BASF PETRONAS Chemicals` Verbund Site Report 2013



BASF PETRONAS Chemicals` Verbund Site Report 2013
BASF PETRONAS Chemicals’ Verbund Site Report 2013
Inclusive of Toray BASF PBT Resin
BASF PETRONAS Chemicals Sdn Bhd Verbund Site
Report 2013
(Inclusive of Toray BASF PBT Resin)
Report 2013
Inclusive of Toray BASF PBT Resin
About this report
Environment, health, and safety
Message from the Managing Director
Members of the Board of Directors
Selected prizes and awards
Business development
About this report
BASF PETRONAS Chemicals Sdn Bhd Verbund Site – Report” is published annually as a concise document about the company’s
development, progress and performance in regard to economy, ecology, and society. The reporting period for this publication is the
financial year 2013. All data in the report are the combined 100% total from BASF PETRONAS Chemicals and Toray BASF PBT
Resins without BASF Services. Data from newly constructed plants are included starting from the year they go into operation.
BASF PETRONAS Chemicals Sdn Bhd Verbund Site
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BASF PETRONAS Chemicals is pleased to present the fifth report on its environmental, social, and economic performance, including
information from 2012 to 2013. As a joint venture of two FORTUNE 500 companies, BASF and PETRONAS (via the PETRONAS
subsidiary PETRONAS Chemicals Group, PCG), which are both committed to sustainable development, BASF PETRONAS
Chemicals publishes this online report annually.
For our shareholder BASF, sustainable development means the combination of long-term oriented economic success with
environmental protection and social responsibility. The company’s corporate purpose is "We create chemistry for a sustainable
future." The strategic and organizational implementation of sustainability helps identify risks at an early stage while simul taneously
opening up new opportunities for BASF.
For information about BASF, visit
In line with the commitment to continuous growth and sustainable development for the future, our shareholder PETRONAS Chemicals
Group (PCG) works in the best possible way to balance and integrate economic, environmental and social considerations into their
business decisions. These considerations include, among others, strong health, safety and environment management and
performance, continuous development of the workforce and the long-term and holistic contribution to society. This is reflected in their
purpose “Chemistry for Growth”.
For information about PCG, visit
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Message from the Managing Director
Greetings from BASF PETRONAS Chemicals Sdn Bhd!
We are pleased to present BASF PETRONAS Chemicals – Report 2013.
This report provides an overview of the company’s operations throughout
2013 in terms of our sustainability performance, or how we balance the
economic, environmental, and social aspects of the company.
From an economic perspective, 2013 was a tough year. Growth in our
customer markets remained stagnant throughout 2013, a situation prolonged
from 2011 through 2012.
Operationally, our emphasis remains on
continuous improvement in all our processes and procedures, seen in our
Operational Excellence initiative. Through this, the company will continue to
deliver solid financial results.
In accordance with the philosophy shared by our parent companies, we
demonstrate sustainability throughout our operations by maintaining worldclass operating standards at our site. We also maintained our strong
performance in environmental protection in 2013. This can be seen in our
operations, our efforts in environment, health, and safety (EHS) efforts,
through Responsible Care audits, shareholder audits, Occupational Health
audits, and through savings in energy, utility, logistics and procurement, to
constantly live our mission, “Creating Value Through Chemistry”.
Our focus in 2014 will be on excellence and improvements. This will ensure
that we are ahead of our competition and that we continue to be recognized
as the partner of choice.
Looking at plans for 2014, there is a lot to anticipate. We broke ground in
April 2014 on the long-awaited Integrated Aroma Ingredients Complex, and
construction is now underway.
We will continue to maintain close dialogue with the community, authorities,
and relevant stakeholders, seeking to contribute to social development.
I personally thank you for your support and interest in BASF PETRONAS
Chemicals Sdn Bhd, and our whole team looks forward to serving you even
better as we move forward.
Best regards,
Stefan F. Beckmann
Managing Director, BASF PETRONAS Chemicals
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Members of the Board of Directors
BASF PETRONAS Chemicals Sdn Bhd
Datuk Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin
Chairman of the Board of Directors, BASF PETRONAS Chemicals Sdn Bhd & Executive Vice
President, Downstream Business, PETRONAS
(PETRONAS Group of Companies)
Sazali bin Hamzah
President / CEO, PETRONAS Chemicals Group Sdn. Bhd.
