Design for the environment

DFE Certified

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Design for the Environment (DfE) Program is a voluntary partnership program that works directly with industries to integrate health and environmental considerations into their business decisions. A DfE partnership helps businesses design or redesign products, processes, and management systems that are cleaner, more cost-effective, and safer for workers and the public. The DfE Program usually works with industry sectors to compare the human health and environmental risks, performance, and costs associated with existing and alternative technologies or processes. A DfE solution may entail the redesign of a formulation, a manufacturing or service-sector process, or a management practice.

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Organic certification


EcoCert, a global leader in certification in organic farming and organic cosmetics, relies on an international network of 30 branches operating in more than 130 countries. EcoCert is also a recognized player in the certification of environmental management systems and fair trade. It sets demanding standards to encourage economic players across all sectors to adopt more responsible practices. Its expertise also covers environmental consulting. In accordance with its convictions, EcoCert applies a rigorous environmental policy to all of its activities.

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EcoVadis' Gold

Barentz North America, a leading distributor of life science ingredients and specialty chemicals across North America, is proud to announce that it has been granted Gold Level recognition from EcoVadis for its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) program. This is the sixth consecutive year in which Barentz North America has received EcoVadis certification for its leading ESG program.

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OU Kosher

OU (Orthodox Union) Kosher is the world's largest and most widely recognized kosher certification agency, certifying more than 500,000 products produced in over 6,000 plants located in 80 countries around the world.

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National Association of Chemical Distributors

NACD - Responsible Distribution

Barentz is a member of the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) and is RD certified. This third-party verification of environmental, health, safety, and security programs demonstrates our commitment to continuous performance improvement and RD in every phase of chemical storage, handling, transportation, and disposal.

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Natural sources

Naturally Derived

The droplet-leaf mark symbolizes products that are Natural / Naturally Derived. All ingredients within these products are either found in nature or start from natural sources.

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Natural Products Association

NPA Certified

As the leading voice of the natural products industry, the Natural Products Association's mission is to advocate for the rights of consumers to have access to products that will maintain and improve their health, and for the rights of retailers and suppliers to sell these products.

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Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil

RSPO Certified

As a certified member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), Barentz will partner with Certified Sustainable Palm Oil producers, which comply with a set of environmental and social criteria developed by RSPO. When following these criteria, the negative impact of palm oil cultivation on the environment and communities in palm-oil producing regions is minimized.

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The Safe Quality Food program

SQF Institute

The Safe Quality Food (SQF) program is a rigorous and credible food safety and quality program that is recognized by retailers, brand owners, and food service providers world-wide. Recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), the SQF family of food safety and quality codes are designed to meet industry, customer, and regulatory requirements for all sectors of the food supply chain – from the farm all the way to the retail stores.

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