This week, more than 90 representatives from NACD member companies came to Washington D.C. to meet with their lawmakers and tell them about the issues impacting their businesses and other important developments happening in the chemical distribution industry. One of the things they shared with elected officials was the 25th anniversary of Responsible Distribution
We as an industry have a tremendous amount to be proud of regarding Responsible Distribution. Whether being the first industry association to incorporate security into our EH&S program following the attacks on September 11, or making sure that third-party verification is a pillar of the program to ensure objectivity in the verification process, or that we have signed Memorandums of Understanding with both American and international industry associations in an effort to better harmonize Responsible Distribution with other environmental, health, safety, and security programs – NACD has definitively improved industry performance since the inception of Responsible Distribution.
To celebrate these incredible achievements and many more, over the course of the year NACD will be incorporating the anniversary into our events and programs. At ChemEdge, we will be releasing a keepsake issue of the Chemical Distributor magazine dedicated entirely to Responsible Distribution, including its history and evolution over the last 25 years, interviews with people that helped launch the program, and much more. We will also be featuring best in class stories from all around Responsible Distribution at ChemEdge discussing ways that you can leverage the resources the program provides to improve your operational performance.
At Annual Meeting, we’ll be celebrating the anniversary throughout the entire week. We’ll be recognizing the companies that have been members of NACD since Responsible Distribution was launched a quarter-century ago, and commemorating this astounding milestone in many other ways. I know I’m looking forward to attending, and I hope you do too!
We should be proud every year of the great strides we’ve made through Responsible Distribution, but this year is particularly special. I hope you join me and the rest of our industry in celebrating 25 years of improving safety and performance. We’d like to hear how Responsible Distribution has benefited you.