MARCO ISLAND, Fla., Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Canadian Association of Chemical Distributors (CACD) pledging to accept each other's Responsible Distribution third party verification requirement if a member in good standing with one Association wants to join the other Association. Best practices, information sharing, and increased support are also included in the MOU.
"We have so much in common with CACD," said NACD Chairman Roger Harris, President of Producers Chemical Company, Sugar Grove, IL. "Most importantly, our members share the commitment that continuous improvement in environment, health, safety, and security areas is imperative in an ever changing industry. NACD and CACD will continue to promote the value of third party verification to other countries."
The MOU is testament to the integrity of the Associations' member's third party verification of their critical operational areas demonstrating to customers, employees, government and regulatory authorities, and the public, that these mutual Responsible Distribution programs work and are taking hold across the Americas.
David Luciani, Chair of CACD and President of Min-Chem Canada, Inc. stated, "CACD and NACD share a unique relationship that surpasses the usual association liaison. Our two organizations are proud to cooperate with one another to advance Responsible Distribution and its principles even beyond our countries. By working together we are stronger and will continually work on fostering ongoing alignments wherever possible."
NACD and its over 400 member companies are vital to the chemical supply chain providing products to over 750,000 end users. They make a delivery every eight seconds while maintaining a safety record that is more than twice as good as all manufacturing combined. NACD members are leaders in health, safety, security, and environmental performance through implementation of Responsible Distribution, established in 1991 as a condition of membership and a third-party verified management practice. For additional information on its members, their safety record or NACD, visit NACD at www.nacd.com.
The Canadian Association of Chemical Distributors (CACD) is a non-profit trade association for the distribution sector of the Canadian chemical industry. CACD's member companies are committed to taking every practical precaution towards ensuring that products and services do not present an unacceptable level of risk to its employees, customers, the public or the environment. CACD's members adhere to a management program known as "Responsible Distribution®", which ensures a continual reduction of incidents that may result in or threaten injury to people or damage to the environment.
Contact: Lucinda Schofer, 703/527-NACD(6223)
SOURCE National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD)