NSF International Strategic Registrations (NSF-ISR) received official accreditation from ANAB (ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board) to the RC14001®:2015 Technical Specification on April 4, 2016.

The standard combines elements of the American Chemistry Council's (ACC) Responsible Care® standard with those of ISO 14001:2015, Environmental Management Systems.  Certification enables an organization to demonstrate that its management system conforms to the requirements of both ISO 14001 and RC14001®.

In order to gain accreditation to RC14001, NSF-ISR was independently reviewed to ensure the highest level of quality and operations, assuring the process that NSF-ISR uses to certify companies to RC14001®:2015 is both comprehensive and neutral.  Companies can now begin certifying to the new standard through NSF-ISR.

Some key changes to the standard include:

  • Removal of four requirements from RC14001®:2013, as the new ISO 14001:2015 text addresses them
  • An increased alignment with strategic direction
  • Greater protection for the environment, with a focus on proactive initiatives
  • More effective internal and external communication, driven through a communications strategy
  • A greater commitment from leadership
  • Life-cycle thinking, considering each stage of a product or service, from development to end of life
  • Emphasis on environmental performance and measurement

NSF-ISR is a leader in management systems registrations and can provide the latest information to clients on updates to the standard. We work with clients to ensure they fully understand the requirements and timing of the standard changes.

For more information, visit our RC14001®:2015 webpage or email information@nsf-isr.org.