With waste management being an extremely complex and increasingly important aspect of chemical distribution, we’re pleased to introduce a new two-part NACD U course that aims to clean up any confusion about this topic and its myriad rules and requirements.
The course is split into two very distinct parts— the first providing an overview on managing solid waste with the second focusing exclusively on hazardous waste. It’s ideal for anyone starting to deal with this issue or who needs a refresher.
In years past, the NACD Washington Fly-In has been a cornerstone of our association’s advocacy efforts, helping to bring together members from across the nation to meet with their Members of Congress and educate them about the issues impacting chemical distributors. We’ve missed the opportunity to conduct these important meetings in person over the past couple of years. But this July, 50 NACD members are heading to our nation’s capital to talk about the biggest issues facing businesses like ours: the resurrected superfund tax and trade barriers that are driving up our costs.
As part of the Biden Administration’s focus on climate action through the executive branch, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is proposing rule amendments that would require the companies it regulates to include certain climate-related information in their registration statements and periodic reports, such as on Form 10-K.
Changes are coming for Responsible Distribution early next year.
Just as the chemical distribution industry – and indeed, our membership – continues to evolve and adapt with the times, it’s important that our trusted environmental, health, safety, and security program does the same.
At its core, NACD Responsible Distribution®, our mandatory third-party verified environmental, health, safety, and security (EHS&S) program, is about continuous improvement and ensuring our members implement best practices. For over three decades, this program has kept chemical distributors and local communities safe, but over time, the landscape in which we operate has also changed dramatically. To help address these changes, Responsible Distribution incorporated requirements to Code VII Emergency Response and Public Preparedness, specifically around crisis communication and responding to the media.
No matter your company’s size or specialty, whether a major distributor or a small family-owned business, Responsible Distribution is proven to help enhance your operations and improve Environmental, Health, Safety, and Security risk management programs, allowing you to gain and retain new customers.
The first week of May is Hurricane Preparedness Week. Hurricanes and other natural disasters are a fact of life. Because a natural disaster can suddenly pose a threat, preparedness is key for responsible chemical distributors.
Like many other shipping customers in the United States, NACD members depend on our nation’s freight rail network to run their businesses successfully. Because of the nature of certain common chemicals, such as chlorine, many chemical distributors solely rely on rail to service their customers in a consistent manner.
Registration is now open for our upcoming Central & Southern Regions Meeting taking place in Nashville, TN. From June 13-15, 2022, the Margaritaville Hotel Nashville will host a special combined meeting, providing the perfect opportunity for members from both regions to reunite.
Across the country, businesses large and small – including chemical distributors – depend on rail service to connect us with our customers. At the federal level, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) is the agency responsible for overseeing our nation’s freight rail network. In the not-so-distant past, staffing and policy issues at the agency meant that many freight rail issues went unaddressed, making it harder, more expensive, and less efficient to move goods across the country by rail.