Winners were selected based on a rating system that evaluates supplier performance in quality, delivery, cost, warranty, and partnership, as well as input from FCA senior leadership. BASF was also honored for its robust sustainability strategy, goals, and programs, which served as a key differentiator.
FCA senior leadership also highlighted BASF’s willingness to share best practices, key insights, and knowledge. Last fall, BASF co-hosted the first Responsible Sourcing workshop with FCA US to raise awareness of and promote sustainability along the supply chain. The workshop brought together more than 40 Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers to discuss sustainability strategies and develop action plans.
“We honor those who continue to fuel our momentum by providing us not only the best ideas and cutting-edge technologies, but also the suppliers who consistently, exceed our expectations,” said Scott Thiele, Chief Purchasing Officer, FCA Global.
"BASF and FCA’s ongoing collaboration enables our commitment to sustainable innovation,” said Nader Mahmoud, Vice-President, Market and Business Development North America at BASF. “This award is an outstanding representation of our partnership as we continue to share best practices and progress between our sustainability teams.”
Representatives from BASF accepted the award at a ceremony in Detroit on May 2.
About BASF and the Automotive Industry
The automotive industry is one of BASF’s key customer industries. In 2016, BASF’s automotive driven sales totaled €10billion representing approximately 17 percent of BASF Group’s sales. BASF supplies and develops functional materials and solutions that enable vehicles to be built more efficiently and have a lower environmental impact, whatever powertrain technology they use. BASF’s product range includes for example plastics, coatings, catalysts, automotive fluids as well as battery materials. With such an extensive range of products, BASF (automotive.basf.com) is the world’s leading chemical supplier to the automotive industry. BASF cooperates closely with customers all over the world through a network embracing Europe, Asia-Pacific, North and South America as well as Africa.
BASF Corporation (basf.us), headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has nearly 17,500 employees in North America, and had sales of $16.2 billion in 2016.
At BASF (basf.com), we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 114,000 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 about €58 billion in 2016. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (BAS).