF North America. “We strive to innovate in areas of biodegradability and sustainability and our diverse offerings enable us to provide the industry with numerous solutions.”
To qualify for the Safer Choice label, a product must meet the EPA’s Safer Choice Standard, which includes stringent human and environmental health criteria. Approximately 500 formulator and manufacturer partners who make more than 2,000 Safer Choice-certified products for both retail and institutional customers engage in the Safer Choice program.
The EPA presented the 2019 Safer Choice Partner of the Year Awards during a public ceremony held on September 25, 2019, in Washington, D.C.