"Andes Chemical Corporation's dedication to safety, sustainability, and environmental health is truly exceptional and certainly lives up to the standards of Responsible Distribution," said NACD President Eric R. Byer. "Because of their innovative and effective approach, Andes Chemical has improved their safety performance for three consecutive years while still increasing their workforce and work hours."

Andes Chemical Corporation President Fern Espinosa said, "Andes Chemical is proud to receive the Responsible Distribution Excellence Award. Since our founding 30 years ago, Andes Chemical has been committed to providing innovative solutions and logistics for specialty chemicals while ensuring the highest standards of performance and safety. We are proud to live up to the principles of Responsible Distribution every day."

In determining this year's award winner, several key practices at Andes Chemical stood out, including:
  • Holding quarterly meetings to monitor performance in relation to company goals and objectives;
  • Conducting performance reviews for all employees twice a year;
  • Embracing innovation and technology like the use of handheld devices for daily operations, including inspection activities and access to material safety data; and
  • Extending their responsibility to the community by participating in organizations such as youth baseball and Miami Children's Young Ambassadors.

    Headquartered in Miami, the company has been a member of NACD since 2007. For more information about Andes Chemical Corporation, visit www.andeschem.com.

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