ACD Chemical Handler Affiliation

We connect chemical handlers with industry leaders in every stage of the distribution supply chain.

ACD delivers. In an era of continuous change and regulation, we deliver the stewardship, knowledge, and connections that move our members’ businesses and the entire industry forward. From producers to deliverers, from handlers to service providers, ACD provides the business practices, educational resources, and industry representation that ensure the chemicals so vital to modern life arrive safely, securely, and where they are needed.

ACD is a vehicle to promote and grow your business

ACD offers support for the entire distribution supply chain, not just distributors. As an Affiliate, you have access to other businesses that distribute, transport, produce, warehouse, or handle chemicals.

Six Seconds for Safety: ACD members deliver products safely every six seconds

ACD places its highest priority on the health, safety, and security of employees, communities, and the environment through its Responsible Distribution program.

Responsible Distribution is a third-party-verified environmental, health, safety, and security program that lets members demonstrate their commitment to continuous performance improvement in every phase of chemical storage, handling, transportation, and disposal.

By participating in Responsible Distribution, our distributors and chemical handlers have seen a decrease in the number of customer audits.

While Responsible Distribution is mandatory, ACD offers a special exemption for any chemical handler who has already implemented and actively participates in American Chemistry Council’s Responsible Care or Canada’s Responsible Distribution® program.

Better manage your facility and excel in compliance

Through ACD Responsible DistributionTM, members and Affiliates have access to resources such as in-person Responsible Distribution workshops, online webinars, online courses, a mentoring program, advisers, a detailed Code Coordinator manual, and more.

ChemEdge, one of ACD’s premier events, provides an operational roadmap to train and enhance your team. 

Every week, ACD releases data, tips, trends, and insights on best business practices based on industry successes.

Save on overhead and operating costs through ACD

ACD’s strategic partners provide discounts on services such as hiring, insurance, and more.








Facilitate your team’s professional growth

ACD offers executive-level education for up-and-coming managers, as well as entry-level training. Your team has unparalleled access to industry mentors, structured academics, online tutorials, and guidance on the industry’s best business practices.

Support your industry

ACD represents a powerful, unified voice that protects our industry’s interests at the local, regional, and national level.

Questions? Ask us about affiliation today!

For more information on ACD affiliation, please complete the form below to contact ACD, or call (703) 527-6223.



Jenni Jenkins
Director, Membership
(703) 527-6223 x3067