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Environmentally Responsible Distribution Center Operations

Environmentally Responsible Distribution Center Operations

When your shipment contains chemicals or hazardous materials, proper packaging and certain labeling guidelines must be met. With the constant pressure to innovate, automate and accelerate, businesses necessary to leverage leading edge solutions that ensure safety and combat pilferage while increasing traceability and accuracy. And at the same time, comply with changing FDA and EPA regulations.

Hughes is committed to providing the tools you need for an environmentally responsible distribution center that is in line with the highest standards of your industry while keeping a constant eye on the bottom line.

Responsible Distribution

Responsible Distribution is a unique initiative developed by the National Association of Chemical Distributors to improve chemical handling processes nationwide. It is a mandatory third-party verified environmental, health, safety & security program that lets members demonstrate their commitment to continuous performance improvement in every phase of chemical storage, handling, transportation, and disposal.


The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD), is an international association of chemical distributors and their supply-chain partners. Companies process, formulate, blend, re-package, warehouse, transport, and market chemical products for over 750,000 customers. NACD provides information on technical issues relating to the safe handling, storage, transportation, use, and disposal of chemical products.

Products and Industries Served

Approximately $31.2 billion of U.S. chemical industry sales are through chemical distributors who use these materials to produce products for the following industries:

Key Benefits of Responsible Distribution

  • Lower occurrences of safety and environmental incidents
  • Enjoy better documentation of company policies
  • Employ practices of excellence and quality systems throughout your operations
  • Engage in better communication with local communities
  • Reduce audit costs and time spent on audits
  • Save on insurance expenses
  • Improve marketplace visibility and earn credibility through performance

Safe Packaging and Labeling of Chemicals Is Essential In Responsible Distribution

Stay in compliance with the latest hazmat shipping regulations with Hughes full line of packaging and system solutions. We offer a complete selection of packaging equipment such as case sealers, case erectors, strapping machines, stretch wrappers and case packing that will fill any need. Additionally, Hughes labeling equipment can provide the ID technology to satisfy all your product identification requirements and shipping documentation needs.

Environmentally Responsible Distribution Center Equipment from Hughes

At Hughes Enterprises, we focus on providing the tools necessary so you can complete the job in a safe and compliant manner, while putting the safety of your employees and customers first. Ship with confidence knowing that your products are safely secured. Contact us at 267-409-6100 for more information.