The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) was established in 1971. It is an international association of chemical distributors and their supply-chain partners. The company members of this association formulate, process, blend, transport, warehouse, and market chemical products for over 750,000 customers.
The NACD possesses close to 450 members and affiliate companies that represent more than 85% of the chemical distribution capacity in the nation. These members know their products and processes very well and they offer valuable services to their customers in a very professional, responsible manner. NACD members play a leadership role in their societies as information resources and are eager to deliver the equal support and guidance to local, state, and federal legislators on technical matters regarding the safe handling, transportation, storage, use, and disposal of chemical products.
A member-voted condition of membership in the National Association of Chemical Distributors is a signed commitment to NACD Responsible Distribution®. Responsible Distribution is a mandatory third-party verified program that lets members demonstrate their commitment to constant performance improvement in every phase. These phases include chemical storage, transportation, handling and disposal which improve performance in protecting security, safety, health, and the environment.
The key benefits of Responsible Distribution include:
- Lower occurrences of safety and environmental incidents
- Enjoy better documentation of company policies
- Employ practices of excellence and quality systems throughout your operations
- Engage in better communication with local communities
- Reduce audit costs and time spent on audits
- Save on insurance expenses
- Improve marketplace visibility and earn credibility through performance
The NACD mission is to enhance and communicate the professionalism and stewardship of the chemical distribution industry. Their vision is to be the premier authority for chemical distribution in the United States, to strive for excellence in its Responsible Distribution Program, to advocate sound government policies, and to promote the continuous improvement of member companies.
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