Measuring the Impact of Responsible Distribution on Environmental, Health, Safety, & Security Performance
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NACD released its 2012 Membership & Safety Report at the 41st Annual Meeting in November 2012. The Report, based on 2011 data, shows NACD member companies had a 13% increase in sales over the prior year and added several billion dollars to the tax base, contributing significantly to the US economy.
NACD members remained focused on safety and performance through Responsible Distribution, safely and securely delivering products to customers who represent virtually every industry sector in the United States. Safety performance remained better than their peers in the chemical distribution industry and nearly twice as good as all manufacturing combined, based on the most current data available.
NACD began the Membership & Safety Data Project in 2001 to publicly report membership performance within measurable areas of health and safety. This report helps quantify the positive impact of Responsible Distribution and demonstrate the strong environmental, health, safety, and security commitment made by NACD member companies through Responsible Distribution.
Please click here to view the 2012 Membership & Safety Report.
The report also demonstrates that NACD Members:
contribute significantly to the US Economy.
create good paying jobs, stimulating growth
put safety and security first
are a vital link in the supply chain to every industry sector
Because 100% participation is so critical to the success of this project, the membership voted in 2006 to make annual completion and submission of the questionnaire mandatory for Regular membership in NACD. We are pleased to report that this requirement took effect with the 2005 questionnaire, and 100% participation has been achieved since then.
NACD's chemical distributor members consistently outperform non-NACD distributor members in toxic releases to the environment. Using the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's annual Toxics Release Inventory report as a benchmark, NACD member facilities consistently demonstrate that their commitment to Responsible Distribution makes a difference.
What the EPA Data Shows
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its national analysis of the 2009 Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) in January of 2010. The chemical distribution industry had the third lowest total releases of any reporting industry, behind only the apparel and leather industries, both of whom had far fewer reporting facilities. Further, NACD member’s average release was 47.6% lower than non-NACD members.
“EPA’s report clearly demonstrates the success of Responsible Distribution, the Association’s mandatory health, safety, security, and environmental management practice,” said NACD President Christopher Jahn. “NACD members practicing Responsible Distribution continue to set themselves apart as leaders in the industry.”
In 2009, all reporting facilities released 12 percent less toxic chemicals than in 2008. The chemical distribution industry (NAICS Code 4246 – Chemical Wholesalers) released 22 percent less than 2008 emissions. In 2009, 452 facilities classified under the 4246 NAICS Code reported their releases, including 282 NACD member facilities and 170 non-NACD member facilities. Tthe chemical distribution industry had the lowest average emissions per facility of any reporting industry by far, with an average of 2852 pounds per facility. When narrowed to only NACD members, the average release per facility was only 2124 pounds, which is 47.6% lower than non-members’ average release per facility.
For EPA’s analysis of the 2009 TRI data, go to www.epa.gov/tri . For detailed reports on releases per industry, chemical, geographic location and more, click on TRI Tools and then TRI Explorer. If you have questions about the chemical distribution industry’s results, please contact Jennifer Gibson at email@example.com or 703/527-6223, ext. 3047.