At BASF, safety underlines everything we do. This is why Product Stewardship, the responsible and ethical management of our products throughout its lifecycle, is not just an empty word, but a concrete program on which we are committed.
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Sharing our knowledge and experience with farmers
Suraksha Hamesha: Given our focus and dedication to sustainable farming, since 2016 BASF started conducting dedicated ‘Suraksha Hamesha’ meaning ‘Safety all the Time’ training programs for farmers. The program aims to create a platform for educating farmers and agricultural sprayers about the nine steps of responsible use of agrochemicals and personal protection measures. During these meetings, only product stewardship aspects are discussed, no product promotion or sales related activity was conducted. The meetings are planned on pan India basis across the territories we operate.
We believe that every farmer, irrespective of the size of the holding, should be protected from exposure hazards experienced on the farm, such as chemical vapors and contact of chemicals with eyes and skin. However, we know that farmers particularly face the challenge to access correct information, advice and equipment to enable them to work in a safe environment.