Nineteen NACD Member Companies Achieve On-Site RDP Verification


Source: NACD
Related Topics: Environmental Technology

The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) is pleased to announce that 19 additional Regular members' sites have successfully passed NACD's 3rd-cycle on-site Responsible Distribution ProcessSM (RDP) Verification, demonstrating their commitment to the implementation of RDP's environmental, health, safety, and security requirements.

RDP Verifications (conducted January 24, 2008 - April 30, 2008)

  • Brenntag North America, Inc.: St. Paul, MN
  • Brown Chemical Co., Inc.: Oakland, NJ
  • Chem/Serv, Inc.: Minneapolis, MN
  • Chemicals, Inc. USA, a Chemgroup Co.: Dayton, OH
  • DeWolf Chemical, Inc.: Mansfield, MA
  • Dunleary, Inc.: Tampa, FL
  • E.M. Sullivan Associates, Inc.: Wilmington, DE
  • Ideal Chemical & Supply Co.: Memphis, TN
  • K.A. Steel Chemicals, Inc.: Lemont, IL
  • Lowe Chemical Co.: Cleveland, OH
  • Mehaffey & Daigle, Inc.: Harahan, LA
  • North Industrial Chemicals, Inc.: York, PA
  • The Plaza Group: Seabrook, TX
  • Radchem Products: Lemont, IL
  • Rierden Chemical & Trading Company: Bedford Park, IL
  • Schibley Chemical Company, Inc.: Elyria, OH
  • Surfactants, Inc.: South Plainfield, NJ
  • TR International, Inc.: Bensonville, IL
  • Thornley Company, Inc.: Parkersburg, PA

Successfully demonstrating implementation of environmental, health, security, and safety (EHS&S) policies and procedures under RDP’s Code of Management Practice to an independent third-party verifier has been a condition of membership in NACD since 1997. RDP Verification (RDPV) is required once every thirty-six months. These companies listed are the fourth group to go through RDPV in the 2007-2009 verification cycle.

“Now more than ever, the chemical distribution industry is confronted with many concerns, including profitability (in light of increased prices for raw materials, finding new customers, increased competition, industry consolidation, and more), relationships with suppliers, overseas sourcing, insurance (environmental, health, etc.), and regulatory compliance,” said NACD’s President & COO Chris Jahn. “All NACD members and Affiliates that successfully pass RDP not only demonstrate their commitment to environmental, health, safety, and security measures, but are better positioned to face today’s challenges.”

In keeping with RDP’s goal for continuous improvement, significant enhancements were incorporated into this 3rd-cycle on-site RDP Verification process. RDP Verification is and has been management systems-based, and now also addresses operationally-based EHS&S issues applicable to the site being verified.

NACD’s independent, third-party verifiers for this three-year RDPV cycle are Compliance Solutions Group LLC of Baton Rouge, LA, and Eagle Group USA, Inc., of Rochester Hills, MI. Verifications of NACD member companies are ongoing. For more information on NACD’s on-site RDP Verification process, visit the Responsible Distribution ProcessSM Web site at

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