BASF’s Entire Concrete Product Portfolio Obtains GreenCircle Certification
BASF now provides third party-verified Manufacturer Inventory Reports for all its admixture and fiber products to meet the requirements of the LEED v4 Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Material Ingredients, Option 1 credit.
In 2017, BASF was the first admixture company to provide third-party LEED v4-compliant Manufacturer Inventory Reports through GreenCircle LLC. The environmental consultant company audited and verified that BASF’s internal Product Compliance Management System assesses the hazards of all the ingredients that make up the product, including impurities. This verification provides BASF with the capabilities for certifying its entire portfolio of Master Builders Solutions products.
“With the GreenCircle Certification, we ensure an independent authentication of our company’s product sustainability claims and help architects and design engineers make educated product selection decisions during the research and design phase of a project,” said David R. Green, Manager Applied Sustainability for BASF Construction Chemicals. “BASF is committed to providing product material transparency information to support the construction industry’s efforts to deliver healthy and sustainable solutions to the built environment.”
BASF offers a wide range of sustainability tools and service solutions to support the construction industry. These include externally verified, ISO compliant declarations for concrete products (Environmental Product Declarations, EPD); a comparative life cycle assessment methodology that balances the cost and environmental impacts of alternative products, processes and technologies (Eco-Efficiency Analysis, EEA); and the Green Sense concrete advanced mixture optimization service to produce high quality, environmentally-preferable concrete. These value-added service solutions are available to all BASF customers.
“Environmentally-preferred products are truly changing how construction material selection decisions are being made”, said Green. “Demand for transparent information on products and solutions in all business sectors will continue to grow.”
To learn more about BASF sustainable products, service solutions or to locate a local BASF representative, visit www.master-builders-solutions.basf.us. To learn more about GreenCircle visit www.greencirclecertified.com.
About the Construction Chemicals division
BASF’s Construction Chemicals division offers advanced chemical solutions under the global umbrella brand Master Builders Solutions for the construction, maintenance, repair and renovation of structures. The brand is built on more than 100 years of experience in the construction industry. Our comprehensive portfolio encompasses concrete admixtures, cement additives, chemical solutions for underground construction, waterproofing systems, sealants, concrete repair & protection systems, performance grouts, performance flooring systems, tile-fixing systems, expansion joints & control systems and wood protection solutions.
The Construction Chemicals division’s approximately 6,500 employees form a global community of building experts. To solve our customers’ specific construction challenges from conception through to completion of a project, we draw on our specialist know-how, regional expertise and the experience gained in countless constructions projects worldwide. We leverage global BASF technologies and our in-depth knowledge of local building needs to develop innovations that help make our customers more successful and drive sustainable construction.
The division operates production sites and sales offices in more than 60 countries and achieved sales of about €2.4 billion in 2017.
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.