The RINA Group consists of the Holding Company RINA S.p.A. that controls and coordinates the two main operational companies RINA Services S.p.A. and RINA Consulting S.p.A., carrying out a wide range of services in Energy, Marine, Certification, Transport & Infrastructure and Industry sectors.
The main international, EU and national accreditation rules and regulations which define the duties and responsibilities of the conformity assessment bodies highlight the importance for the same to guarantee their impartiality and independence.
The main objective of conformity assessment is in fact to instill trust in the interested parties, the so-called "stakeholders", who include, depending on the type of assessment, clients, authorities, market and final users.
RINA has adopted a governance model that defines and governs the relationships between the various activities of the Group, in the light of safeguarding impartiality and preventing conflicts of interest, so as to allow the various companies to provide their services, while ensuring compliance with the applicable accreditation and authorisation rules.
The governance model is described in the document "Guidelines for the safeguard of impartiality in the activities of RINA Group", which is approved and continuously updated by the Group's Corporate Compliance Board.