(PETRONAS Group of Companies)
Dr. Rainer Diercks
President Petrochemical Business, BASF SE
Gops Pillay
President, Asia Pacific, BASF East Asia Regional Headquarters Limited
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BASF PETRONAS Chemicals Sdn Bhd is a joint venture
between BASF and Malaysia's state owned Petroleum
Corporation Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS),
under its subsidiary PETRONAS Chemicals Group (PCG).
Chemistry drives sustainability
The signing of the shareholders’ agreement in August
1997, with an initial investment of MYR3.4 billion, brought
together a vast amount of experience, innovation, cuttingedge technology and an abundance of strategically-located
high quality resources.
Today, operating from one of the largest integrated
chemical sites in Asia Pacific, BASF PETRONAS Chemicals
emphasizes the value of sustainability and strengthens our
stakeholders’ confidence through a voluntary commitment to
global standards and transparency in keeping with our belief
of “Chemistry Drives Sustainability” and “Creating Value
Through Chemistry”. In accordance with the philosophy shared
with our parent companies, both BASF SE and PETRONAS
Chemicals Group (PCG), we demonstrate sustainability
throughout our operations by maintaining world-class operating
standards on and at our site.
We believe that to enjoy long-term success, we have to
conduct our business in a sustainable manner. This is reflected
in our company pillars, one of which is “Championing
Sustainable Development”. Acting responsibly for us means
that we want to integrate sustainability into our business
activities. We have set ourselves ambitious environmental and
climate goals. In doing so, we strive not only to provide the best
service to our customers, but also to be relevant and beneficial
to our employees, suppliers, the community we operate in, and
the environment at large.
Committed to sustainability
We demonstrate sustainability throughout our operations by
maintaining world-class operating standards on and at our
Customers visit the BASF PETRONAS Chemicals Verbund site to
experience “Creating Value Through Chemistry”.
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On our journey of "Operational Excellence", the Company has
implemented the “Hibiscus Project”. This effort is guided by a
global team of Operations and Technology experts from BASF
and is supported by our shareholders and stakeholders.
This will complement the company’s strategic roadmap
launched in late 2012 in which the company’s belief that
“Chemistry Drives Sustainability” and its mission “Creating
Value Through Chemistry” is supported by four strategic
pillars – (1) Leveraging Diversity for Growth, (2) Partnering for
Success, (3) Developing Talents for Growth and (4)
Championing Sustainable Development - to ensure and
enhance the company’s mission.
About BASF PETRONAS Chemicals Sdn Bhd
BASF PETRONAS Chemicals Sdn Bhd is a joint venture
between BASF and Malaysia's state owned Petroleum
Corporation Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS), under
its’ subsidiary PETRONAS Chemicals Group (PCG).
The entrance to the BASF PETRONAS Chemicals Verbund Site
at Kuantan, Malaysia
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Business development
High standards and continuous improvement
Sustainable, efficient and safe – we combine economic
success with environmental protection and social
responsibility, thus contributing to a better future for
coming generations. Our sustainability approach
generates value for us and for our partners in business
and society.
Products and production plants
Sales performance
Production at the Verbund site includes:
Combined sales of BASF PETRONAS Chemicals and Toray
BASF in 2013 were €751 million (2012: €892 million).
Sales of BASF PETRONAS Chemicals and Toray BASF
(million €)
Plants of BASF PETRONAS Chemicals and Toray BASF are
integrated in a Verbund structure, allowing the waste products
of one plant to be utilized as raw materials for other plants.
This highly efficient structure safes costs, energy use, and
Acrylics Complex
- In operation since 2000
- Annual production capacity of 160,000 mt
- Crude acrylic acid, glacial acrylic acid, butyl acrylate and 2ethylhexylacrylate
Oxo/Syngas Complex
- In operation since 2001
- Annual production capacity of 250,000 mt
- Butanols and 2-ethylhexanol
New integrated aroma chemicals complex
The year saw Malaysian Prime Minister, Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib
Tun Abdul Razak, officiating at the groundbreaking of the
integrated aroma ingredients complex set up by BASF and
PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG) at the BASF
PETRONAS Chemicals Verbund Site in Gebeng.
The integrated aroma ingredients complex will house a
facility to produce citral and its precursors as well as
associated downstream plants to manufacture citronellol and
The MYR1.5 billion (approximately $500 million) complex
will be developed in phases, with the first plants of the
complex expected to come on-stream in 2016, creating some
120 new employment opportunities.
Butanediol Complex
- In operation since end of 2003
- Annual production capacity of 100,000 mt
- Butanediol, tetrahydrofuran and gamma butyrolactone
Toray-BASF PBT Resins Plant
- In operation since 2006
- Annual production capacity of 60,000 mt
- Polybutalyene terephthalate (PBT) and tetrahydrofuran
BASF PETRONAS Chemicals Verbund site at a
€751million 668
Groundbreaking of the new integrated aroma ingredients
complex at the BASF PETRONAS Chemicals site
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Environment, health and safety
Safety, security and health
The Responsible Care Management System (RCMS)
comprises the global rules, standards and procedures for
environmental and health protection, safety and security
for the various stations along our value chain. It allows
BASF PETRONAS Chemicals to achieve compliance with
regulatory and internal requirements, operate safe and
environmentally sound facilities and manufacture safe
products. Adherence to the processes in RCMS drives
continuous improvement in performance and increases
the efficiency and effectiveness of EHS-related activities.
Integrating Responsible Care into operations
BASF PETRONAS Chemicals helps to protect the local
environment by integrating sustainability into our daily
operations. We have set ourselves ambitious environmental
and climate goals. Our responsibility also includes ensuring
the safety of our employees, plants and products.
Just as BASF PETRONAS Chemicals applies stringent
standards to its own operations, we demand the same high
standards of our contractors and suppliers too. The company
believes there has to be responsibility and accountability
throughout the entire supply chain. To this end, BASF
PETRONAS Chemicals chooses carriers, service providers
and suppliers not just on the basis of price, but also based on
their performance in environmental and social responsibility.
Product stewardship
BASF PETRONAS Chemicals considers Product Stewardship
as an integral business process. Product Stewardship is a
concept whereby environmental, health, and safety protection
focusing on the product itself, and everyone involved in the
lifespan of the product is called upon to take up responsibility
to reduce the environmental, health, and safety impacts. For
manufacturers, this includes planning for, and if necessary,
paying for the recycling or disposal of the product at the end of
its useful life. One of the avenues through which the company
advocates product stewardship is via the newly established
BPC Academy, which aims to provide a platform for
value-added sharing with customers. BPC Academy was
launched in September 2013.
Transportation and distribution safety
In sustaining the company’s commitment to safe transportation
distribution, we strive to achieve our target of zero accidents.
Our excellent safety performance arises from strong
coordination between BASF PETRONAS Chemicals and our
selected logistic service providers which have shown steady
commitment to reduce non-conformance and increase road
safety awareness among their staff.
Occupational safety
Ensuring the safety of our employees, neighbors and the
community where our site operates is vital. We will strive to
provide a safe and healthy work place and we will ensure that
safety and environmental issues are incorporated in the
planning and operations of our company’s business. In 2013
the Lost time injury rate for employees was maintained at the
very low rate of 0.7 per million working hours (2012: 1.4 per
million working hours), while there were no lost time injuries
among contractors in 2013 (2012: 4.8 per million working
Lost time injury rate BASF employees (per million
working hours)
Lost time injury rate contractors (per million working
Better product stewardship with customers
A recent initiative to promote better product stewardship is the
BPC Academy, to provide a platform for value-added sharing
with customers.
Saraswathy Arasu, Senior Manager, Product Stewardship, at a
BPC Academy talk
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Occupational health
Emergency response and community awareness
There is an on-site medical doctor, a nurse, an industrial hygienist
team and shift paramedics on site. Some of the services offered
by the occupational health team are:
BASF PETRONAS Chemicals held the Gebeng Mutual Aid
(GEMA) Emergency Drill at site on Thursday, September 19,
2013. The GEMA Emergency Drill was held to test the
preparedness of the companies in responding to an emergency
on their sites and aiding each other in times of distress.
Observers from BOMBA Gebeng and Hospital Tuanku
Ampuan Afzan (HTAA), neighboring Gebeng companies such as
Eastman Chemical, Polyplastics Asia Pacific, WR Grace,
PETRONAS Chemicals MTBE, KANEKA, and RP Chemicals, as
well as observers from the Kuantan Port area, also joined the
Occupational Health
Emergency Services
Health Promotions (talks, tests, etc)
Primary Health Care
Industrial Hygiene
Wellness Programme
Return to Work assessment
Health Training
Process safety
Improving process safety performance and competency in BASF
PETRONAS Chemicals is one of the main objectives of the
HSEQ & Utilities Department of the company. In 2013, we
completed the ‘Clean Sheet’ Review for BDO plant which is a
critical approach in developing a new hazard analysis for the
existing process units. All operation personnel must undergo
Process Safety e-learning training to enhance their awareness on
process safety philosophy and risk assessment. We also started
the review of our current Process Safety documentations in order
to align with the BASF company-wide HSE requirement.
