BASF a Platinum Sponsor of Building Safety Month 2012

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May programming echoes commitment to high-performance, disaster-resistant construction

“BASF's goal is to stimulate adoption of sustainable, beyond-code construction that is affordable, measurable and provides lasting value.”

BASF, a leading provider of systems, formulations and raw materials to the construction industry, announces that it is a platinum sponsor of Building Safety Month 2012. Presented by the International Code Council, Building Safety Month is a public awareness campaign offered in May to help individuals, families and businesses understand how to create and maintain disaster-resistant and sustainable structures.

From spray-foam roofing systems that resist hurricane-force winds to porous pavement that filters stormwater, BASF creates more than 600 products that contribute to sustainable, energy-efficient and disaster-resistant construction.

“BASF's goal is to stimulate adoption of sustainable, beyond-code construction that is affordable, measurable and provides lasting value,” said Rick Davenport, Director of Sustainable Construction in North America for BASF. “Builders are already seeing evidence that sustainability is central to the future of the industry - from increasingly stringent building codes to homeowner expectations for energy efficiency - and BASF is committed to helping them respond to those trends affordably.”

About Building Safety Month
For 32 years, 50,000 worldwide members of the International Code Council have commemorated advances in building safety. As a result, interest in Building Safety Month grows each year. Official support from governors, county executives, mayors and even the President of the United States underscores the importance of building safety as critical public value.

For more information on BASF’s commitment to energy-efficient, disaster-resistant and sustainable construction practices, please visit http://www.basf.us/construction.

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 $19.9 billion in 2011. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit http://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 €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 http://www.basf.com.

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