ARLINGTON, Va., April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) is pleased to announce that more than 119 Regular member and Chemical Handler Affiliate companies' sites have successfully passed NACD's 4th-cycle on-site Responsible Distribution Verifications since July 2010. These organizations continually demonstrate their commitment to the implementation of its Responsible Distribution's environmental, health, safety, and security (EHS&S) requirements.
Successfully demonstrating, through on-site verifications, implementation of EHS&S policies and procedures under Responsible Distribution's Code of Management Practice to an independent third-party verifier has been a condition of membership in NACD since 1997. In the third cycle, operationally-based EHS&S issues applicable to the site being verified were added to Responsible Distribution. These on-site verifications are required once every 36 months. The current verification cycle commenced July 2010 and it is expected that at least 130 additional companies will pass during the cycle.
"Especially in today's economic and political environment, the chemical distribution industry is confronted with many concerns that include profitability, relationships with suppliers, overseas sourcing, insurance and regulatory compliance," said NACD's President Chris Jahn. "All NACD member and Chemical Handler Affiliate companies that successfully pass Responsible Distribution not only demonstrate their commitment to environmental, health, safety, and security measures, but are better positioned to face today's challenges."
NACD's independent, third-party verifiers for the 4th cycle are Compliance Solutions Group LLC of Baton Rouge, LA, and Eagle Group USA, Inc., of Bloomfield Hills, MI.
For more information on NACD's on-site Responsible Distribution Verification process and for a listing of members in good standing, visit NACD's Web site at www.nacd.com.