The BASF PETRONAS Chemicals Verbund Site is categorized as
a “Protected Area, Keypoint 1” under the Malaysian National
Security Council of the Prime Minister’s office. It is guarded by our
security staff who work in shifts, under guidance from the BASF
regional security team.
Coordinated emergency response – a priority
BASF PETRONAS Chemicals works closely with neighboring
sites to drill emergency response and ensure an integrated
Drill observers on-site during the 2013 GEMA drill
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Environmental protection
Resources from industry, science, politics and society are
being called on to protect air quality, curb global
greenhouse gas emissions, reduce other emissions to air
and and water, make more efficient use of available
resources. BASF PETRONAS Chemicals contributes to
these aims, for example by constantly working to reduce
greenhouse gas emissions from production. Our
environmental management includes monitoring emissions
from our plants. We measure both greenhouse gas
emissions and emissions of air pollutants. Even as the size
of our portfolio grows, we remain committed to our goal of
minimizing absolute emissions.
Steam consumption (total) (Metric tons)
Electricity consumption (total) (MWh)
Energy efficiency is the most important means of combining
climate protection, resource conservation and economic
benefits. BASF PETRONAS Chemicals takes a three-pronged
approach to responsible use of energy, focusing on efficient
energy generation, reducing energy consumption in our
production facilities, and developing products and technologies
for increased efficiency in our use of available energy.
Generally, energy efficiency is linked to the demands of the
different production plants on the site. Heat from production
processes is not discharged to the environment, but utilized at
other plants according to our Verbund concept of integrated
In 2013, there was a slight decrease in steam consumption,
to 2,449,326 metric tons (2012: 2,624,539 metric tons). As
steam is used in production, this decrease is primarily
attributable to lower production rates in 2013 compared to the
previous year. There was a slight decrease in electicity
consumption to 310,558 MWh (2012: 337,644 MWh) and a slight
decrease in fuel consumption from central power plants and
boilers to 1,209,171 MWh (2012: 1,289,379 MWh), also due
primarily to lower production rates in 2013 compared to the
previous year.
Fuel consumption (central power plants and
boilers) (MWh)
Energy saving through Verbund
In our commitment to environmental preservation, we have
invested substantially in environmental protection equipment and
systems. Through integrated production, known as the Verbund,
heat and waste products are re-used efficiently.
Heat from the production process is utilized at other plants.
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Emissions to air
Our greenhouse gas emissions decreased to 681,196 metric
tons (2012: 716,048 metric tons) in 2013, primarily due to a
decrease in production in 2013 compared to 2012.
In 2013 our emissions of air pollutants were 948 metric
tons, a slight decrease from the previous year (2012: 995
metric tons). These two figures were recorded at higher levels
than years prior to 2011, attributable to the installation of a
Continuous Emissions Monitoring System (CEMS) in
mid-2011 to analyze the emissions gases online. This enables
the feed of live data, 24 hours a day, for faster response and
mitigation. CEMS registers higher figures compared to manual
sampling and with CEMS, as air pollutants measurements
include fugitive emissions which were not accounted for in the
measurements prior to 2011.
100% of the water supply at the site is from drinking water, as
the main available water source, the same as previous years.
In 2013, emissions of organic substances to water further
decreased to 112.3 metric tons (2012: 142 metric tons). This
was due mainly to increased efficiency in usage of water and
the recycling of water for cooling. In 2013, nitrogen emissions
to water decreased to one metric ton 2012: four metric tons).
This was also due mainly to increased efficiency in the usage
of water. Emissions of heavy metals to water increased
slightly to 0.2 metric tons (2012: 0.1 metric tons), due to the
use of water for washing down. This metric refers to water that
Greenhouse gas emissions (total) (Metric tons of
CO2 equivalents )
Emissions to water (total): Organic substances
(COD) (Metric tons)
has come into contact with products, for example, when used for
washing or as a solvent or a reaction medium.
CO2, N2O, HFC, PFC, SF6, NOx, NMVOC, SOx, dust, NH3/other
Emissions to water (total): Nitrogen (Metric tons)
Air pollutants (total) (Metric tons)
CO, NOx, NMVOC, SOx, dust, NH3/other inorganics
Emissions to water (total): Heavy metals (Metric
The sustainable use of water and the conservation of water
resources are important concerns for BASF PETRONAS
Chemicals. Our water conservation activities involve our
production; we have decreased specific use in our production
and we are evaluating further water protection and supply
concepts at our site.
