SGS in India, is pleased to announce that M/s. Rastriya Chemicals & Fertilizers Limited (RCF Ltd.), has been certified and awarded the International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA) Protect & Sustain (P & S) certificate for product stewardship at Mumbai, India.

This is the fourth company in India to have been awarded IFA P&S Certification and is the second company certified by SGS in India.

The Protect & Sustain certification is part of the IFA’s Product Stewardship initiative, built on the 12 guiding principles of Safety Health and Environmental management (SHE). Product stewardship is a step that broadens SHE management beyond the factory gate in cooperation with suppliers, transporters and retailers. In many respects, it is about putting into place responsible business management processes across a product's life cycle.

By taking measures to ensure that its products are responsibly developed, sourced, manufactured, stored, transported and applied, the Association and its participating members demonstrate their commitment towards ensuring that fertilizer and their intermediate products are used to the benefit of all, and that its inherent risks are at least minimized, and where possible eliminated.

The IFA Protect & Sustain certificate was received by Mr. C.M.T Britto, Director Technical, Mr. Ashok Ghasghase, Director Marketing and Mr. Suresh Warrior, Director Finance on behalf of RCF Ltd and was awarded by Mr. Nilesh Jadhav, Business Director, CBE, SGS India Pvt Limited.

Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers Limited (RCF) a Government of India undertaking is a leading fertilizer and chemical manufacturing company. This certificate has been issued to three units, the RCF Head Office, Marketing of Fertilizers along with both of their manufacturing units at Trombay and Thal.