Menlo Worldwide commits to safe handling of chemicals

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Updated Sep 28, 2011

Menlo Worldwide Logistics, the global logistics subsidiary of Con-way Inc., announced that its Chemical Group has been approved as a Responsible Care Partner by the American Chemistry Council. With this designation, Menlo’s Chemical Group joins leading companies who elect to adhere to recognized industry standards, promoting the safe storage, handling and transport of chemicals.

As a Responsible Care Partner company, Menlo is committed to protecting the environment and continuous improvement of chemical transportation and logistics with respect to health, safety and security of all stakeholders – employees, contractors, customers and the communities in which Menlo and its carriers operate. The Responsible Care Management System provides a rigorous and structured framework for assessing a company’s needs, setting specific goals and sharing progress and activities with the public.

Under the initiative, Menlo is required to meet the guiding principles of the program, gain executive-level support and report its progress toward meeting performance measurement goals, including the submission of annual data that is made publicly available. In addition, Menlo must receive an independent third-party audit to verify that a management system is in place and functions according to the requirements of the ACC standards.

“Not only will this certification highlight our commitment to safety and best practices within the chemical industry, but it will also provide us with clearly defined deliverables that are designed to drive real and measurable continuous improvement,” says Robert Bianco Jr., president of Menlo Worldwide Logistics. “Committing to these standards is complementary to our business and helps us achieve the operational excellence our customers require to be successful.”