TQL Accepted into ACC Responsible Care Partnership Program
Total Quality Logistics announced today it has been accepted into the American Chemistry Council Responsible Care Partnership Program, and will soon begin the process to receive full certification.
Responsible Care is the ACC’s comprehensive health, safety, security and environmental performance improvement initiative. Its mission is to promote continual environmental health, safety and sustainability in the chemical supply chain.
Responsible Care includes more than 100 partner companies, extending safe management of chemicals to leading transportation, storage and distribution companies in North America.
Over the next three years TQL will conduct a full audit and implement ACC standards to receive full membership and earn Responsible Care Management System certification.
“This partnership is important in ensuring we continue to provide world-class service,” said TQL president Kerry Byrne. “Going through this process will make us a better partner to our customers, giving them another level of assurance that their freight will be transported safely and responsibly.”
“We are pleased to welcome Total Quality Logistics to the American Chemistry Council Responsible Care Partner program,” said Greg Rhoads of the ACC. “ACC Responsible Care Partners have made a public commitment to strengthening the supply chain through continual improvement in environmental, health, safety and security performance. TQL joins with over 100 Responsible Care Partner companies in implementing Responsible Care into their chemical-related operations.”
The global Responsible Care initiative began in Canada in 1984 and has spread to more than 60 regional and national associations around the world. The ACC adopted Responsible Care in 1988.
Partner companies are committed to safety and have an employee safety record five times better than the average of the U.S. manufacturing sector and three times better than the chemistry sector.
In addition, Responsible Care companies have reduced hazardous releases to the air, land and water by 74 percent; since 1995, the number of distribution incidents among member companies has declined by 62 percent.
Total Quality Logistics is the nation's second largest freight brokerage firm with one of the most unique and innovative business models in the industry. What started as a two-man operation in Cincinnati has grown 100 percent organically into a 5,500+-strong-team of logistics professionals who coordinate the movements of more than 30,000 shipments per week around the globe. Connect with TQL on the web, on Facebook or on Twitter @TQLogistics.