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KCSR becomes third U.S. railroad to obtain Responsible Care Management System certification


Yesterday, Kansas City Southern announced its subsidiary The Kansas City Southern Railway Co. (KCSR) has achieved Responsible Care® Management System (RCMS) certification — the third U.S. railroad to do so.

KCSR has been a Responsible Care® partner company since 1999. In 2002, the American Chemistry Council adopted RCMS for implementing Responsible Care® in the United States. RCMS provides a structured framework for assessing needs, setting specific performance goals and sharing information with employees, contractors and the public. The system sets requirements for policy and leadership; planning; implementation; operation and accountability; performance measurement and corrective action; and management system review.

Certification requires an independent, third-party verification process. KCSR achieved RCMS certification by formalizing its health, safety, security and environmental management system, KCS said.