SMMI as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies
Saskatchewan Mining and Minerals was named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2009. After four consecutive years, we achieved the Gold Standard distinction and retained that distinction until 2015 when we were awarded the Best Managed Platinum Club member status which we continue to achieve year-after-year.
Platinum membership is exclusive to Canada’s leading organizations that have been recognized as Best Managed companies for over seven years.
Canada’s Best Managed Companies is Canada’s leading business awards program, recognizing excellence in private Canadian-owned companies. Each year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies undergo a rigorous application process, but only the best are awarded with this prestigious designation.
Saskatchewan Minerals was first named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies following a rigorous screening process that scrutinized every aspect of our business strategies and practices. Our standing is reassessed annually, and the distinction awarded again and again.
“We are truly proud to be named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies. This award speaks to the strength of our Saskatchewan Minerals family. From our plant in Chaplin, we’re leading the market in production of the highest quality natural sodium sulphate. Our customers have come to expect excellence — in both our product and our service. This prestigious award honours the dedication, integrity and commitment of our entire team.”
Rodney McCann, President and CEO
More than 20 years of ISO certification
SMMI was a trailblazer in the sodium sulphate industry. We’ve always understood the needs of our customers: we know they require a reliable, high-quality and consistent product along with excellent customer service.
Successfully pursuing ISO Certification ensures product consistency and means effective and rigorous work procedures are in place — necessary for us to achieve our goals, maintain quality assurance and always meet our clients’ expectations. We’re proud to say that 2018 marked SMMI’s 20-year anniversary of ISO Certification.
ISO Certification requires re-registration audits every third year and surveillance audits every year. The audits are completed by an accredited third party. SMMI is currently registered to ISO 9001:2015.
In May of 2022, SMMI will celebrate its 22nd year of ISO Certification.
Annual scholarships at Chaplin School
SMMI believes in being part of the community and recognizes the power of giving back. In 1991, SMMI launched a scholarship program to support local students at both the Fox Valley School and the Chaplin School.
At first, the successful student received $500 per year, for a maximum of 4 years. In 2017, SMMI increased this scholarship amount to further aid those students, to $1,000 per year for a maximum of 4 years.
Since the launch of this program, SMMI provided scholarships in the amount of roughly $94,000. And we’re thrilled to continue to support the leaders of tomorrow.