If you need motivation to become active in this year’s election process, this is no shortage of critical issues that NACD member companies should address with their Members of Congress as they head home for the final recess before the 2022 midterm election cycle.
Sustainability is not a new concept, but its integration into our daily working practices is becoming increasingly prevalent. Indeed, shareholders, customers, and employees now expect chemical distributors to rise to the challenge and implement change.
For over 50 years, NACD has been the voice of chemical distribution in the nation. There are now more than 400 companies that are part of our association – a diverse blend of businesses spanning every part of the chemical supply chain. Whether you're a distributor, chemical warehouse, carrier, service provider, equipment manufacturer, or chemical supplier – we’re here to represent you and promote the professionalism and stewardship of our industry.
At the National Association of Chemical Distributors, we take pride in placing the highest priority on the health, safety, and security of our employees, our communities, and the environment. Since 1991, Responsible Distribution, NACD’s mandatory third-party verified environmental, health, safety, and security program, has helped our members live up to these tenets. The program ensures that NACD and its members have all the necessary tools at their disposal to safely store, handle, transport, and dispose of chemicals.
Make no mistake about it, businesses across the country are still struggling to recover from America’s supply chain crisis, which the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) has been sounding the alarm about for over two years now. Chemical distributors have been hit with increased delays, costs, detention, and demurrage fees, skyrocketing fuel prices, increased cost of equipment, and so much more.
NACD places the highest priority on the health, safety, and security of employees, communities, and the environment. For our members, this means complying with all relevant regulations and legislation, and adhering to the tenets and meeting the requirements of NACD Responsible Distribution®, a mandatory third-party verified management system that lets members demonstrate their commitment to continuous performance improvement in every phase of chemical storage, handling, transportation, and disposal.
If you think the pace of global regulatory attention devoted to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) has greatly accelerated, you would be spot on. PFAS regulation is as globally ubiquitous as the very class of chemicals the term “PFAS” is defined to include, and the pace is unlikely to abate.
Employee training is a critical component of any chemical distribution business. Given the industry’s nature and supply chain position, ensuring employees are appropriately trained and adequately prepared to carry out their designated duties should always be a priority.
College – a quintessential moment for most young adults. From many kids’ first moments of independence to developing their academic passions, this season of life is filled with an explosion of possibilities and new challenges. For Chad E. Foster, he faced a new trial: going blind at the age of 21.
Since hemp was removed from the Schedule I drug designation at the federal level with the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, Cannabidiol (CBD) has grown into a multi-billion dollar industry across the United States. However, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) maintains authority over hemp-derived food and drug products, including CBD. The FDA still classifies CBD as a Schedule I drug.