ESAD (European Single Assessment Document) is part of the SQAS (Safety & Quality Assessment System) that is a system to evaluate the quality, safety, security and environmental performance of Logistics Service Providers and Chemical Distributors.
ESAD enables chemical producing companies to have the quality and safety management systems of their distributors assessed in a uniform manner, thus avoiding multiple assessments by each individual chemical company. Currently over 280 active assessment reports of distributors and their sites are listed in the ESAD database.
All ECSA members have committed themselves to support the ESAD/SQAS programme and urge all their distributors to get ESAD assessed.
Since 2001 ECSA is using the ESAD programme to monitor the performance of safe & sustainable distribution, reclaiming, recycling and disposal of our products as part of its sustainability programme and actively participates in revision of assessment questionnaires.
In the frame of ECSA sustainability programme, members have committed to achieve the following sustainability goals :
All distributors of ECSA members should be ESAD/SQAS assessed aim for a high score in the chlorinated questionnaire by continuous improvement.
The ESAD assessment questionnaire consists of four parts: Distributor Standard Activities, Site Assessment, Chlorinated Solvents, and Food, Cosmetic and/or Pharma. The questions on chlorinated solvents emphasize the specific needs associated with chlorinated solvents and are provided together with guidelines for consideration by chlorinated solvent producers and distributors as a way to implement Responsible Care® continuous improvement initiatives (source:www.sqas.org).