BASF Canada reduces its carbon footprint with Bullfrog Power’s green electricity
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Joint News Release
MISSISSAUGA, ON and TORONTO, ON, March 15, 2018 – BASF and Bullfrog Power, Canada’s leading green energy provider, have formed a new environmental partnership that will see BASF choose green electricity for its Canadian corporate headquarters, as well its production facilities in Windsor, Cornwall and Etobicoke (ON), Blackie and Nisku (AB), Saint Leonard (QC), and Saskatoon (SK).
BASF’s renewable energy commitment will reduce its CO2 emissions footprint by approximately 1,520 tonnes on an annual basis. This amount of carbon dioxide is equivalent to taking nearly 325 cars off the road for a year.
“Through the partnership with Bullfrog Power, BASF is reducing its environmental impact and supporting an innovative approach to growing Canada’s renewable energy industry,” said Marcelo Lu, President of BASF Canada. “BASF wants to contribute to a world that provides a viable future with enhanced quality of life for everyone. Partnering with Bullfrog Power means BASF is helping to support community renewable energy projects across Canada.”
The agreement with Bullfrog Power ensures that 100 per cent renewable electricity is put onto the grid to match the amount of conventional electricity being used at BASF’s Canadian corporate headquarters and its bullfrogpowered production facilities. Across Canada, Bullfrog’s green electricity comes from a blend of wind and low-impact hydro power sourced from new Canadian renewable energy facilities.
“BASF’s partnership signifies that manufacturers in the supply chain increasingly see energy as a key input when making their products more sustainable,” said Ron Seftel, CEO, Bullfrog Power. “As a global leader and major chemistry company in Canada, BASF is taking a proactive approach to addressing climate change by proactively committing to renewable electricity at its Canadian sites.”
By means of the green energy commitments of bullfrogpowered homes and businesses across Canada, including BASF, Bullfrog Power is able to provide critical financing to support the development of new, community-based green energy projects from coast to coast.
Bullfrog Power has supported more than 130 community projects across Canada, including:
- the Haida Heritage Centre solar and battery project in Skidegate, British Columbia;
- solar on the Hope Blooms community greenhouse in Halifax, Nova Scotia; and
- Ontario’s first community-owned wind farm, located in Oxford County.
BASF Canada, headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, has approximately 700 employees at 11 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.
BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 18,200 employees in North America, and had sales of $17.9 billion in 2017. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit www.basf.com.
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.
About Bullfrog Power
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