PHILADELPHIA, July 1, 2013 – The Board of Directors of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) has named as an affiliate member global logistics solutions firm, BDP International (BDP). BDP has been involved with the organization since 2002 when it became a partner in its Responsible Care® program, the chemical industry’s global health, safety and environmental performance initiative.
“We’ve had an excellent relationship with the ACC and are honored to become an affiliate member of this prestigious organization,” said BDP Chairman and CEO Richard J. Bolte, Jr. “We look forward to continuing to build on our relationship, focusing with our clients and colleagues at the ACC on solutions to the issues that impact safe, uninterrupted flow of trade for the global chemical industry.”
ACC affiliate membership brings a number of benefits to BDP and its clients, including regular industry updates and reports from the organization’s economics and statistics department, plus daily summaries of key industry news events.
In April of this year, BDP was re-accredited to the ACC’s Responsible Care Management System®, following an audit of its chemical operations under the U.K.-based Chemical Distribution Institute’s International Marine Packed Cargo Audit Scheme. The audit covered a wide range of policies and practices with specific performance goals, including qualification of contractors and vendors, risk analysis of business processes, and top-down organizational ownership of safe, secure movement of hazardous materials.
BDP manages logistics for nearly 100 chemical clients, including 9 of the world’s top 10 producers. It is one of more than 90 Responsible Care signatories engaged in the use, transportation, distribution, storage, treatment and disposal of chemicals.