Water use at Kuantan Verbund site in 2013 (million cubic meters)
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Balok River protection
BASF PETRONAS Chemicals’ fundamental principle for handling
waste is “avoid, reduce, and recycle”. We only dispose of waste
after all recovery options have been exhausted, and we do so in a
manner that reduces environmental impact. In this respect, the
“Verbund” concept. i.e. the close integration of production
processes, is one of BASF PETRONAS Chemicals’ greatest
strengths; the by-products from one plant are often used in another
as starting materials. Substitute fuels recycled from waste are also
used in power plants and in some production plants.
We dispose of hazardous waste according to the regulatory
requirements of the Department of Environment, Malaysia.
Non-hazardous waste, and waste categorized under “special waste
management” is disposed at the Jerangau-Jabor Landfill.
In 2013, we produced a total of 7,563.8 metric tons of waste
(2012: 6,905 metric tons of waste). This increase can be attributed
to more solvent waste being generated due to the plant shutdowns
during the year, as well as a temporary increase in residues sent for
disposal and an increase in domestic waste. In 2013, we recovered
70.54% of our waste (2012: 68%), 21.3% was disposed of in landfill
(2012: 24%), while 5.93% was incinerated (2012: 6%).
BASF PETRONAS Chemicals is located near the Balok River, thus
making river protection a crucial part of daily operations. We
constantly monitor the quality of the water in the Balok River near
our plant as well as emissions of noise, gases and dust to ensure
that they are within the acceptable levels.
Responsible Care Week
An annual initiative is the Responsible Care Week held at our
Verbund Site. Along with many health, safety, and environment
activities like Hazard Hunt, Emergency Response Training,
Defensive Driving, Blood Donation and aerobics activities, a
plant tour and exhibition are also organized during the week.
This event gives the local community, other companies,
customers and government agencies an opportunity to
understand the importance of Responsible Care.
Waste (total) – (Metric tons)
Dr Joachim Queisser and VIPs at the Responsible Care Week
Responsible Care® management system
The Responsible Care Department (renamed HSEQ & Utilities
in early 2014) provides advice and support on occupational
safety, environment, industrial hygiene, fire services, quality
assurance labs, transport distribution safety and product
stewardship. BASF PETRONAS Chemicals have been a
signatory to the Responsible Care® initiative since May 2000.
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Developing talent for growth
BASF PETRONAS Chemicals aims to form the best team.
This belief is seen in the tangible efforts and resources
the company puts into the development of the employees
as well as into company sponsored employee gatherings
and outings such as divisional and cross-divisional teambuilding, to strengthen the team. We provide our
employees with the opportunity to grow with the
organization. This is reflected in our Strategic Pillar
“Developing Talent for Growth”. As of the end of 2013,
BASF PETRONAS Chemicals and Toray BASF Resins had
a total of 667 employees (2012: 676).
Recruitment and new graduate programs
We aim to recruit, develop and retain the best employees, and
allow them to fully realize their strengths and potential. We do
this, for example, with performance-based remuneration,
targeted training opportunities as well as measures to balance
work and family life.
Career development
The company invests substantially in training for staff. This
includes technical skills, environment, health, and safety, soft
skills, and competency trainings. These are conducted inhouse when there is a competent trainer within the company,
through customized trainings or at public courses.
The company believes that training is not limited to a
classroom experience and launched the Mentor-Mentee
Program in 2013, with an initial 20 mentor-mentee pairs.
Another vehicle to enable training is the Competency
Based Learning & Development Catalog, which is a central
database for a collection of selected training programs based
on the company’s core and elective competencies. These
programs are designed with the plan of long term
development of our staff and the modules and course
contents are customized to meet the learning needs relevant
to our business.
Employee dialog and Management briefing sessions are
held quarterly at both the Kuantan site and the Shah Alam HQ
while twice-yearly Senior Management Communications
sessions are organized for management level sharing,
alignment and engagement sessions.
Highlights of 2013’s employee engagement sessions
included a townhall and dialog session with Dr. Martin
Brudermueller, Vice Chairman of the Board of Executive
Directors of BASF SE, in March 2013, and with Datuk Wan
Zulkiflee, Chairman of the Board of Directors for BASF
PETRONAS Chemicals, in November 2013.
Employees new and old at a team event in 2013
Number of employees
(As of December 31)
Bowling session with management and union members is part of
the annual engagement initiatives
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Work-life balance
Employee assistance during monsoon floods
Our flexi-hours system provides employees another avenue
to balance work, family commitment and leisure. Under this
system, employees are given some freedom in managing
their working hours, while being responsible for completing
the necessary 42 hours a week within the core hours of
9:00am to 4:00pm daily.
