ISO, the International Organization for Standardization, is an independent, non-governmental organization, the members of which are the standards organizations of the 164 member countries. It is the world’s largest developer of voluntary international standards and facilitates world trade by providing common standards between nations. Nearly twenty thousand standards have been set covering everything from manufactured products and technology to food safety, agriculture and healthcare.
Use of the standards aids in the creation of products and services that are safe, reliable and of good quality. The standards help businesses increase productivity while minimizing errors and waste. By enabling products from different markets to be directly compared, they facilitate companies in entering new markets and assist in the development of global trade on a fair basis. The standards also serve to safeguard consumers and the end-users of products and services, ensuring that certified products conform to the minimum standards set internationally.
SNF locations in North America have been certified to meet the standards of ISO:
Responsible Care® enables America’s leading chemical companies to achieve even higher standards of performance and generate greater value for their businesses. The Responsible Care Management System offers an integrated, structured approach to improve company performance in the following key areas: community awareness and emergency response; security; distribution; employee health and safety; pollution prevention; and process and product safety.
The Responsible Care Management System’s framework is simple, building on a basic “Plan-Do-Check-Act”philosophy that raises the bar for industry-wide performance while allowing flexibility for individual companies and facilities to meet their specific needs.
SNF products are held to the highest standard and have also been certified by several outside regulatory agencies.
Many SNF products are also certified as NSF International approved products for use as Water and Wastewater Treatment Chemicals. A listing of certified products can be found here: