NACD Press Release


Arlington, VA
April 11, 2018
Matthew McKinney
(703) 527-6223 x3074

EPA Data Shows Chemical Distributors Had Lowest Average Emissions in 2016

According to an analysis by the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) of recently-released U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) data for the year 2016, the chemical distribution industry had the lowest average emissions per facility of any reporting industry.
Below are some of the top-level statistics that highlight how the chemical industry and NACD member facilities reduced their environmental impact in 2016.
  • The average release per NACD member facility was 34 percent lower than the average for non-NACD member facilities within the chemical wholesaler sector. 
  • Total emissions were cut by 38 percent from 2015 in the chemical wholesaler sector.
  • The average release per facility in the chemical wholesaler sector decreased by 15 percent.
  • NACD member facilities in total reduced their releases by 33 percent from 2015.
NACD President Eric Byer said, “We are extremely proud of our member’s commitment to environmental, health, safety, and security issues through our third-party-verified chemical management system known as NACD Responsible Distribution®. The EPA’s TRI numbers demonstrate the success of NACD member efforts through this program to make environmental and community stewardship one of the highest priorities in running their businesses. We applaud our distributors for working tirelessly to make sustainability an important component of being responsible corporate citizens.”


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