SNF’s products help to preserve natural resources. Likewise, our manufacturing processes are designed to minimize the environmental impact of our operations. Our primary monomer is therefore produced enzymatically at room temperature under atmospheric pressure. Given the volumes involved, this biological catalytic process makes us a soft chemistry pioneer.


Across all our industrial sites, we are constantly making efforts to reduce our environmental impact. Consequently, our unit water, gas and electricity consumption has declined regularly for more than 10 years. Most of our sites are ISO 14001 certified, have signed up to the Responsible Care initiative and track their greenhouse gas emissions.



Since it was first founded, SNF has conducted itself as a corporate citizen with a clear understanding of its social responsibility. As a signatory to the UN Global Compact,
SNF makes every effort to apply and promote the principles laid down therein, in particular those concerning working conditions, respect for the environment and the fight against corruption.


SNF’s top priority is the safety of its facilities and the health and well-being of its employees. All our production units are designed with safety concerns in mind to ensure that risks are as isolated as possible. Moreover, we dedicate a significant proportion of resources to training our staff in industrial safety. This policy has unquestionably borne fruit, as our workplace accident record is one of the very best in our industry.