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Committees

How CBA Works

CBA is a membership organisation and it is managed by its members for its members. CBA Council, the Association’s governing body, is elected from member companies. The Executive Committee is drawn from CBA Council and provides ongoing support to the Association’s Chairman.

CBA also operates a series of Committees focusing on technical or operational policy issues. Their membership consists of representatives from member companies with specialist expertise in key policy areas.

The day-to-day operations of CBA are managed by its Director, Peter Newport, and his industry experienced professional team based at Crewe, Cheshire. Operating within a framework created by CBA’s Council, the Secretariat:

  • advocates CBA policies to legislators and regulators
  • communicates the industry’s message in the media
  • provides information and advice to member companies on compliance issues
  • delivers events, seminars and workshops

 

Management Committees

 

CBA’s Council is an elected body consisting of 19 members – including the President, Chairman, Vice Chairman and Treasurer of the Association. Meeting four times each year, it considers policy recommendations, makes management decisions and oversees the finances of the Association. The current members of CBA Council are:

 Member Company  Position
 2M Group Ltd  Chair
 BTC Speciality Chemicals Ltd  Vice Chair
 Lake Chemicals and Minerals Ltd  President
Melrob Ltd  Treasurer
Cornelius Group Plc Vice President
 Brenntag UK & Ireland Ltd
 Biachem Ltd
 W.H. Bowker Ltd
 Solventis Ltd
 Stort Chemicals Ltd
Hayman Ltd
 Tennants Distribution Ltd
Dakram Materials Ltd
Meade King Robinson
Azelis
Hawks Chemicals Company Ltd
Helm GB Ltd
Whichem Ltd
Agility Logistics Ltd
CBA Secretary

CBA’s Executive Committee is a nine-member group, drawn from the membership of Council, which meets five times a year to manage the Association’s finances and the secretariat. Current members of this Committee are:

Member Company Position
2M Group Ltd Chair
Lake Chemicals and Minerals Ltd President
Tennants Distribution Ltd Treasurer
BTC Speciality Chemicals Ltd Vice Chair
Hayman Ltd
Meade King Robinson & Co. Ltd
Azelis
CBA Secretary

The marketing committee meets to oversee the external communications and membership related activities of the Association. Current members of the Committee are:

Member Company Position
Lake Chemicals & Minerals Ltd Chair
Hayman Ltd
BTC Speciality Chemicals Distribution Ltd
Whyte Chemicals
2M Group Ltd
The Hazchem Network Ltd
Meade King Robinson Ltd
Alcohols Ltd
CBA Communications
CBA

Technical Committees

 

The Health, Safety and the Environment Committee monitor regulatory affairs and standards in the UK and Europe. It consists of experts that meet on a regular basis to consult members and formulate policy. Current members of the Committee are:

Member Company Position
Brenntag UK Ltd Chair
Univar Ltd Vice Chair
Norkem Holdings Ltd
Tennants Distribution Ltd
Multisol Ltd
Whyte Chemicals Ltd
2M Group Ltd
XPO Logistics Ltd
Melrob Ltd
Agility Logistics Ltd
HW Coates Ltd
Potter Logistics Ltd
CBA Secretary

CBA’s Logistics Committee consists of technical experts drawn from member companies and meets, on average, four times each year. It creates sub-Committees and Working Groups, which meet as required, to examine specific issues.

The Committee is the Association’s key consultative forum on distribution matters and recommends policy positions on these matters to CBA Council. Current members of the Committee are:

Member Company Chair
Brenntag UK & Ireland Ltd Vice Chair
Potter Logistics Ltd
Univar Ltd
2M Group Ltd
XPO Logistics Ltd
Hanson Logistics Ltd
Tennants Distribution Ltd
Melrob Ltd
Agility Logistics Ltd
W.H. Bowker Ltd
CBA Secretary

CBA’s Responsible Care Committee manages the Association’s Responsible Care programme. It consists of experts drawn from member companies and meets on a regular basis to ensure the efficient operation of the programme, its continued effectiveness and measure its overall performance through the annual Indices of Performance Report. Current members of the Committee are:

Member Company Position
Multisol Ltd Chair
BOC Packaged Chemicals Ltd
Univar Ltd
Hanson Logistics Ltd
Rase Distribution Ltd
Chemical Raw Materials Ltd
Whyte Chemicals Ltd
Chemical Industries Association
CBA Secretary

Responsible Care Information

Go to Responsible Care for information on the structure, content and operation of the programme.

The Committee monitors the changing relationships between distributors and upstream suppliers of chemicals that result from the many assurance schemes required by downstream user sectors. It specifically covers human and animal pharmaceuticals, feedstuffs and food as well as cosmetics Members of the Committee are:

Member Company Position
Azelis Ltd  Chair
 Whyte Chemicals Ltd  Vice Chair
 HW Coates Ltd
 Lake Chemicals & Minerals Ltd
 W.H. Bowker Ltd
 Univar Food Ingredients Ltd
 Norkem Holdings Ltd
 CBA  Secretary

Enagagement

 

Advocacy is a continuous process and something that CBA takes very seriously.

CBA is recognised as the authoritative voice of the chemical supply chain and engages with a wide range of official governmental bodies and industry organisations in the UK, Europe, and elsewhere.

Example bodies are:

  • Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
  • Department for Transport (DfT)
  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
  • Department for International Trade (DIT)
  • United Nations (UN)
  • World Customs Organisation (WCO)
  • European Commission (EU)
  • Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
  • Europol / Interpol
  • Department of State – USA

The full list of bodies can be found using the link below:

CBA external engagement list 2017  Full version only