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National Association of Chemical Distributors Selects ABS Quality Evaluations as Third-Party Verifier

September 1, 2016

ABS QE will be a verifier for the NACD Responsible Distribution program in 2017.

(Houston) ABS Quality Evaluations, Inc. (ABS QE), a subsidiary of ABS Group, has been selected as a third-party verifier by the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD), an international association of chemical distributors and their supply-chain partners, for the sixth cycle of the organization's Responsible Distribution program beginning in 2017.

For 25 years, NACD has implemented Responsible Distribution as a mandatory third-party-verified environmental, health, safety and security verification program. The verification program allows members to demonstrate their commitment to continuous performance improvement in every phase of chemical storage, handling, transportation and disposal.

"We are pleased to receive the designation of verifier for NACD Responsible Distribution," says ABS QE President Alex Weisselberg. "ABS Group and ABS QE are actively involved in the oil, gas and chemical value chain and life cycle, working with clients to streamline projects, preserve their licenses to operate, comply with the latest process safety regulations and improve their business' profitability. Our auditors and independent verifiers have unparalleled industry knowledge to provide high-value performance and management services, with the goal of maintaining safer, more profitable operations within the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors." 

"ABS QE provides NACD with another solid and experienced verification organization that will help ensure that NACD member companies demonstrate continuous improvement and top environmental, health, safety, and security practices in the chemical industry," says NACD President Eric Byer. "We are impressed with ABS QE's background in various management systems and look forward to a positive relationship with their verifiers and our member companies."

ABS QE is an accredited American Chemistry Council member for Responsible Care and provides management systems certification and training solutions to the following industries in addition to oil, gas and chemical: aerospace, automotive, construction and engineering, government, information technology, manufacturing and electronics, marine and offshore, and medical and pharmaceutical.


About ABS

ABS, a leading global provider of classification and technical advisory services to the marine and offshore industries, is committed to setting standards for safety and excellence in design and construction. Focused on safe and practical application of advanced technologies and digital solutions, ABS works with industry and clients to develop accurate and cost-effective compliance, optimized performance and operational efficiency for marine and offshore assets.   

About ABS Group

ABS Group of Companies, Inc. (, through its operating subsidiaries, provides data-driven risk and reliability solutions and technical services that help clients confirm the safety, integrity, quality and environmental efficiency of critical assets and operations. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ABS Group operates with more than 1,300 professionals in over 25 countries serving the industrial manufacturing, oil, gas and chemical, marine, offshore and government sectors. ABS Group is a subsidiary of ABS, a leading marine and offshore classification society.

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