Responsible Care®, EHS Compliance Auditing
Midland Engineering, Ltd. (MEL) established a formal audit function in 2004. In its drive to be in the top tier of EHS professional auditing firms, an MEL principle with nearly 20 years of experience participating in the EHS Auditing Roundtable (AR) and developing a world class audit program for a top tier chemical company was used to design and establish the function and program. The MEL audit program manual followed the Professional EHS auditing / auditor standards published by the Board of Environmental, Health, & Safety Auditor Certification (BEAC). The audit program manual is used to guide all aspects of auditing such structure, ethics, program guides and procedures, and quality assessment and improvement. Midland Engineering, Ltd. was approved by BEAC as an RCMS® Audit Service Provider in 2005 and periodically re-approved by BEAC through 2017. Since 2017 MEL has been approved by ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) as an RCMS® audit service provider. For this approval process ANAB audits MEL annually and once each three years an ANAB representative participates in an actual audit as a witness to the process.