Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News


August 9, 2005

 BASF Corporation ’s automotive coatings manufacturing
plant in Belvidere, NJ has been
accepted into the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency’s (EPA) National
Environmental Performance Track, a program
designed to motivate and reward top
environmental performance. The Belvidere
plant is one of 253 facilities nationwide participating
in Performance Track, which the
EPA launched in 2000. It is the first BASF
site to be accepted into the program.
“Performance Track is an important public/
private partnership that encourages
environmental excellence, involves communities
in environmental protection and
focuses on measurable results,” said
Christie Whitman, EPA administrator, in a
letter sent to the Belvidere site.
“Performance Track members demonstrate
in their daily business operations that economic
prosperity and environmental protection
go hand in hand.”
According to Scott Elliot, Belvidere site
manager, BASF needed to demonstrate an
excellent compliance history, have an established
environmental management system
and community outreach program and show
significant improvement in two environmental
aspects over the last two years in
order to be considered by the EPA for
Performance Track. The Belvidere site is
also ISO 14001 certified.

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