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Responsible Care Management System

The Responsible Care Management System® (RCMS) was developed by the American Chemistry Council (ACC). The ACC represents the U.S. chemical industry.

QMI – SAI Global was among the first registrars to achieve accreditation for RCMS®, and is actively conducting registrations for organisations in the United States and internationally.

Key Benefits

Optimise Business Performance

Create operational efficiencies through team collaboration from diverse management teams.

Improve Community Relations

Demonstrate your commitment to community outreach through improved communications.

Build Competitive Advantage

Deliver your point of difference through superior EHS&S, product stewardship and value chain performance.

Embed Continual Improvement

Embed processes and culture to continually improve the environmental, health, safety and security performance.

What Is It?

RCMS embodies the Responsible Care® Guiding Principles and Codes of Management Practice.

RCMS Transforms the Responsible Care® Guiding Principles and Codes of Management Practice, into a traditional Plan-Do-Check-Act management system cycle.Its aim is to prevent accidents, injuries or harm to the environment through a scope that covers pollution prevention, distribution, product stewardship, process safety, employee health and safety, security, community awareness and emergency response, performance reporting and the value chain.Key components of RCMS include policy and leadership, planning, implementation, performance measurement and management review.
What is Included?

The Responsible Care Management System is based on effective and proven management practices by combining Responsible Care with leading private-sector company practices, the International Standards Organization (ISO) and federal regulatory requirements.

With Senior Management at the center of its success, they must develop, document and implement a policy that achieves its goals and objectives, as well as builds continual improvement practices.

A Partner You Can Trust

If your goal is to ensure that your responsible care management systems are achieving your expectations by playing a pivotal role in your current and future excellence, then QMI – SAI Global can partner with you. Our auditors are trained, capable and motivated to bring value and credibility to your responsible care system while assessing its conformity to RCMS. Your auditors will have the necessary chemical sector and environmental, health and safety experience to meet QMI – SAI Global’s commitment of Advancing Business Excellence.

A unique feature that QMI – SAI Global offers its customers and auditors is the support from a dedicated environmental product manager. John Fraser, Product and Development Manager, Environment, ensures QMI – SAI Global’s on-going technical competency by communicating industry changes to customers and auditors. Fraser was involved with founding QMI – SAI Global’s environmental management program more than 10 years ago; his extensive expertise in this area proves invaluable to our customers.

Additional questions about the standard may be directed to John Fraser at (800) 465-3717.