During one of your numerous visits to the Parchem – fine & specialty chemicals website, it is likely that you have come across the logos for the certifying bodies we adhere to. Were you ever curious as to what being certified by those entities means?
If so, here are the essentials of each certification we proudly adhere to:
International Organization for Standardization, or the more commonly known ISO, is a set of standards for creating a customer focused quality management system (QMS). Adherence to ISO has allowed Parchem to process 98.8% of orders without incident. It has allowed us to instill trust into our growing customer base. Most importantly, it pushes us to respond efficiently to your needs, and provide the best services possible. ISO provides a comprehensive description of standards that require adherence. Some guiding principles include:
- Motivation and implication of top management
- Continual improvement
- Risk assessment
- Implementation and review of corrective actions
- Strong customer focus
At Parchem it is not enough to be certified and adhere to ISO 9001:2015. We desire to utilize the standard to its fullest potential, growing our business, and providing the highest quality services to our valued customers. The primary way in which we verify optimal use of the standard is through audits of our system. ISO recommends internal audits to evaluate the effectiveness of the QMS. Here at Parchem, it has been made policy to complete reoccurring internal audits of the ISO 9001:2015 QMS. We feel an internal audit alone is not enough to truly measure our adherence to the system. That is why after completing our internal audit, we contract a third-party auditor to evaluate our QMS. We are happy to provide a copy of our ISO 9001:2015 certificate for download here. For more information on ISO 9001:2015 click here!
National Association of Chemical Distributors, or NACD, is an international association of chemical distributors and their supply-chain partners. It is the mission of NACD to promote product stewardship and responsible distribution in all its member companies. They demand excellence in every phase of chemical storage, handling, transportation, and disposal. What does Parchem’s NACD certification mean for you? You can be confident that Parchem will always be up to date on all regulations in the chemical distribution industry. As a member of NACD, we receive updates on all proposed, upcoming, and current chemical regulatory legislation. With the updates, we receive access to materials and pertinent trainings, regarding new legislation. To go above and beyond expectation, Parchem annually performs an internal and third-party audit of our facilities. Ensuring that we are performing to our valued customers high standards. Our extensive definition of product stewardship in our quality management system drives us to take the best care of the material until it is on your truck or in your hands. Every order from Parchem comes with the peace of mind that your material is being stored correctly, and not only transported safely, but legally, with all the appropriate documentation.
Click here for more information on NACD, and be sure to look for Parchem on their list of approved responsible distributors.
The Drug, Chemical & Associated Technologies Association, or DCAT, is whose unique membership model integrates both innovator and generic drug manufacturers and suppliers of ingredients, development and manufacturing services, and related technologies. DCAT is committed to building relationships between its members, developing information resources, and delivering value.
As a distributor, we rely on suppliers and manufacturers to get you the product you need. To ensure that we are getting the highest quality products from a reliable source, Parchem has put in place an extensive supplier qualification process. Being a DCAT member, we can take our qualification process a step further, and use their vast database to find DCAT certified suppliers whose values overlap with ours. DCAT hosts numerous events highlighting educational programs and informational services, but more importantly, it allows members to network and meet face to face. Sometimes seeing a company on paper is not enough. Being able to interact and put a face to the name can provide so much more information on a company then a mission statement on a website.
In today''s health conscience society, being able to acquire organic raw materials is more important than ever. How do you know the product you are getting is truly organic? It is not enough for the product to be named organic, instead, the material needs to be certified organic. With Parchem''s array of organic products certified by OneCert Inc., you can rest assured that you are receiving organic products of the highest quality. You can be confident that the material is being manufactured and stored in certified organic facilities and kept free from contamination.
Furthermore, Parchem believes in utilizing a "Twice Verified" system when dealing with organic products. Not only does our Regulatory and Compliance department verify the validity of every organic certification, but we also have our partner, OneCert, verify the validity of the organic certification. Now you can just concentrate on creating a quality organic product and let Parchem handle the rest.
Click here for more information on OneCert Inc. and the five-step plan to successful organic certification.
Over the last decade the phrase genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, has been used in the media and at dinner parties alike. You may have even found yourself wondering what is a GMO? A GMO is an organism that has had the genes from another organism artificially forced into its own genes. The most common GMO’s we see are today crops and livestock. Crops will be modified to grow larger and faster, and livestock will be bred to develop more muscle or fat. You may be thinking, why are people opposed to GMOs? The major opposition is based around the issue that studies on the long-term health effects of GMOs are still “immature.” This is due to the fact the creation of GMOs is still relatively new. Many people believe that GMOs are causing increased pesticide resistance, allergies, and antibiotic resistance.
Naturally, this led to Parchem – fine and specialty chemicals striving to provide a wide array of non-GMO raw materials. We make sure to source from the most reliable suppliers in the industry, and require a statement ensuring the validity of all non-GMO products. We happily provide a GMO statement for ordered products upon request. Do you require a non-GMO raw material that Parchem is currently not sourcing? Just let us know and our dedicated technical team will find do everything they can to find it for you.
Dietary restrictions are always difficult to live with, especially keeping Kosher. One non-kosher ingredient can contaminate an entire product. With Parchem’s headquarters being in downtown New Rochelle New York, we can clearly see the demand for quality Kosher products. With New York city having one of the largest Jewish populations in the world, it would only be logical for Parchem to offer a wide variety of Kosher products. With Parchem’s “Twice Verified” approach to the certification of Kosher goods, you can be confident that the Kosher product you are getting is indeed Kosher. Not only does OK Kosher, one of the largest Kosher certifying agencies in the world, verify the validity of all our Kosher products; they also verify the validity of other Kosher certifications we source. Unsure if a desired product is available as Kosher? Ask our knowledgeable sales team, and if it can be Kosher, they will find it for you. “Mazel tov” on taking the first steps to allowing Parchem – fine and specialty chemicals to be your dedicated source for all your Kosher needs.
With Parchem’s “Twice Verified” approach to the certification of Kosher goods, you can be confident that the Kosher product you are getting is Kosher. Not only does OK Kosher, one of the largest Kosher certifying agencies in the world, verify the validity of all our Kosher products; they also verify the validity of other Kosher certifications we source. Unsure if a desired product is available as Kosher? Ask our knowledgeable technical team, and if it can be Kosher they will find it for you. “Mazel tov” on taking the first steps to allowing Parchem – fine and specialty chemicals to be your dedicated source for all your Kosher needs.