BASF Open House 2007

BASF Canada Opens their Doors to the Community

BASF Canada Open House 2007

As part of its Responsible Care commitment, BASF Canada hosted a formal open house for the surrounding community on Friday, March 2, 2007 at its Toronto site. The open house consisted of a guided tour of the BASF facilities, product demonstrations, and displays highlighting BASF’s commitment to keeping our community informed followed by a luncheon.


“We opened our doors to our neighbours so that they have the opportunity to find out what we do, what we make and who we are,” says Martine Despatie, Communications Manager, BASF Canada.

“We are committed to community awareness,” says Robin Rotenberg, President of BASF Canada. “Our success depends in no small way on establishing healthy relationships within the community in which we live and work. The safety of our community and our employees is a number one priority at BASF Canada. We encourage you to call us, or even better, come and see us should you have any questions or concerns regarding our operation.”
The tour focused on showing the diversity of the site and BASF products. Guests were also introduced to the extensive efforts made by BASF regarding employee and environmental safety. “This year’s open house was a great success,” says BASF Site Manager Barry Nicholas who helped host the tour.
BASF encourages an open-door policy allowing any member of the community to call at any time with questions or issues they may have in regard to their facility. BASF is a member of the Canadian Chemical Producers’ Association (CCPA). Focusing on responsibility, honesty and openness, Responsible Care® is an initiative developed through the CCPA to help safeguard employees, the environment and the communities that they share. A key component of BASF’s Responsible Care Commitment is the “Community Right-To-Know Policy” which is based on the belief that people working and/or residing near its facilities are entitled to the same information about their operations and products as their employees.
In addition to their commitment to Responsible Care, BASF is an active member of the Toronto West CAER (Community Awareness and Emergency Response) committee and works closely with other members of the community including the local police and fire departments, ambulance and city representatives.

The plant site located at 10 Constellation Court was purchased in 1976 and employs approximately 20 employees working in warehousing, production, laboratories, paper equipment assembly area and the automotive refinish training centre.

The BASF head office is located in Mississauga, Ontario and accommodates approximately 100 employees in a variety of corporate functions including Administration, Human Resources, Logistics and Purchasing, Legal, Information Services, Accounting, Safety and Ecology.

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BASF Canada is an affiliate of BASF Corporation. BASF Corporation, headquartered in New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF AG, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF employs more than 15,500 in North America and had sales of approximately $14.3 billion in 2006. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, or to sign up to receive news releases by e-mail, visit To find out more about BASF’s activities in Canada visit
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