The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has created such technical specification that addresses the environment, health, safety and security. The RC 14001:2008 is based on the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems (EMS) and has been expanded to address the Responsible Care Principles. The registration to RC 14001:2008 standard will address all customer requirements for registration to ISO 14001.
The application of the RC 14001 standard is to provide organizations with the elements of an effective Environmental, Health, Safety & Security Management System (EHS&SMS) that can be integrated with or into other management systems requirements, to assist organizations achieve their environmental, health, safety, security and economic goals and objectives. The overall aim is to support security, health and safety, environmental protection and prevention of pollution in balance with socioeconomic needs. The success of an EHS&SMS depends on a commitment from all levels and functions within an organization and especially from senior or top management.
Responsible Care principles in some form or other have been long adopted by leading organizations in the chemical industry. Responsible Care was originally started off to address health, safety and environment and gradually expanded to include performance metrics reporting and a Management System Verification (MSV) protocol as a form of evaluation.
The standard is mainly applicable to all types of industries, where the activities of the industry having potential chances of pollution to the environment as well potential health hazards to the employees.
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An Organization wish to implement the RC 14001:2008 System has to comply with the following RC 14001 requirements -
|4||Environmental management system requirements|
|4.3.2||Legal and other requirements|
|4.3.3||Objectives, targets and programme(s)|
|4.4||Implementation and operation|