RC14001® Update
GPCA Responsible Care Committee
September 23, 2013
Process Safety
and Product
Safety Codes
2014-16 Cycle
• ACC wants auditors to
verify Process Safety and
Product Safety Code
implementation during the
normal course of audits.
Auditor
Training
Status Report
•
Part 1 Training (TS) Changes
 105 trained
 Additional session on 9/30
•
Part 2 Training (Codes)
 45 trained
 Sessions through 10/31
•
Positive feedback from thirdparty auditors.
•
Product Safety Code training
in 2014.
RC14001®
Technical
Specification
(2013)
RC14001® Element 4.3.1
• Aspects/Impacts Identification
• Adds the following language:
The organization shall also consider operational
energy efficiency and waste minimization, reuse and
recycling when identifying its aspects and impacts.
RC14001® Element 4.4.6
• Operational Control
• Modify sub-element h)
Commensurate with risk, the organization shall have a process
to work with as appropriate, review and assess customers,
suppliers, contract manufacturers, carriers, distributors,
contractors, and third-party logistics providers based on
Responsible Care or other health, safety, security and
environmental performance criteria that have been established
by the organization.
• Consistent with change in RCMS® Tech Spec
and Product Safety Code.
RC14001® Element 4.5.3
• Non-conformity, corrective and preventive
action
• Incident and accident investigation language
changed:
…the organization shall have:
A process to identify, investigate cause(s) and assign
significance to incidents and accidents. Appropriate
corrective and/or preventive action(s) shall be taken
to avoid recurrence.
RC14001®
Additional
Modifications
• Use of the Responsible® Care
logo (Introduction section –
bottom of page 5).
• Definitions and Interpretations
(Appendix 1). New note 2 on
page 20 – “other requirements
to which it subscribes.”
• ACC RC Requirements
(Appendix 2).
• Responsible Care federations’
website listing. (Appendix 3).
• ACC website listings.
Technical
Specification
Status
• Technical Specifications are
available.
• Transition schedule takes into
account surveillance issue.
• RC14001® will need to be
modified when new ISO
14001 document is released.
• RCMS® Implementation
Guidance available in late
July.
ISO 14001
Revision
Process
Concerns
• Business community was not
engaged.
• Process was on a strict threeyear timeline.
• Is there a real desire among
users of ISO MS for
integration?
• Is this truly working according
to ISO consensus procedures?
• Both ISO 14001 and ISO 9001.
• Significant changes for ISO
users’ community, auditors
and accreditation bodies.
ISO 14001:201X CD Clauses
1. Scope
2. Normative references
3. Terms and definitions
4. Context of the organization
– Understanding the organization and its
context
– Understanding needs and expectations of
interested parties
– Scope of the management system
– Management System
5. Leadership
– Leadership & commitment
– Policy
– Organizational roles, responsibilities and
authorities
6.
Planning
– Actions to address risks & opportunities
• General
• Environmental aspects
• Legal & Other requirements
– Objectives and planning to achieve them
• Environmental objectives
• Environmental improvement programs
7. Support
Key:
Resources
Black – core MS
Competence
requirement ,
Awareness
comparable to
14001:2004
Communication
Red – New MS
• General
requirements
Blue – ISO 14001,
• Internal Communication
discipline-specific
• External Communication
– Documented information
• General
• Creating and updating
• Control of documented information
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–
–
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8. Operation
– Operational planning and control
– Value Chain planning and control
– Emergency preparedness & response
9. Performance evaluation
– Monitoring, measurement, analysis &
evaluation
• General
• Evaluation of compliance
– Internal audit
– Management review
10. Improvement
– Non conformity and corrective action
– Continual Improvement
Longer Term
Issues
ISO 14001 and new
ISO OSH Standard
• ISO 14001
• Little progress on CD-1 document at
meetings in June.
• Continuation of discussions in Bogota
in October.
• Still a lot of controversy over
definitions and extent of EMS scope.
• 2015 – possible release of new
version.
• OSH standard
• New ISO project
• US Technical Advisory Group
started