Next to Security Code implementation, the Certification portion of Responsible Care® offers the biggest challenge for companies. It is important that companies understand the certification requirements and how to implement these requirements in order to successfully complete third party audits at headquarters and facilities within the 3 year cycle. Starting with the technical specification for the Responsible Care Management System and information on the RC14001 technical specification, and continuing with Guidance Documents and other tools, this section provides the necessary foundation for understanding certification and the tools to begin the certification planning process.

Reference Documents and Implementation Resources:

Document 

 Date

 Type

RCMS Guidance Document October 2008  PDF
RCMS Technical Specification May 2013  PDF
RC 14001 Technical Specification Information May 2013  PDF
RCMS Gap Analysis Tool June 2008  Excel
Certification Procedure March 2008  PDF
Management Systems Comparison Matrix June 2009  PDF
Auditing Firms and Auditing Training Firms December 2010  PDF

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