Responsible Distribution is a Quality / Systems Management Program designed specifically for the Canadian Chemical Distribution industry. It was initiated and is governed by Responsible Distribution® Canada (RDC). Its purpose is to contribute to a safer and more responsible industry, continuously improving its performance in the fields of health, safety, the environment, and in all communication with the public.
Adherence to the program is achieved by implementing the Distributor Code of Practice which will govern all actions in meeting the guiding principles of the program as they relate to all aspects of the distribution of chemicals, chemical products and services. Elements of the program include occupational health and safety, transportation, warehousing, bulk handling, repackaging and labeling, emergency response, community awareness, waste management, communication with all stakeholders and the public, self-assessment and audits. The Regulatory Affairs department is responsible for creating, implementing, auditing and updating the program.
Charles Tennant & Company (Canada) Ltd. is implementing the program as part of our ongoing commitment to our customers, employees, shareholders, other stakeholders, the public and the environment. It involves doing everything to the best of our ability and getting it right the first time. It means being a company with a high level of integrity and a strong sense of responsibility; a company with ethics and standards that meet or exceed all legal requirements.