RCMS® Environmental, Health, Safety, & Security
The American Chemistry Council has created a Technical Specification that addresses the health, safety, security, and the environment and is available for Registration by ACC members/affiliates only.
Intent: The application of the RCMS® standard is to provide organizations with the elements of an effective Environmental Health, Safety and Security Management System that can be integrated with or into other management systems requirements, to assist organizations achieve their environmental, health, safety and economic goals and objectives. The overall aim is to support Health, safety, security and environmental protection and prevention of pollution in balance with socioeconomic needs. The success of an RCMS® depends on a commitment from all levels and functions within an organization and especially from senior or top management.
RCMS® enables an organization to establish and assess the effectiveness of procedures to set a policy including objectives, achieve conformance with them, and to demonstrate conformance to others, including interested external parties.
Note 1: There are two Responsible Care® Management System Technical Specification, the RCMS® and the aforementioned RC14001.
Note 2: RC14001 registration is open to all companies but the RCMS document is limited to ACC and ACC Affiliate members.
* ACC members are required to address the Product Safety, Process Safety, and Security codes, as “other requirements to which the organization subscribes”. External auditors will be required to verify these requirements are being met per the ACC timeline.