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P&S At a Glance

Protect&Sustain is the defacto global product stewardship standard for fertilizers. It was developed by IFA members, for IFA members.

By assessing your company’s product stewardship performance and joining the certification scheme, your company can reach the highest levels of safety and security performance in the fertilizer industry.

Protect&Sustain vs. other standards

Protect&Sustain covers the specific quality, environmental, health and safety aspects of the ISO 9001 and 14001, as well as the OHSAS 18001 certifications.

The IFA standard also has many points in common with Responsible Care14001, which addresses the whole chemical industry.

In other words, the more of these certifications an IFA member has received before, the closer it is to quickly get Protect&Sustain certified today.

What makes Protect&Sustain unique, is that it is tailored for fertilizers, that it is the only certification that includes product security questions,and that it is a points-based system, making it sustainable over time.

Benefits of certification

  • Safer, healthier working conditions

  • Safer surrounding communities

  • Protected environment

  • Better reputation locally & globally

  • Fewer regulations

  • Lower taxes & insurance rates

  • Increased profitability

  • Greater attractiveness to investors