What Is Responsible Distribution Verification?
Briefly, Responsible Distribution Verification is NACD's on-site third-party verification process required of each NACD member at one of its distribution locations. Responsible Distribution verification is conducted by an independent, third-party verifier(s) against a standard specifications document based on the Responsible Distribution Guiding Principles and a Code of Management Practice. Responsible Distribution verification IS NOT an inspection against a rigid set of Yes/No questions that leave no flexibility for response. For example:
NACD members and Chemical Handler Affiliates (CHAs) will began the fifth Responsible Distribution verification cycle on January 1, 2014 with on-site verifications. NACD initially contacts members and CHAs and the verifiers will follow up. The fifth cycle is the most robust and rewarding for NACD members, who expect to receive a more thorough assessment of their Responsible Distribution verification implementation and of their approach to environmental, health, safety, and security management.
NACD's two designated third-party verification firms for both document and on-site Responsible Distribution verifications are:
Eagle Group USA