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Responsible Distribution

Responsible Distribution is NACD’s mandatory, third-party verified environmental, health, safety & security program where members demonstrate their commitment to continuous performance improvement in every phase of chemical storage, handling, transportation, and disposal.

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Serving a critical industry and the customers it supplies and supports
Since 1971, NACD has united an international community of distributors and supply-chain partners who formulate, blend, re-package, warehouse, transport, and market chemical products for over 750,000 customers.

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NACD Honors Two Companies with 2017 Responsible Distribution Excellence Award
NACD has announced the winners of the 2017 Responsible Distribution Excellence Award. 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.
NACD’s Operational Excellence Conference ChemEdge Sees Record Attendance
ChemEdge, the leading chemical distribution operations and management conference in the United States hosted annually by NACD, kicks off in Nashville with well over 400 attendees and exhibitors—a record-breaking number of chemical distribution professionals from across the country. Taking place from August 15-18, distributors and their supply chain partners alike are eager to absorb insights on managing complex regulatory and operational issues affecting their businesses.
NACD Hires Layla Soberanis as New Director of Legislative Affairs
NACD is proud to announce the hiring of Layla Soberanis as the association’s new director of legislative affairs. She will advocate for critical issues on behalf of the chemical distribution industry on Capitol Hill, specifically on legislation related to labor, regulatory reform, tax, trade, and transportation. She will join Lindsay Ryan, director of legislative affairs, and Doug Leigh, legislative affairs coordinator, on the NACD advocacy team.
NACD Hires Lindsay Ryan as New Director of Legislative Affairs
NACD is proud to announce the hiring of Lindsay Ryan as the association’s new director of legislative affairs. Prior to joining NACD, Ryan was a legislative assistant for U.S. Congressman John Moolenaar (R-MI) working on issues related to national defense, energy, immigration, the judiciary, science and technology, telecommunications, and veteran’s affairs.
NACD Applauds Michigan State Resolutions Recognizing NACD Responsible Distribution®
NACD welcomed the approval of Michigan State Senate Resolution 64 sponsored by Senator Peter MacGregor (R-MI-28) and State House Resolution 107 sponsored by Representative Terry Sabo (D-Muskegon), which both recognize the benefits of NACD Responsible Distribution®, the association’s mandatory third-party-verified environmental, health, safety and security program. The resolutions also announce that today, May 24, is Responsible Chemical Distribution Day in the state of Michigan.
NACD Applauds Senate Markup of Regulatory Reform Legislation
NACD President Eric Byer issued the following statement on the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs’ markup of several pieces of legislation aimed at streamlining the regulatory process and reducing burdens on small businesses, including the Regulatory Accountability Act (S. 951) and the Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act (S. 584).
Chemical Distributors Advocate for Association Health Plans and Regulatory Reform on Capitol Hill
More than 90 NACD members descended on Capitol Hill to urge nearly 200 Congressional offices to support legislation that brings transparency to the agency rulemaking process to reduce the unnecessary burden of rapidly and unexpectedly changing regulations on American businesses, and to expand association health plans (AHPs) to help small businesses provide access to quality health care to their employees.
Inbound Logistics Podcast: Are You and Your Supply Chain Partners Shipping Chemicals Safely?
The logistics of shipping chemicals often comes with it’s own unique set of challenges. Ensuring the standards of safety and proper protocol falls to the National Association of Chemical Distributors who works with supply-chain partners across the globe to realize their mission to enhance and communicate the professionalism and stewardship of the chemical distribution industry.

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August 18, 2017
Indonesian PE producer raise prices after public holiday
...Indonesian PE producer raise prices after public holiday. Felita Widjaja. SINGAPORE (ICIS)--A major Indonesian producer had revised up its prices for...
August 18, 2017
EU MTBE imports rise, exports slump in June - Eurostat
...EU MTBE imports rise, exports slump in June - Eurostat. Samantha Wright. LONDON (ICIS)--EU June exports of methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) fell...
August 18, 2017
Plant Status: Celanese to shut Singapore acetic acid plant late next week
...Plant Status: Celanese to shut Singapore acetic acid plant late next week. Helen Lee. SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Here is a plant status report: Owner: Celanese...
August 18, 2017
S Korea’s TK Chemical to shut PET line for maintenance in September
...S Korea’s TK Chemical to shut PET line for maintenance in September. Hazel Goh. SINGAPORE (ICIS)--South Korea’s TK Chemical Corp plans to shut a...


Responsible Distribution Workshop
August 15, 2017
Nashville, TN
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ChemEdge 2017
August 15-18, 2017
Nashville, TN
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LCSA Implementation for Chemical Distributors: Focus on Inventory Notification
September 7, 2017
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Northeast Region Meeting
September 11-13, 2017
Philadelphia, PA
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Duke Business Negotiation Skills Program
September 17-20, 2017
Durham, NC
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Duke Leadership Program
October 8-13, 2017
Durham, NC
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Duke Management Program
October 24-27, 2017
Durham, NC
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November 13-16, 2017
Naples, FL
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Duke Leadership Program
December 10-15, 2017
Durham, NC
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