Shamkris Global Group


What is TFS?

Together for Sustainability (TfS), a joint initiative and global network of 30 chemical companies, delivers the de facto global standard for environmental, social, and governance performance of chemical supply chains. The TFS program is based on the UN Global Compact and Responsible Care principles.

TfS is growing into a global organization with regional representation and strategic partnerships in Asia, North America, and South America.

Operating as a unique, member-driven organization and peer-to-peer network, TfS member companies shape the future of the chemical industry together.

Benefits of TFS Certification

Sustainable chemical supply chain

Building trust in the global chemical business community

On track to become the global standard for sustainable chemical supply chain

Growth in business

Enhance Sustainable Growth

Global feed safety management system

Who can be certified TFS Certification?

Shamkris Group

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Document required for TFS Certification

The extent of Documented Information differs as per:

Role of Shamkris and Process of TFS Certification

Shamkris adopts a results-oriented approach to effective system implementation in the organization. A simple and practical method of system implementation helps organizations increase business efficiency and sustainability. Shamkris supports 100% documentation to obtain an accreditation body of success in addition to enhanced performance.

The implementation process is described below:

Time Frame



Day 1

GAP Analysis
Certification Body
Cost Estimates

Week 1

Developing Documents

Week 4

Implementing Management System

Week 8

Internal Audit

Week 10

Certification Body
N-C Closing

Week 12

Certification Body

Year on Year

Yearly Compliance


The purpose of the TfS Initiative is to develop and implement a global audit program to assess and improve sustainability practices within the supply chains of the chemical industry. The initiative was founded by six multinational chemical companies: BASF, Bayer, Evonik Industries, Henkel, Lanxess and Solvay. To date, AkzoNobel, Arkema, Borealis, Brenntag, Clariant, Covestro, DSM, Eastman, ICL, IFF, Merck, Sanofi, Syngenta, UPM, Wacker and Wanhua have joined the initiative.
Technically, suppliers now only have to complete one form instead of multiple questionnaires. Additionally, buyers can access the information through a shared platform.

TfS is a global initiative of the chemical industry. In addition to the six founding members, TfS has welcomed members from Europe and the United States. Hence, membership is open to chemical companies, i.e. companies with a significant share of business operations in chemical production (including performing chemical or biochemical synthesis) or trading/distributing of chemicals from all over the world. The vast majority of sustainability assessments and audits is conducted outside Europe.