BASF today celebrated the opening of its new Vietnam office at Suite 1101, Floor 11, Saigon Trade Center, Ho Chi Minh City. The new office brings together BASF workforce in one location instead of different suites on different floors of the same building.
By incorporating BASF solutions for smart design, the new office will reduce emissions and waste while providing more than 100 employees with an employee-friendly work atmosphere where they can even better interact and collaborate.
The new design is set to enhance energy efficiency in the workplace through a range of features, including open spaces, natural light and ventilation that help to save energy while supporting employees’well-being. A number of BASF products and solutions are used, including BASF’s water-based Acronal® ECO product series as the interior decorative paint, which helps improve indoor air quality with low odor and low volatile organic compounds (VOC). In addition, the MasterTop product ranges are used in the cafe area.
Thanks to its exceptional waterproofing profile, the best possible cleaning results and a high standard of hygiene can be ensured. Carpets made from recycled materials and FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified wood are also used.
The employees will also benefit from a 50-square meter cafe with river views and chic design that helps inspire interaction and promote work-life balance. The cafe also serves as an alternative workspace to boost employees’ creativity.
Petrus Ng, Managing Director, BASF Vietnam Co Ltd said, “By using our own BASF materials in our office, we demonstrate our confidence that our solutions can help address the challenges of sustainability. We also believe the refreshing work environment will bring in higher job satisfaction to our BASF employees.”
About BASF Vietnam
BASF has been active in Vietnam since the establishment of its representative office in 1994. BASF Vietnam Limited was set up in 2009. Apart from its head office and production site for construction chemicals, located at Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park, Binh Duong province, the company has three sales offices, in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Danang. It provides a wide range of products, including plastics, petrochemicals, construction chemicals, fine chemicals, performance chemicals, paper chemicals, crop protection, etc. BASF sales to customers in Vietnam were approximately €186 million in 2013. BASF employed 133 people in Vietnam as of the end of 2013.
BASF maintains a presence throughout the ASEAN region, with seven wholly owned subsidiaries and five joint ventures, in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. BASF posted sales to customers in ASEAN of about €2.69 billion in 2013 and employed 3,758 people as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF in Vietnam and ASEAN is available at www.asiapacific.basf.com.
BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF had sales of about €74 billion in 2013 and over 112,000 employees as of the end of the year. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN). Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com.