RC 14001® and RCMS® Certification
Mandatory for members and partners of the American Chemistry Council (ACC)
What are RC 14001® and RCMS®?
What are the benefits of RC management systems?
This is only achieved when organizations focus on continual improvement, demonstrate employee performance and show planned, focused efforts towards achieving the tenet of the RC Guiding Principles. Substantial progress has also been made on the issue of third party verification of RC, with several associations introducing this element of additional governance and taking steps to harmonize the process with other verification audits.
Why DQS for RC 14001® and RCMS®?
Each RC management system implementation is different, depending on the: scope; organizational structure; the HQ; site interfaces; and approaches. This is why DQS Inc. is not treating each RC certification effort the same. DQS Inc. was the first certification body globally to certify a client outside the US in Asia. DQS Inc. now offers certification to RC 14001® and conformity assessments to RCMS® as part of its outstanding client service package of management system certifications worldwide.
How do RC 14001® and RCMS® Certifications work?
RC 14001® combines all the elements of the ISO 14001 management system with health, safety, security, and Responsible Care principles for a comprehensive sustainability management system. Registrations satisfy American Chemistry Council requirements, and are valid for three years maximum and contingent upon annual surveillances. A company who successfully implements RC 14001® is entitled to an ANAB accredited certificate in both RC 14001® and ISO 14001.
Option 1 is conducted against the requirements of the RCMS® technical standard. Registrations satisfy American Chemistry Council requirements, and are valid for three years maximum and contingent upon annual surveillances. A company who successfully implements RCMS® Option 1 is entitled to a Certificate bearing the ANAB Approved Audit Service Provider logo.
Option 2 is conducted against the requirements of the RCMS® technical standard. A company who successfully implements RCMS® Option 2 is entitled to a Statement of Conformity bearing the ANAB Approved Audit Service Provider logo. These statements of conformity bear only an issue date and may be repeated as often as the company determines or every three years to satisfy American Chemistry Council requirements.