Columbus-based Global Chemical Manufacturing Company Receives International Accreditation


Don Hobbs
Corporate Marketing and Business Development Director
(740) 881.5440

GFS Chemicals upgrades to ISO 9001:2015 accreditation

COLUMBUS, OHGFS Chemicals is pleased to announce it has received its ISO 9001:2015 accreditation. With this accreditation, GFS proves its commitment to providing quality and innovation to its customers. 

"This accreditation ensures that customers of GFS Chemicals are receiving the highest quality and support today and every day," said President and CEO Steel Hutchinson. 

The ISO 9001:2015 accreditation is the most up-to-date accreditation given to chemical manufacturers from the International Organization for Standardization based in Switzerland. The accreditation process is not easy and is only given to companies that meet a very strict set of standards. 

Melissa Murphy, Corporate Quality Assurances Manager, affirms, "GFS Chemicals has been certified to ISO 9001:2015 and has met all the demands and guidance required by this directive." Murphy continues, "GFS continually strives to expand its accreditations to ensure all of its customer expectations are being met." 

GFS is proud to have received two separate accreditations from ISO; 9001:2015 and 17025.

About ISO 9001:2015: 
ISO 9001:2015 sets out the criteria for a quality management system and is the only standard in the family that can be certified to (although this is not a requirement). It can be used by any organization, large or small, regardless of its field of activity. In fact, there are over one million companies and organizations in over 170 countries certified to ISO 9001. 

This standard is based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the process approach and continual improvement. These principles are explained in more detail in the pdf Quality Management Principles. Using ISO 9001:2015 helps ensure that customers get consistent, good quality products and services, which in turn brings many business benefits. 

About GFS Chemicals: 
Founded in 1928, GFS Chemicals is a chemical manufacturer serving companies worldwide. Providing high purity, specification driven specialty and fine chemicals for the Pharma, Agriculture, Food, Environmental, Petrochemical, Flavors and Fragrances, Photovoltaics, Batteries, and Semiconductor industries. Based in Columbus, Ohio, USA, GFS Chemicals has been a leader in the Chemical industry - with the flexibility of a family owned company GFS can be quick and nimble in support of the needs of the most demanding customers. For more information about GFS Chemicals please visit

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