RDC’s program is monitored, audited and maintained by SAI Global, a globally renowned company with reputation and integrity.
SAI Global helps organizations manage risk, achieve certification and drive improvement by providing audits, training, and supplier management programs that can improve business performance. With more than 800 auditors and 24,000 registrations worldwide, SAI Global is a global leader committed to exceptional customer service and advancing business excellence.
SAI Global has a history of registration in the chemical sector, and has registered the first company in North America to ISO 14001. With an average of 13 years in the industry and over 10 years in management systems, SAI Global’s auditors and verifiers provide added value to their audits and verifications.
The Program is set up in such a manner that a new member has three years to get into compliance with all aspects of the Code of Practice. During this period, the member must establish/write a manual with their policies and procedures, issue, implement and use their manual, and at this point the Verifier does a verification of the manual opposite the RDC Code of Practice. After the manual has been recommended for certification, the auditor sets a date to visit the member on-site to ensure that the implemented policies and procedures are being performed as prescribed in the manual. This verification can take from one to three days based on the complexity of the member’s facility.
After successful completion of the on-site verification, the site must be verified again on a three-year cycle (both manual and the on-site verification).