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Celebrating its 1st edition, the Customer Sustainability Awards recognize Canadian companies for commitment to sustainability in the automotive, agriculture and personal care sectors 

MISSISSAUGA, ON, March 16, 2021 – BASF Canada has announced the winners of its first Customer Sustainability Awards Programme, which recognizes Canadian businesses demonstrating leadership in building a sustainable future in the automotive, agriculture, personal care, and other sectors.

Three winners have been selected for their innovation capabilities and integration of sustainability goals into their business strategies: Nutrien, the world’s largest provider of crop inputs; OpenRoad Richmond Auto Body, a collision repair services provider; and Sogefi, a leader in the design and manufacture filtration systems and flexible suspension components.

“At BASF, sustainability is at the core of what we do. To drive sustainability and create value to society, we acknowledge the importance of partnering with companies who innovate and integrate sustainability into all that they do,” said Apala Mukherjee, President, BASF Canada. “We have also seen that the pandemic has elevated the significance of sustainability, heightened the importance the circular economy, and required companies to rethinking business models in order to effectively manage environmental, social and governance risks. That is why, at BASF, we wanted to recognize our customers who are making extraordinary efforts on this front, aiming to meet the growing challenges along the value chain.”

2021 Customer Sustainability Awards

Winner Category
Nutrien Sustainability Champion, SDG Leadership
OpenRoad Richmond Auto Body Small Business Sustainability Leader
Sogefi Sustainability Innovation
Special mention

Apollo Health & Beauty Care


SDG Leadership

ChamClad By Chameleon Small Business Sustainability Leader
Great Northern Insulation SDG Leadership
Hain Celestial Sustainability Champion
Polykar Sustainability Innovation
Craftsman Collision President’s Recognition


The companies were awarded in a virtual ceremony.

An independent third-party assessed participants’ sustainability performance based on the following criteria:

  • Sustainability strategy
  • Sustainability governance
  • Sustainability achievements
  • Alignment with UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Sustainability innovation

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