Other than ensuring that the company remunerates
employees in accordance or occasionally better than the
industry standards, non-monetary benefits accorded to
employees of BASF PETRONAS Chemicals include medical
and dental benefits, insurance, Haj Leave, education grants,
and periodic medical check-ups.
Annually, our staff members organize sports and
recreational activities for the whole company. Some popular
events organized for employees are aerobics, badminton,
bowling, futsal and swimming, as well as recreational
activities such as the Amazing Walk and Search and
combined Family Day & Annual Dinner.
A series of bad floods in early December 2013 during the
monsoon season on the East Coast of Malaysia saw more
than 100 BASF PETRONAS Chemicals colleagues affected
as their homes, and even the routes going to and from work,
went underwater.
The company quickly set into motion emergency
response plans including search and rescue, evacuation,
shelter, food and assistance for staff affected. Monetary
assistance was also provided for colleagues who had lost their
possessions in the floods whereas colleagues from the
headquarters at Shah Alam organized collections and sent
assistance to the colleagues via four-wheel drive vehicles, as
soon as the roads cleared.
Employee Enrichment
Recognising that modern urban women are faced with a
multitude of challenges, dangers and risks in their daily lives,
and believing that being knowledgeable is being equipped, a
“City Survival Training for Ladies” session was held for the
first time in 2013.
Other initiatives include cross-divisional team building
activities and life training including useful skills such as CPR,
First Aid and putting out fires.
The response team from the company’s Shah Alam office prior to
travelling to Kuantan
Diversity + Inclusion
Employees are offered equal opportunities at BASF
PETRONAS Chemicals. This also includes age. In 2013 the
largest proportion (51.6%) of employees at BASF
PETRONAS Chemicals was in the 26-39 year old age group
(2012: same).
Employee age structure
(Total, 667, as of December 31, 2013)
The BASF PETRONAS Chemicals family during the 2013 Family
Day & Annual Dinner
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Our economic success depends on trust and social
acceptance from our neighbors. BASF PETRONAS
Chemicals aims to be a responsible corporate citizen,
and to play an active role in society.
Community engagement
Community engagement is an important, integral part of the
company’s annual calendar with activities and engagements
running all year long.
We collaborate with other neighboring companies in the
Gebeng Industrial Area in the annual Balok beach and river
clean-up programs, an educational program for village
students, and exhibitions on the environment for the local
community. This collaboration is a reflection of the Verbund
approach in our community work, where we combine the
know-how and contacts of external organizations with our own
resources to maximize our outreach.
Community activities and initiatives in 2013 included the
annual Balok River Adoption Programme (BRAP) and an
annual program with Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) of
Pahang State.
Halal certification
We work to ensure that our products match the needs of
society. Ten chemicals produced at the BASF PETRONAS
Chemicals integrated site in Kuantan were certified Halal by
the Department of Islamic Development of Malaysia (JAKIM).
The Halal certification is reviewed regularly with new
chemicals added to it as necessary. The Halal certification
was reviewed and renewed in 2013. The Halal certified
chemicals are used in a variety of applications in daily life,
including cosmetics, perfumes, pharmaceutical ingredients,
gloves, shoes, disposable diapers and hygiene products,
sports attire, artificial leather, adhesives, packaging and
Halal certification received for 10 of the company's products
Collaboration with neighboring companies
By collaborating with neighboring companies in community
activities, as well as areas like safety and emergency
response, we encourage a joint approach which supports the
Raft-racing during the Balok River Adoption Programme (BRAP)
river activity
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Selected prizes and awards
CICM Responsible Care Awards 2012/2013
An annual audit and awards event for the chemical companies in Malaysia, the Chemical
Industries Council of Malaysia (CICM) Responsible Care Awards 2012/2013 was an event
which saw BASF PETRONAS Chemicals awarded two silvers in the Corporate Awards for the
Six Codes of RC Management Practices category, namely:
Distribution Code – Silver
Employee Health & Safety Code – Silver
Employer of Choice Award
BASF PETRONAS Chemicals was announced as one of the recipients of the Employer of
Choice Award (Silver Award) at the Malaysian HR Awards Gala Dinner. This is a testimony to
BASF PETRONAS Chemicals’ recognized good practices and initiatives in the area of Human
Resource Management as one of the key drivers in the company’s mission to greater success.
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