BSI Selected as a 3rd-Party Verifier for NACD Responsible Distribution®

September 14, 2016

Herndon, VA - BSI announced today it has been selected to become a verifier for the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD). With membership representing 85% of the chemical distribution capacity in the US, NACD’s members account for 90% of the industry’s economic throughput.

As one of the leading providers of assessments to Responsible Care®, the chemical manufacturing sector-specific standards, BSI is uniquely placed to verify adherence to the rigors of NACD Responsible Distribution®, the association’s mandatory environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) program.  Responsible Care® and Responsible Distribution represent the robust commitment by different arms of the global chemical industry to drive continuous improvement and achieve excellence in EHS&S performance.

“BSI Group America comes to NACD as an experienced verification organization that will help ensure NACD member companies demonstrate continuous improvement under Responsible Distribution®,” said NACD President Eric Byer. “We anticipate BSI’s background in various management systems will bring value to Responsible Distribution®, and we look forward to building a positive relationship between their verifiers and our member companies.”

Todd VanderVen, President of BSI Americas stated, “We are honored to be named one of NACD’s select third-party verifiers of Responsible Distribution® and are proud to be associated with an organization that has demonstrated its solid commitment to protecting the environment, their communities and their employees.  We look forward to meeting and working with NACD’s members for years to come.”

About BSI 

BSI (British Standards Institution) is the business standards company that equips businesses with the necessary solutions to turn standards of best practice into habits of excellence. Formed in 1901, BSI was the world’s first National Standards Body and a founding member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Over a century later it continues to facilitate business improvement and organizational resilience across the globe by helping its clients drive performance, manage risk and grow sustainably through the adoption of international management systems standards, many of which BSI originated. Renowned for its marks of excellence including the consumer recognized BSI Kitemark, BSI’s influence spans multiple sectors with a particular focus on Aerospace, Automotive, Built Environment, Food, Healthcare and IT. With 80,000 clients in 182 countries, BSI is an organization whose products and services inspire excellence across the globe. To learn more, please visit 

About NACD

The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD), established in 1971, is an international association of chemical distributors and their supply-chain partners. Member companies process, formulate, blend, re-package, warehouse, transport, and market chemical products for over 750,000 customers.

The chemical distribution industry that NACD represents is a major economic engine, employing over 70,000 people and generating $5.14 billion in tax revenue for local communities across the country, all while delivering valuable products to every industry sector.



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