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Responsible Care® and Responsible Distribution

Azelis is committed to Responsible Care and Responsible Distribution via the different chemical distributors, national associations and FECC (the European Association of Chemical Distributors).

Responsible Care and Responsible Distribution are global voluntary initiatives from the chemical industry for the continuous improvement of health, safety and environmental standards. Member companies are committed to supporting a continuing effort to improve the industry's responsible management of chemicals.

As a participating company, we have signed the Responsible Care guiding principles as a symbol of our commitment to continuous health, safety and environmental performance improvement:

  1. Adopt global Responsible Care core principles
  2. Implement fundamental features of national Responsible Care programmes
  3. Commit to advancing sustainable development
  4. Continuously improve and report performance
  5. Enhance the management of chemical products worldwide - product stewardship
  6. Champion and facilitate the extension of Responsible Care along the chemical industry's value chain
  7. Actively support national and global Responsible Care governance processes
  8. Address stakeholder expectations about chemical industry activities and products
  9. Provide appropriate resources to effectively implement Responsible Care

ICCA's Responsible Care global charter

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Azelis Americas' commitment to Responsible Distribution

Azelis Americas is a proud member of the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD). The NACD 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 in the North American market. We strive to be the first choice for our customers, suppliers, and employees through continued improvement in the areas of chemical handling, product stewardship, specialised training, enhanced security and environmentally conscious best practices.

Frank Bergonzi, President and CEO of Azelis Americas, is a former Board Member of the NACD.

Responsible Distribution Code

The Responsible Distribution Code is a code of management practice which has become the standard that members of the NACD must uphold. Azelis Americas has been successfully verified and audited by various 3rd-party companies and has shown to be in full compliance with all of the aspects the NACD RD programme.

This strict adherence encourages a safer and more responsible industry regarding the health, safety, and security of our customers, our employees, our community and the environment. For more information, please see the NACD website about Responsible Distribution.

Our commitment to health, safety and security

At Azelis Americas, we are resolutely committed to performing as a responsible organization through continuous improvement in the areas of:

  • Employee Health, Safety and Security
  • Product Stewardship
  • Waste Management
  • Emergency Response

This commitment is evidenced not only by our incredible safety record, but also by the efforts our senior management and employees put into managing risk, reducing exposure and eliminating accidents through training and best practice development.

Our commitment to excellence

Azelis Americas is strongly committed to improvement in all areas of our organization, and to providing quality products and services, in order to meet and exceed our customers’ needs and expectations. To accomplish this unparalleled goal, we perform shipping and receiving inspections, audits, employee training, and promote continuous feedback and dialogue with customers and suppliers. These continuing efforts have helped us become the #1 Specialty Chemical Distributor in North America.