Acme-Hardesty announced it has successfully passed its NACD Responsible Distribution verification for the current three-year cycle. Responsible Distribution is the National Association of Chemical Distributor’s (NACD) third-party verified environmental, health, safety and security program for members to demonstrate continuous performance improvement in every phase of chemical storage, handling, transportation and disposal.
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The Responsible Distribution program requires third-party verification of facilities against a set of guiding principles, including strict adherence to widely accepted industry and business practices and participation with interested entities in creating responsible regulations to help safeguard its communities, workplaces and environment.
Participation in Responsible Distribution includes education and training in health, safety, security and environmental performance; better documentation of company policies; improved communication with local communities; reduced audit time and costs; and increased credibility.
Eric R. Byer, NACD President and CEO, said, “Responsible Distribution is critical to the chemical distribution industry’s ability to safely deliver more than 30 million tons of product every year. Through their successful verification, Acme-Hardesty and its senior leadership team have committed to continuous improvement in the responsible management and handling of oleochemicals and castor oil derivatives that ensures NACD members effectively support the industries America relies on most, such as agchemicals, life sciences, personal care, phase change, polyurethanes, paint and coatings, lubes and grease, manufacturing equipment and many others.”
Bryan A. Huston, VP of national accounts and inside sales, Acme-Hardesty, said, “Acme-Hardesty is proud to be a member of NACD. We take our commitment to Responsible Distribution seriously. As we continue to grow, our partnership with NACD becomes even more integral to our future success.”