Società Chimica Larderello (SCL) is an Italian chemical company that has worked in the boron business for 2 centuries, that is since Francesco Larderel, a French businessman, established the first industrial plant near Montecerboli for the production of borax. SCL is the only European producer in this business and works in a market which is widespread regarding product application as the nuclear, electronic, chemical, pharmaceutical sectors. Thanks to the passion for tradition and attention to the customer satisfaction, SCL sells worldwide distributing in more than 50 countries. SCL produces and markets two principal groups of products: special boric derivates (amongst which the brand names Borowood® Zinborel® and Foliarel®) and special fertilizers (FertiGobal®). SCL''s products have high chemical and physical standards able to satisfy the most advanced market requirements. SCL is based in Italy with head offices in Milan and plant in Larderello in the Pisa province, and overseas offices in the United States of America (Kansas City) and in the People''s Republic of China (Shanghai). SCL has always followed policies highlighting Quality and respect for the environment. Regarding this company objective it has obtained the combined certification of Quality and Environment UNI EN ISO 9001:2000 and UNI EN ISO 14001:2004.