The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) uses a 3rd party Responsible Distribution® Verification process where each member company undergoes a verification of their health, safety, security and environmental management system.
The Responsible Distribution® Verification is a program instituted by NACD in coordination with a group of suppliers who sell chemical products through NACD members. Primary objectives of the program are to provide:
A vehicle for distributor Environmental, Health, Safety and Security (EHS&S) performance assessment and guidance for continually improving that performance; A methodology that enables suppliers to meet their Management System commitments for the selection and assessment of their distributors.
Verify that the distributor has management systems, policies, procedures and processes in place to meet the distributor's Responsible Distribution®, obligations;
- Verify that these policies, procedures and processes have been communicated throughout the company;
- Verify that the policies, procedures and processes have been implemented in the workplace and are understood and practiced by operating employees;
- Describe a distributor's facility and how it is operated;
- Describe how the distributor implements its EHS&S programs by on-site third party