Palmer Holland recently announced that it has successfully passed its National Association of Chemical Distributor (NACD) Responsible Distribution® verification for the current three-year cycle. According to Palmer Holland, this verification reaffirms the company’s commitment to the health, safety, and security of its employees, communities, and the environment. Responsible Distribution is an environmental, health, safety, and security program that allows NACD 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 Eric Byer, NACD president. “Through their successful verification, Palmer Holland 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 offers benefits such as 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.
“Together with our ISO 9001 certification, the Responsible Distribution standard helps Palmer Holland enhance our service quality, increase efficiency, and ensure responsible handling of chemicals through the supply chain,” said Patricia Noyes, Palmer Holland’s director of Quality and Responsible Distribution.