A single assessment is carried out by independent auditors using a standard questionnaire. The single assessment avoids the need for distributors to undergo multiple assessment by chemical producers. The audit is also used by distributors to check their compliance to the eight guiding principles of Responsible Care.
ESAD is part of SQAS programme; objectivity, neutrality, transparency and free access to the system for the user of the chemical industry. The SQAS distributor / ESAD assessment questionnaire consists of four parts:
- Distributor standard activities (Di)
- Site assessment (S)
- Chlorinated solvents (Cs)
- Food, Cosmetics or/and Pharma (F)
Brenntag have had 13 sites in the UK and Ireland assessed for ESAD and a detailed list for what each site was assessed for can be found in the table below.
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