BASF Vietnam relocates head office

July 01, 2024 | 16:00
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BASF Vietnam has relocated its head office to Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh City. This move aligns with BASF’s commitment to the Future of Work (FOW) approach, sustainability, and innovation while prioritising employee well-being.
BASF Vietnam relocates head office

Introduced globally in 2020, BASF's FOW approach enables collaborative and flexible work arrangements. The dynamic setting facilitates open communication and effective teamwork, while enhancing safety and productivity.

Erick Contreras, managing director, BASF Vietnam spoke of the significance of the relocation to Deutsches Haus this year as it coincides with the company's 30th anniversary in Vietnam.

"The new office combines future-oriented designs with BASF’s sustainable solutions, reflecting our dedication to fostering a healthy and flexible work environment that supports employee wellbeing while encouraging collaboration, digitalisation, and sustainability," said Contreras.

The office features modern elements, including ergonomic designs, dynamic desk-sharing, natural lighting, ventilation, and indoor air quality and noise level monitoring.

Open workspaces such as collaboration areas, phone booths, quiet rooms, and a work café are specially tailored to support flexible and inspiring work arrangements, fostering creativity and teamwork among employees.

Marcelo Lu, president of Asia Pacific, excluding Greater China, at BASF said, "This move enables us to better serve our clients with innovative and sustainable solutions, offering high-quality services and reinforcing our role as a sustainable and innovative leader in the market. Together, we will continue to drive business excellence in Vietnam for many decades to come and build a sustainable future for BASF and the communities we serve."

Deutsches Haus, the first sustainable office building in Vietnam, has achieved dual Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certifications for Operation and Maintenance and Building Design and Construction.

This underlines the building's commitment to green principles, fostering productivity, wellness, and minimal environmental impact.

As a global chemical company headquartered in Germany, BASF sees Deutsches Haus as a prime location to connect with like-minded partners, exchange business opportunities, and drive the sustainability agenda in Vietnam.

By moving to a LEED Platinum building and designing the office to meet LEED standards, BASF demonstrates its leadership and commitment to sustainability.

A range of sustainable products are used in the office, including fire protection and sound absorption panels made from BASF’s resin foam Basotect, low odour and low volatile organic compounds paints with BASF’s Acronal dispersion, and non-phthalate plasticiser Hexamoll DINCH for carpets.

Furthermore, BASF continues to strengthen ‘green’ habits among employees through waste segregation, single-use plastics restriction, and digitalisation to minimise paper consumption.

LEED represents the foremost global green building rating system. It serves as a comprehensive framework guiding the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of environmentally responsible and resource-efficient buildings.

BASF has been active in Vietnam since 1994 and BASF Vietnam Limited was set up in 2009. The company maintains two sales offices in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, offering solutions for Vietnam’s key industries, including agriculture, construction, automotive, footwear, electronics, and paints and solvents.

BASF’s sales in Vietnam were approximately €238 million (around $256 million) in 2023 with more than 110 employees as of the end of the year.

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