PHILADELPHIA, April 25, 2016 - BDP International (BDP), a leading privately owned global logistics and transportation solutions company, received the 2016 Responsible Care® Partner of the Year Award from the American Chemistry Council (ACC) today at the Annual Responsible Care Conference.
The Responsible Care Partner Award recognizes the superb performance and safety record of companies involved in the distribution, transportation, storage, use, treatment-disposal, and/or sales and marketing of chemicals.
BDP's 2016 entry to the award program chronicled the Company's Global Responsible Care Charter Campaign, which focuses on expanding a safety culture that engages all BDP employees across 32 countries to enhance and celebrate learning and activities under the program. Responsible Care Ambassadors were established in every country and office to collaborate with BDP's Regulatory Compliance Center of Excellence (CoE) with information-sharing and educational opportunities to enhance learning.
BDP also has a Responsible Care Committee, comprised of operational leadership and executive management, which meets quarterly to advance Responsible Care initiatives. The Committee's mission is to continuously improve operational processes and systems to ensure employee safety and act on BDP's Responsible Care pledge in every market in which the company does business.
"We are pleased to honor BDP International as a Responsible Care Partner of the Year," said ACC President and CEO Cal Dooley. "This award recognizes BDP's exceptional performance and leadership, and promotion of Responsible Care across its entire company."
"The roots of BDP's Responsible Care culture run deep, dating back to the Company's formative time nearly 50 years ago," said BDP Chairman and CEO Richard J. Bolte, Jr. "We have been guided by practices inherent to the ACC Responsible Care program, learning and implementing new policies, codes and practices for safest handling and data accuracy of hazardous chemical shipments across our customers' supply chains. Validation by our esteemed ACC colleagues is more than an honor for which we are quite grateful. It is a testament to the discipline and ethical behavior of BDP People, which endure as core values of leadership in the chemical sector."
With Responsible Care accreditations around the world, BDP supports the initiative by participating in Responsible Care events, achievement of Responsible Care accreditations and serving on various ACC boards. BDP has been a certified Responsible Care Partner signatory since 2002.
Other related BDP programs include: chemical security code and C-TPAT, incident reporting and first-call program, hazardous shipment reporting tools, risk mitigation for continuous improvement and BDP University courses. The Company's dedication is also evidenced by recognition in a variety of awards and publications (e.g., Inbound Logistics' Annual 75 Green Supply Chain Partners; Governor's Award for Safety Excellence, and The Ethisphere Institute World's Most Ethical Company Award for 2016).
Sustainability is also included in every function and process to the fullest extent, and BDP is committed to being an industry leader in corporate sustainability through education, reporting and compliance. In February 2016, BDP received the EcoVadis silver-level rating for the second consecutive year for its commitment to corporate social responsibility. BDP scored among the top 30 percent of companies evaluated, further demonstrating its priority to advance sustainability practices in the supply chain industry.
As chemical logistics specialists (more than 65 percent of BDP's business), internal operating practices and information systems have been built to handle the unique logistics requirements of chemical-related shipments. BDP provides training and information about the ever-changing hazardous materials safety, environment and security compliance regulations for clients and employees. Since its founding, there have been no fatalities throughout BDP's global workforce.
Responsible Care is the chemical industry's health, safety and environmental performance improvement initiative. Since its launch in 1988, Responsible Care has been recognized as one of the most successful environmental, health and safety initiatives advanced by industry. Responsible Care is a commitment to continuous improvement in all aspects of chemical industry operations - from employee safety to facility security to protection of the health of the communities in which its members operate and the environment as a whole.