NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) announced the winners of the 2017 Responsible Distribution Excellence Award today. This award is given to companies that demonstrate a sustained and rigorous commitment to NACD Responsible Distribution®, the association's third-party-verified environmental, health, safety, and security program. This year's award has two recipients: McCullough & Associates and Walsh & Associates. The co-recipients were announced at ChemEdge, the premier operation and management conference for the chemical distribution industry hosted annually by NACD, which this year broke attendance records with more than 400 conference-goers.
"We are proud to acknowledge two outstanding companies that embody the ideals of Responsible Distribution for their commitment to environmental health, safety and security," said NACD President Eric R. Byer. "McCullough & Associates played an integral role in helping develop Responsible Distribution as a program. Its outreach to suppliers and customers have been exemplary. Additionally, McCullough's employees demonstrated outstanding leadership across many layers of their organization to ensure a safe work environment all of which led them to earn this honor. Our second recipient, Walsh & Associates, stood out for its dedication to NACD and the principles of Responsible Distribution, its exceptional senior management commitment and the company's work with the broader chemical distribution industry."
"We are honored to receive the 2017 Responsible Distribution Excellence Award from NACD," said McCullough & Associates CEO Earl Tveit. "Winning this award is a testament to the work we do every day to ensure our employees, supply chain partners and surrounding communities understand our commitment to the safe handling of our products. We strive for operational excellence. We are excited to be recognized by NACD our commitment to Responsible Distribution."
"It is truly an honor to be awarded NACD's Responsible Distribution Excellence Award," Walsh & Associates President and CEO Ellen Murphy said. "The Responsible Distribution program has become a reliable vehicle for our company to implement the highest standards of performance ensuring both the security and the safe handling, storage and transportation of our chemical products."
The Responsible Distribution Excellence Award has been presented since 2006 to nearly a dozen companies who exemplify the principles of Responsible Distribution. The award recipients are nominated by third-party verifiers and peers to earn this distinctive recognition. Company representatives join NACD leadership at the ChemEdge conference in August each year to receive the award in front of the community of their colleagues and to encourage other members of the association to learn from their best practices.
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.
McCullough & Associates is headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., and has been a member of NACD since 1989. During that time, company representatives have held a presence on the NACD Board of Directors and various committees. In the early years of Responsible Distribution, McCullough & Associates was a key player in strengthening the program and developing resources such as the Code Coordinator Manual. For more information on McCullough & Associates, visit www.mccanda.com.
Walsh & Associates is headquartered in St. Louis, Mo. A member of NACD since 1971, their senior management has exemplified tremendous commitment to safety and sustainability and been active participants in Responsible Distribution, demonstrating real energy conservation leadership with rooftop solar arrays, SolaTubes for improved lighting, and the use of water-based floor sealants. They foster the spirit of responsibility by engaging in the community, participating in organizations like the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and the Institute of Food Technologists. For more information on Walsh & Associates, visit www.walsh-assoc.com.
SOURCE National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD)