Membership & Safety

Measuring the Impact of Responsible Distribution on Environmental, Health, Safety, & Security Performance

The mission of NACD is to enhance and communicate the professionalism and stewardship of the chemical distribution industry. In doing this, it is important that NACD be seen as the premier authority on industry information related to chemical distribution in the United States. When reporters, Congressional staff and everyday citizens need information on chemical distribution, NACD should be the go-to source – not partisan advocacy groups, private undocumented data services, or federal agencies that might be ill-informed.

For this reason, NACD is undertaking a new initiative to upgrade and enhance our internal data management and collection systems. We hired John Dunham and Associates (JDA) as our partner in this effort. JDA conducted our 2015 Economic Impact Analysis, works with dozens of industry trade associations and understands the importance of ensuring that data are kept both accurate and confidential.

Under this initiative, we will be completing a number of new projects including:

  • The creation of a comprehensive data warehouse incorporating internal industry data, our Economic Impact Analysis, company survey data, and various government sources;
  • The development of an extensive geo-database of facility information;
  • A 2018 update of our Economic Impact Analysis; and,
  • A regulatory model allowing us to provide the press, members of Congress and regulatory agencies with data on the impact of proposed rules, taxes and other policies on our industry.

To this end, we are streamlining our survey process. In early 2017, we ended our relationship with Industry Insights in favor of consolidating multiple surveys and data collection into one comprehensive survey, with the goal being to lessen the burden of data collection on our members and to expand this effort to non-member firms over time.

Please see this FAQ document for more information about how this new initiative will work. Note: The safety portion of the survey will still be mandatory for all distributor members per NACD bylaws. We anticipate delivering robust data back to NACD member organizations and better representing their interests in the future.

To learn more about this initiative, please contact Matt McKinney at mmckinney@nacd.com or (571) 482-3074.



Please click here to view the 2018 Membership & Safety report.