NACD structure offers lessons to European counterpart: source

19 November 2013 22:16  [Source: ICIS news]

MARCO ISLAND, Florida (ICIS)--A European distributor said on Tuesday that the structure of the National Assocation of Chemical Distributors (NACD) could be applied to the industry’s association in Europe.

Speaking on the sidelines of the NACD annual meeting, the distributor said that the European Assocation of Chemical Distributors (FECC), while affective, does not have the same strong push for membership as the NACD.

“We have regulations, but, we don’t have this kind of framework in Europe,” the source said. “We don’t really push membership as strongly. And I would like to see us have a structure where recommendations by the group are mandatory for membership and that policies would have to be signed. That would make things a lot simpler.”

The source was careful to stress that the European group was strong.

“We have a strong group, but the membership isn’t as robust as it is here,” the source said.

According to its website, FECC represents over 1,700 companies, with around 30,000 employees at more than 1,300 sites handling 22m tonnes annually. 

By: Andrew Guy Jr
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