UNIONTOWN, OH – North American specialty chemical distribution firm ChemSpec Ltd. recently achieved full membership status with the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) and has successfully passed its NACD Responsible Distribution® verification for the current three-year cycle, affirming the company’s commitment to the health, safety and security of its employees, communities and the environment. Responsible Distribution is the NACD’s third-party verified environmental, health, safety and security program that allows members to demonstrate their commitment to continuous performance improvement in every phase of chemical storage, handling, transportation and disposal.

“Responsible Distribution is critical to the chemical distribution industry’s ability to safely deliver more than 30 million tons of product every year,” said NACD President and CEO Eric Byer. “Through their successful verification, ChemSpec and its senior leadership have committed to the continuous improvement in the chemical distribution industry’s responsible management and handling of chemicals that ensures NACD members effectively support the industries America relies on most, like agriculture, healthcare, oil and gas, manufacturing equipment, and many others.”

The Responsible Distribution program requires on-site, third-party verification of facilities against a set of guiding principles, including strict adherence to laws and regulations, and participation with interested entities in creating responsible laws, regulations and practices to help safeguard the community, workplace and environment.

Participation in Responsible Distribution has significant benefits, including lower instances of safety and environmental incidents, better documentation of company policies, better communication with local communities, reduced audit time and costs, and increased credibility.

ChemSpec President Dave Moreland had this to say about this recent achievement, “This certification is something we’ve worked very hard on obtaining, and we are extremely happy to earn it. Our Quality & Regulatory Department Manager Brendan Lowery and his team have put tremendous time into obtaining this verification. We’re proud of them. I believe this shows ChemSpec, like our parent company Safic-Alcan, is committed to environmental stewardship, overall sustainability and continual improvement to our processes and procedures.”