THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Aug. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) recently announced Andes Chemical Corporation as the winner of the 2016 Responsible Distribution Excellence Award at this year's ChemEdge conference. ChemEdge is the premier operations and management event for the chemical distribution industry, hosted annually by NACD. Each year, the award is given to the NACD member or affiliate company who most embodies the ideals of NACD Responsible Distribution®, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary as the association's third-party-verified environmental, health, safety, and security program.
"Andes Chemical Corporation's dedication to safety, sustainability and environmental health is truly exceptional and certainly lives up to the standards of Responsible Distribution," said NACD President Eric R. Byer. "Because of their innovative and effective approach, Andes Chemical has improved their safety performance for three consecutive years while still increasing their workforce and work hours."
Andes Chemical Corporation President Fern Espinosa said, "Andes Chemical is proud to receive the Responsible Distribution Excellence Award. Since our founding 30 years ago, Andes Chemical has been committed to providing innovative solutions and logistics for specialty chemicals while ensuring the highest standards of performance and safety. We are proud to live up to the principles of Responsible Distribution every day."
In determining this year's award winner, several key practices at Andes Chemical stood out, including:
- Holding quarterly meetings to monitor performance in relation to company goals and objectives;
- Conducting performance reviews for all employees twice a year;
- Embracing innovation and technology like the use of handheld devices for daily operations including inspection activities and access to material safety data; and
- Extending their responsibility to the community by participating in organizations like youth baseball and Miami Children's Young Ambassadors.
Headquartered in Miami, FL, the company has been a member of NACD since 2007. For more information about Andes Chemical Corporation, visit www.andeschem.com.
NACD and its over 440 member companies are vital to the chemical supply chain providing products to over 750,000 end users. 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 more information, visit www.NACD.com.
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SOURCE National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD)