Autore: ICIM Ente di Certificazione

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Products and components intended to come into contact with drinking water

The voluntary ICIM certification of products and components intended to come into contact with drinking water is dedicated to all manufacturers of products and components that come into contact with water intended for human consumption, to prevent non-standard risks of substance releases, to guarantee quality and wholesomeness. By way of example, manufacturers of pipes, hydraulic pumps, valves, fittings and various components, taps, tanks for containing and heating domestic hot water, treatment systems. The compliance audits conducted by a third-party body allow companies to demonstrate to the market the correct compliance with the legislative requirements of their production processes and the materials used. ICIM CERTIFICATION ICIM has developed a proprietary scheme for voluntary product certification. A scheme, recognised by ACCREDIA, which follows the same principles that underlie the revision of the national Regulation on “materials and items that can be used for collecting, treating, supplying and distributing drinking water”. The revision of the Regulation, now underway, will give the possibility to bring Italian legislation closer to that developed by some European States, to establish common parameters of admissibility of materials and products in contact with water intended for human consumption, with the aim of facilitating the correct application of the European Directive 98/83/EC - Drinking Water Directive (DWD) - whose compliance often makes the free movement of goods between the various countries difficult. CERTIFICATION PROCEDURE Document analysis of the manufacturing process and of the products subject to certification. Analysis of materials and identification of possible substance releases through specific laboratory tests. Audits to assess the adequacy of the specific production processes (selection and management of suppliers, production process control plan, equipment used, correct identification of the intended final use, traceability, etc.). Issue of the certificate downstream of the successful results of the audits and laboratory tests conducted at TIFQLab, an ISO 17025 certified laboratory accredited by ACCREDIA for the tests in question. The annual surveillance audits and the related tests on a representative sample of the materials enable to verify that the requirements of the ICIM certification scheme are maintained throughout the 5-year validity period of the certification. WHY CERTIFY PRODUCTS AND COMPONENTS INTENDED TO COME INTO CONTACT WITH DRINKING WATER The audits to verify the compliance of the product manufacturing process and the selection of the relative materials prevents the risks caused by possible non-standard substance releases, to guarantee the quality and wholesomeness of water intended for human consumption, and therefore used for the preparation of food, beverages and other uses. The intervention of an independent third-party body allows companies to demonstrate to the market the correct compliance with the legislative requirements of their production processes and the materials used, also in anticipation of future regulatory harmonisation. WHY ICIM Consolidated experience gained in product certification and management systems, enabling to offer qualified professional skills and knowledge of legislation and applicable regulations. Technical comparison and continuous collaboration with ANIMA, the Italian Federation of Associations of Mechanical and Engineering Industries, whose members are subject to the applicable regulations. Support of an accredited laboratory of proven reliability and competence. For further information: Valeria Mesolella (phone +39 02 72534212, e-mail valeria.mesolella@icim.it)
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Materials and components intended to come into contact with food (MOCA)

Voluntary product certification stems from a company need to ensure product conformity and performance, in compliance with recognised regulations or proprietary standards, thereby enhancing the value of and distinguishing their production on the market and gaining more trust from potential clients. Requirements that can be certified must be measurable through objective parameters, certifiable by tests, and verified by assessing and monitoring the manufacturing and verification plan of the production process, with the purpose of ensuring conformity and initially verified quality over time. The ICIM MOCA certification is dedicated to all manufacturers of materials and objects that come into contact with food. A complex and diversified supply chain that includes many economic operators in the manufacturing sector, such as manufacturers of machinery for processing, preparation, storage and administration of food and beverages, vending machines, food packaging, etc. Compliance audits conducted by a third-party body allow companies to demonstrate to the market the correct compliance with legislative requirements, the adoption of good manufacturing practices, compliance with the safety requirements of their products to protect human health. ‘MOCA’ AND LEGISLATION IN FORCE MOCA – Materials and Articles Intended to Come into Contact with Food, refers to all items: that are intended to come into contact with food, that are already in contact with food and are intended for this purpose, that are expected to come into contact with food or that can transfer their components to food under normal conditions of use. The MOCA definition includes many different products that are widely regulated at national and European level even if, to date, there is no single harmonised legislative body. Italian Legislative Decree 29/2017, published in the Official Gazette on 10.02.2017, establishes a sanctioning regime in Italy for violations of European legislation on materials and articles intended to come into contact with food. Fines of up to a maximum of € 80K can be imposed on those who produce, transform and/or distribute such products for violation of the standards provided for in Regulation (EC) no. 1935/2004 and in Regulation (EC) no. 2023/2006 and specific detailed legislation for the various materials. The main violations for which the pecuniary administrative sanction is envisaged include: production and marketing of products which pose a hazard to human health, violation of the planned migration limits, deterioration of the organoleptic characteristics, failure to comply with good manufacturing practices, violation of communication, traceability or labelling obligations. Italian Legislative Decree 29/2017 also provides for the obligation to notify the competent health Authority about all the facilities that carry out MOCA importing, production, transformation or distribution activities, with the exception of facilities where only activities relating to distribution to the final consumer are carried out. ICIM MOCA CERTIFICATION AND THE CERTIFICATION PROCESS The proprietary scheme developed by ICIM for voluntary product certification involves the following certification process: document analysis of the production process and of the products subject to certification, analysis of materials and identification of possible substance releases through specific laboratory tests, audits in the field to assess the adequacy of the production processes (selection and management of suppliers, production process control plan, equipment used, etc.), warehouse management, installation, use and maintenance instructions, issue of the certificate downstream of the successful results of the audits and laboratory tests. The tests are performed at TIFQLab, an ISO 17025 certified laboratory accredited by ACCREDIA for the tests in question. The annual surveillance audits and the related tests on a representative sample of the materials subject to certification, enable to verify that the requirements of the ICIM certification scheme are maintained throughout the 5-year validity period of the certification. WHY CERTIFY MATERIALS AND COMPONENTS INTENDED TO COME INTO CONTACT WITH FOOD (MOCA) The audits carried out by an independent third-party body allow companies to demonstrate to the market the adoption of good manufacturing practices and compliance with safety and conformity requirements. The audits carried out by ICIM aim to verify the company's ability to manage the risks arising from substance releases and the risks relating to the use of the items (if used properly according to the use and maintenance instructions), avoiding and preventing any alteration in the quality and wholesomeness of the food with which they come into contact. The ICIM MOCA certification allows companies to have up-to-date and verified documentation, to respond adequately to the inspections conducted by the authorities in charge or to the demands of their customers, making them stand out on the reference markets by displaying a mark that emphasises professionalism and reliability. WHY ICIM Consolidated experience gained in product certification and management systems, enabling to offer qualified professional skills and knowledge of legislation and applicable regulations. Technical comparison and continuous collaboration with ANIMA, the Italian Federation of Associations of Mechanical and Engineering Industries, whose members are subject to the MOCA regulations. Partnership with an Italian laboratory of proven reliability and competence. For further information: Valeria Mesolella (phone +39 02 72534212, e-mail valeria.mesolella@icim.it)
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HP Keymark – Heat pumps

The HP Keymark certification, whose scheme is owned by the European Committee for Standardization (CEN), is a voluntary heat pump certification process promoted by the EHPA – European Heat Pump Association – which aims to better respond to the growing regulatory requirements for heat pump manufacturers. In order to facilitate the introduction of the new certification scheme in the European market, the HP Keymark Regulation includes Transitional Rules, which allow producers who have already certified their products with other marks/labels (MCS, NF-PAC, LCP -HP, Q-label) recognised by the HP Keymark system to obtain HP Keymark certification without repeating laboratory tests. The HP KEYMARK certification, which major players in Europe have already obtained, allows heat pump manufacturers to: combine the observance of mandatory requirements with the flexibility necessary to develop their products, in compliance with innovation and market needs facilitate the circulation of their products in European markets thanks to common regulations have a third-party certification mark meet the product efficiency requirements required by the Ecodesign Directive Lot 1 and Lot 2 take part in the EHPA work groups to be protagonists and determine the rules have, in the future, the possibility to access incentives, as it is currently possible in France ICIM is today one of the 6 European Certification Bodies and the only Italian Body which caters for manufacturers and heat pump retailers who wish to place their products on the market with the HP Keymark. ICIM offers the HP Keymark certification service for all heat pumps, for residential, commercial or industrial use, falling within the Energy Labelling and Ecodesign Regulations (EU 811/2013, 812/2013, 813/2013 and 814/2013). For further information: Marco Croci (phone +39 02 72534257, e-mail marco.croci@icim.it)
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GDPR – European Regulations for the Protection of Personal Data

“The protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data is a fundamental right. Article 8, paragraph 1, of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (Charter) and Article 16, paragraph 1, of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) state that every person has the right to the protection of personal data concerning him or her”. This is what is stated in Recital 1 of the “General Data Protection Regulation” EU 679/2016 (GDPR) and is the starting point for the development of the same Regulation regarding the management and protection of personal data. EU Regulation 679/2016, which repeals the previous Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC, will be, from the 25th of May 2018, the legal reference for data protection in the EU, directly applicable in all Member States. The regulation provides for harmonisation of the legal framework for data protection throughout the EU, reinforces numerous principles and obligations of the Directive, repeals and adds new provisions, such as for example: the introduction of the figure of the Privacy Officer, an expert in charge of data protection; the clarification of the responsibilities of the Data Controller regarding violations of the legislation and of the joint liability of the Data Processor; the impacts of new communication technologies (social networks, big data); the introduction of certification, seals and data protection marks, which can play a significant role in enabling data controllers to obtain and demonstrate compliance of their processing operations with the provisions of the GDPR, by improving transparency, as certifications, seals and marks allow interested parties to quickly evaluate the level of data protection for products and services". In Italy the legislative decree n. 101 of 10 August 2018 modifies the previous decree "Code concerning the protection of personal data" as per legislative decree 30 June 2003, n. 196 and insert the requirements of the European Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR) regarding data protection. Organisations are called upon to assess the changes required by the new legislation, which could in some cases have a major impact on organisational procedures, and consider the risk of heavy penalties in the event of violations. This leads to a careful analysis of the effects that the GDPR has on the internal management of data, bearing in mind that the regulation requires the Data Controller to demonstrate that the procedures are adequate and proportionate to meet the requirements of Regulation according to the specific activities carried out. ICIM acts as a third-party organisation that can meet the needs of Organisations requiring services relating to the GDPR. ICIM offers multidisciplinary teams able to provide various services to Organisations and in particular: Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) and verification of compliance with the regulations of the GDPR, Analysis and assessment of the structure and procedures of the GDPR regulation (gap analysis), Certification of the professional Figures connected to the GDPR, such as the DPO. Training on GDPR requirements. For further information: Fabrizio Moscariello (phone +39 02 72534214, e-mail fabrizio.moscariello@icim.it)
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Complaint and comment

          Do you have a comment or a complaint to submit? Complete the following form and send it: by fax: +39 02 72002098 by e-mail: legalmail@pec.icimspa.it - info@icim.it by mail: ICIM S.p.A. (Piazza don Enrico Mapelli, 75 - 20099 Sesto San Giovanni - MI - Italy) Complaint and comment module ICIM General Regulation for provision of services
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Committee for Protecting Impartiality

In order to comply with the requirements set forth by UNI CEI EN ISO/IEC 17021 “Conformity assessment - Requirements for bodies providing audits and certification of management systems”, by UNI CEN EN ISO/IEC 17024:2012, by UNI CEI EN ISO/IEC 17065:2012 and by EN ISO/IEC 17020:2012, a Committee for Protecting Impartiality (CI) has been set up, which includes representatives of users (customers, either individual or grouped in organisations whose management systems are certified), of industrialists’ and trade associations, of control governmental bodies or other governmental entities, of non governmental organisations, of consumers’ organisations, in order to best reflect the parties concerned in certification activities and offer the best guarantees of impartiality of certification activities. Structure The composition of the CI Committee must be such as to represent in a balanced manner the main parties concerned in certification activities, therefore members may be chosen at least, but not only, from the following categories: The members of CI are selected by the Chairman from: Associations of industrialists, trade, services, and agriculture operating in the sectors covered by the activities of ICIM or in areas related to them, and representative of ICIM clients as well as clients of Organisations having ICIM certification; Governmental control bodies or other governmental bodies; NGOs (non-governmental organisations) (e.g. consumer associations); Regulation, control and supervision bodies, research and development bodies, professional orders whose interests are not in contrast with the purposes of ICIM and who operate using rules and carry out activities relating to those of ICIM. CI's structure is such as to guarantee a balance of represented interests so that no single interest is predominant. Each member of the Committee remains in their post for a period of 3 (three) years. If their ability to represent is still valid at the end of said period, the post may be renewed. After taking office of the CI, the Chairman may appoint additional members, who are either new or replacing those withdrawing from among the members in office, and whose term will expire simultaneously with other members already present. Responsibilities AS set forth by the aforementioned regulations, the responsibilities and authority of the Committee for Protecting Impartiality (CI) are as follows: support ICIM to develop policies regarding impartiality of its certification activities; oppose any tendency by ICIM to permit commercial or any other aspects from preventing a consistent and objective execution of certification activities; provide recommendations regarding aspects that can affect confidence in the certification, including transparency and public perception; carry out a review at least once a year regarding ICIM's audits, certifications and decision-making processes; review and approve the analysis document of threats to impartiality. Operation CI has the function of direction and supervision of ICIM certification processes, assuring impartiality. It ensures compliance of ICIM certification schemes to principles of impartiality set out in the regulatory references and applicable laws by: verification of guidelines, addresses and approval of the basic regulations of the certification process with regard to aspects related to impartiality; advisory reference of any situations/interpretations; review and assessment of any actions of companies related to their certification; review and approval of the analysis document of threats to impartiality; monitoring activities regarding audit, certification and decision-making processes. Furthermore, the following operative activities are conducted during the year based on responsibilities: conducting periodic meetings (normally twice a year); performing management audit activities (min. once a year). CI meetings normally take place twice a year. The agenda is defined in detail before the meeting. Below is an indicative list of topics to be alternatively dealt with: relazione e presentazione dei risultati finanziari; report and presentation of financial results; presentation of budget and fees; presentation and discussion of the outcomes of audits conducted by Accreditation Bodies and of internal audits; presentation of trends in internal and external complaints; presentation of customer satisfaction outcomes; presentation and discussion of the audits conducted by CI members; analysis of activities concerning certification procedures of the period, possibly reported as critical, with special reference to responsibilities entailed for the reference standard committee; presentation of new activated certification schemes and new accreditation obtained; evolution in regulations; any specific technical topics to be assessed according to need; planning activities for the following year; a.o.b. The CI, through its Chairman, may convene extraordinary meetings when needed. The Committee is convened by the Governance Function Coordinator, in writing, at least one week before the date set for the session. For the session to be valid, at least half plus one of the Committee’s members must be attending. ICIM Spa guarantees access to all the information required to allow the CI to perform its functions.
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ISO 55001 – Company assets

For all organisations, both public and private, assets generate value because they are the starting point to provide one’s customers or partners the expected service or product. Assets, either tangible or intangible, must be suitably managed to assure stakeholders’ satisfaction and the organisation’s very life. Managing the assets means identifying them, defining their features, selecting them, acquiring them if needed, maintaining them efficient, taking care of disposal and replacement. Correct asset management gives rise to a greater ability to allocate investments where they are most productive, to take decisions on development routes, to plan actions and assess their results. This leads to a significant decrease of the business risk whose variables are constantly monitored and whose evidence can be discussed with the stakeholders, generating a reputation increase for the organisation. Standard ISO 55001 supports organisations in defining the requirements of an asset management system with the aim of improving efficiency and effectiveness to achieve sustainability and performance objectives. Standard ISO 55001 is based on objective criteria and is the element that completes the various schemes outlining the path of management systems as it makes it possible to consider and above all integrate all aspects characterising the life cycle of an asset. Organisations operating in real estate and facility management sectors and supply chains and operating in strongly competitive national and international markets are most affected by increasingly more effective asset management in terms of optimising assets as a value and increasing levels of sustainability, safety, efficiency and performance. WHY CERTIFY YOUR ASSET MANAGEMENT SYSTEM In order to recognise which assets are strategic, what risks they entail, how to manage assets along their entire life cycle. To improve performance through correctly sharing and interacting best practices concerning asset management. To increase the organisation’s value by optimising economic, social and environmental costs. To increase the organisation’s reputation showing to stakeholders the structural ability for asset management according to a consolidated system. For further information: Federico Pasqui (phone +39 02 725341, e-mail federico.pasqui@icim.it)
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ICIM is ASME authorised inspection agency

ICIM, thanks to obtaining the AIA-108 certificate, issued in New York last May 9, is the first Italian body that is able to offer the inspection services set forth by the ASME Code defining certifications for all boilers and pressure components intended for the USA, Canada, Mexico markets as well as other 100 countries in the world, including increasingly strategic economies such as Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Oman. The AIA ASME qualification awarded to ICIM represents an advantage for the many companies in the industry, which from now on are able to rely on qualified Italian engineers. In fact, ICIM has set up a team of professionals of proven experience, able to liaise immediately with national companies. It is the first time an Italian organisation is awarded this important recognition. ICIM has been active in the certification of management systems and products since 1988, it is a Notified Body for the PED Directive and Accredited Body for the certification of welding operators and processes. The ASME recognition therefore represents the embodiment of historical experience in the metalworking sector. As of today Italian manufacturers who possess ASME certifications have the opportunity to liaise directly with an Italian inspection agency that is aware of companies’ management issues, a particularly important factor for our country, ranking 4th worldwide in terms of ASME registered companies. There are about 250 ASME certified companies in Italy at the moment, for a total of 480 ASME certificates worldwide (4% of the total), ranking fourth after USA, South Korea and China and before India, Germany and Japan. ICIM’s activity as ASME Inspection Agency is not restricted to Italy alone but may cover all countries where the ASME Code has law status and all situations where companies pursue the ASME certification as distinctive competitive advantage internationally. In fact, users often request the certification system due to its value of conformity guarantee to the Code, even where it is not required by law. ICIM’s objective is to offer an excellent service, up to the widely acknowledged quality of Italian products, while assuring flexibility and efficiency to manufacturers who rely on ICIM as the only Italian partner. ASME inspectors were selected by ICIM for their national and international experience, skill and professionalism, and represent the feather in the cap of an offering of services that thanks to its specific requirement, we are certain will be most appreciated by Italian manufacturers. ASME – AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS Founded in 1880, ASME today has over 130,000 members in 150 countries, and is the professional organisation universally known for developing the Boiler and Pressure Vessels Code – a set of standards concerning pressure vessels, steam generators, piping and nuclear components – applied as reference standard by boiler makers worldwide. Periodically updated, the ASME BPV Code represents a support for control authorities and is the regulatory framework for rating nuclear reactor components. Click here to find out about our services
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ASME Authorised Inspection Agency

ICIM is an AUTHORISED ITALIAN INSPECTION AGENCY (AIA) with ASME accreditation thanks to the ASME AIA-108 certificate obtained on 9 May 2016. Like AIA, ICIM caters to the boiler industry with a number of services: inspection and monitoring during equipment construction; inspections on demand / licence of US governmental agencies; specific audits when required by the Code; verification of the process for obtaining/renewing the ASME certificate; repairs and alterations, inspections at the factory to ascertain the correctness and conformity of repairs or alterations made on the equipment; inspections and audits on a voluntary basis. WHAT IS ASME – AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS Founded in 1880 with over 130,000 members in 150 countries, ASME is known for developing the Boiler and Pressure Vessels Code – a set of standards concerning pressure vessels, steam generators, piping, nuclear components – applied as reference standard by boiler makers worldwide. The ASME Code defines requirements for design, material selection, construction and inspection of pressure products and components and is used in case of special critical issues for high risk applications in design and operation, such as rating nuclear reactor components. The European and International markets increasingly often require double PED and ASME certification. Compliance with the ASME Code and the relevant certification, lasting three years, takes place through the work of the ASME accredited AIAs every time equipment marking in accordance with the Code is required. THE ADVANTAGES OF ASME CERTIFICATION Exporting to the USA, Canada and to 150 countries, significantly increasing your target markets. Differentiating your products, certifying their quality thanks to compliance with the most widespread Code worldwide. Obtaining insurance benefits. Certifying your personnel’s skills thanks to specific knowledge on the use of the ASME Code. Gaining in internal effectiveness and efficiency. WHY CHOOSE ICIM ICIM offers a portfolio of services that addresses all market needs of companies in the sector, assuring competence, professionalism and timeliness of services thanks to the skills, experience and qualifications of the team of qualified Supervisors and Auditors recognised by the National Board, the sole and only American authority responsible for all pressure equipment marked, installed and commissioned in the United States (rif.www.nationalboard.org). ICIM is also the Notified Body for inspection activities according to the PED Directive and Accredited Body for qualifications of welding processes and for welders’ qualifications. ICIM provides inspection activities according to the requirements of Standard EN 10204 – type 3.2 and is able to support organisations that intend to certify system and products for manufacturing safety devices (safety valves, rupture discs, etc.) and for manufacturing materials for nuclear components. For further information: Marco Croci (phone +39 02 72534257, e-mail marco.croci@icim.it)
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The road map to obtain the certificate issued by ASME

After stipulating the contract with ICIM as AIA accredited, the Manufacturer identifies, through the portal Certification and Accreditation of the ASME website (link www.asme.org/shop/certification-accreditation), the adequate certification programme for the manufacturing type and target market, conventional and/or nuclear. INITIAL STAGE The Manufacturer applies to ASME for certification and upon filing the certification application, indicates ICIM as the AIA with which it has entered into an agreement for inspecting its products (ref. www.asme.org/shop/certification-and-accreditation/to-start-a-certificate-application). PREPARATION STAGE The manufacturer develops and implements its Quality Programme, suited to the purpose of certification. ICIM supports the Manufacturer in the preparation and implementation of the Quality Programme and may perform a preliminary audit before the ASME certification audit. THE ACTIVITY CARRIED OUT BY ICIM AS AIA ACCREDITED ICIM performs analysis and assessment of the drawings /calculations /qualifications of the welding processes /inspection plan/personnel qualifications; of the inspection and testing activities, monitoring, process control; of ascertaining conformity with the Code requirements and authorisation to stamping. JOINT REVIEW OR SURVEY (NUCLEAR) The ICIM Supervisor and Inspector take part together with ASME personnel in inspection activities at the manufacturer’s premises. The ASME audit lasts from 2 to 5 days depending on the purpose of the certification. ISSUING CERTIFICATION Based on the outcome of the audit, ASME’s Conformity Assessment Department issues the certificate and sends the Certification Stamp to the manufacturer. The ASME certified company, for all equipment to be stamped according to the ASME Code, is subject to audits by ICIM, as AIA accredited, with the aim of obtaining ASME stamping authorisation for the individual piece of equipment. The duration of the certification pathway is about 4/6 months. For further information: Marco Croci (phone +39 02 72534257, e-mail marco.croci@icim.it)
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Cooperation Agreement ICIM – TOLOE DANESH KEYFI

In order to further develop international presence, ICIM has signed in September 2012 a cooperation agreement with the company Toloe Danesh Keyfi (TDQ), based in Tehran, which has been operating for years in the certification of management systems (Quality, Environment, Security and Safety, Automotive and Food sectors). The agreement provides that TDQ act as technical contact for ICIM certification activities in Iran, with the specific task of developing business opportunities and managing operational activities, in accordance with ICIM policies and ISO 17021:2011 requirements (point 7.5). ICIM will have direct control over the activities of: qualification of auditors, approval of quotation and audit planning. Within a few months, a large number of Iranian companies has shown a growing interest in ICIM services, especially in the Automotive sector, considering the presence of several important international companies and suppliers in the region. TDQ team competence is reinforced by the presence of IATF qualified personnel for audits in the automotive industry, with more than ten years of experience in the industry. ICIM and TDQ, represented by ICIM CEO Gaetano Trizio and TDQ Director Saeed Ghodoussi, are committed to develop a successful collaboration, expanding significantly in the coming months the services available to companies in the region. Who is TDQ TDQ (Tolo Danesh Keyfi Co.) Company established on June 2012 in Iran under Iranian business low, provides Assessment, Inspection, System as well as Product Certification and Training services worldwide according to latest standards and schemes. TDQ provides and maintains highest value of reliability in its service processes thanks to deep competences and experiences gained by its technical and management team in different  sectors like OEM, Governmental, Industrial, Commercial, Service and Social. Contact person: Mr. Saeed Ghodoussi Tel:+98(21)883847946 Fax:+98(21)88384797 e mail:Info@tdq.ir Web site:www.tdq.ir Agreement ICIM - TOLOE DANESH KEYFI Register
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Professional skills

Human resources are one of the primary assets of a business. While skills and professionalism can depend on the perceived quality of a product and service, lack of training and adequate qualification can become a risk factor for the success of the business. While European legislations plan to widen the context of skill certification, extending its applicability beyond the perimeter of the so-called regulated professions, companies need to adapt quickly to the new context with appropriately selected, trained and qualified people. Italian legislative decree 4 dated 14.01.2013 “Provisions regarding non-organised professions” broadens the scope of the certification and skills and extends its applicability beyond regulated professions. Thanks to the skills developed in process and product certification, ICIM has developed an articulate proposal which includes both regulated certifications and voluntary certifications of professional roles. OUR SERVICES Certification of operators who use fluorinated gas (Reg. CE 2015/2067, 2015/2066, 304/2008, 306/2008) and qualification according to Reg. CE 307. EGE certification (according to UNI 11339) and Energy Auditors (EN 16247-5) pursuant to Italian Legislative Decree 102/2014. Certification of surveillance operators of natural gas distribution systems (UNI 11632) and operators of post-meter gas systems (UNI 11554). Certification of welders and welding procedures according to UNI 9606 and UNI 14732 for metals and according to UNI 9737 for plastic materials, certification of brazers and brazing processes according to UNI 13585. Certification of installers and maintenance technicians of fire doors (UNI 11473-3) extinguisher maintenance technicians (UNI 9994-2) and windows and doors installers (UNI 11673-2). Certification of locksmiths and technicians of safes (UNI 11557). Certification of security professionals (UNI 10459). Certification of experts in planning and management control of the banking, finance and insurance sector (UNI 11602). Project Manager certification (UNI 11648). LCA expert certification. In-house and catalogue training courses. For further information: Marta Loi (phone +39 02 72534254, email marta.loi@icim.it)
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QRTIFY™: the first “certified” QR code

QRTIFY™ is the solution developed by ICIM to assess the truthfulness of products and systems and/or certificates and documents that certify the features of the products they are supplied with through a method that is easy to use and apply. The QRTIFY™ solution, developed by ICIM in cooperation with the technological partner QIRIS, arises from the need to counter a current phenomenon that creates competitive distortions on the market as well as hazardous situations for customers and users in general. This concerns counterfeiting of products and systems or documents and certificates supplied with products/materials/systems. The issue is far from new yet seems more widespread today due to broadening of areas of commercial interchange, progressive de-localisation of suppliers, entry of countries using inadequate commercial methods, the phenomenon of counterfeiting, difficulties in carrying out proper checks. THE QRTIFY™ SOLUTION AND HOW TO USE IT The QRTIFY™ solution is a registered trademark that integrates the potential offered by QR codes with cryptography methods combined with an interactive and dynamic system and uses Computer Vision technologies and Cloud systems for archiving, tracking, amendments and updates. A series of safety systems make it possible to verify the authenticity of documents and certificates, products and systems, assuring the utmost protection thanks to encryption algorithm based systems. QRTIFY™ is a versatile solution and customised based on the needs of the customer: to certify the authenticity of materials, equipment and documents that have falsification issues; for internal use and thus for document management of supporting proprietary certificates/documents, with streamlined communications with concerned parties for document traceability. In the case of sectors where actions for periodic assessment/maintenance of equipment/products are required, using the system can both streamline communications between concerned parties and provides an effective ancillary tool for control of audits. The company that uses the QRTIFY™ solution will provide all documentation related to the material/product/system (technical information, certificates ...). The documents are associated with a unique QRcode. All the information, after digitalising, resides in a cloud server and is available to users authorised to use the QRTIFY™ solution. Users are able to ascertain consistency between the information contained in the code and that on the product/system/ document, using the QRTFY APP. HOW TO DOWNLOAD THE QRTIFY™ APP Look on Google “Play store”, “Apple Store” or “Windows Store” Look for “ICIM” or “QRTIFY” Click on QRTIFY™ APP and install To read the QRTIFY™ Launch the APP Click on “scan QRcode without login” (Android and Windows users) or “scan QRcode” (Apple users) Scan the QRcode ICIM, as a third-party body, verifies through the QRTIFY™ solution the safety of the entire process, from system reliability to data confidentiality and management, as well as the consistency of the information contained in the QRTIFY™ with that which is actually communicated and stated on the product/document. For further information: Marta Loi (phone +39 02 72534254, e-mail marta.loi@icim.it)
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Quality maintenance service in the fire prevention sector

The certification of the quality maintenance service in the fire prevention sector is a proprietary certification model developed by ICIM with the aim of ensuring the maintenance of fire equipment is carried out according to defined "quality" criteria. The voluntary ICIM model certifies the reliability of companies maintaining fire extinguishers, hydrants, fire doors and uses an immediate instrument, a QR code identifying the Certification, which cannot be counterfeited. The QRCode, encrypted and unique, confirms the truthfulness of the inspections conducted by ICIM and certified by the certification mark shown on the maintenance tag and has two levels of significance for the company: transparency, because the maintenance tag shows the sensitive data of its certification and reliability, because the market is easily able to verify whether the maintenance tag is active and original through the technological system developed by ICIM. CERTIFICATION ACCORDING TO THE ICIM SCHEME Certification complements the checks set forth by State Bodies in charge of verifying compliance with laws, and certifies the efficiency and correctness of the operators. The checks are conducted at maintenance companies and concern: equipment for providing the service documents and adequacy of operative procedures records and traceability of operations spare part management disposal of the waste generated by maintenance services balance between materials used and disposed of any customer complaints, a far from negligible control index of the quality of operations. For further information: Lucio Galdangelo (phone +39 02 72534213, e-mail lucio.galdangelo@icim.it) List of certified companies SICURNET S.r.l. [N. Certificate: ICIM-AFM-000001-00] - San Giuliano Milanese (MI) - +39 02 98249230 ASTRA SISTEMI ANTINCENDIO S.r.l. [N. Certificate: ICIM-AFM-000002-00] - Sedriano (MI) - +3902 90110529 SICURNET LIGURA S.r.l. [N. Certificate: ICIM-AFM-000003-00] - Genova - +39010 7261909 LUPI ESTINTORI S.r.l. [N. Certificate: ICIM-AFM-000004-00] - Pontedera (PI) - +390587 483371 ESTINTORI BOSICA S.r.l. [N. Certificate: ICIM-AFM-000005-00] - Martinsicuro (TE) - +390861 79639 ANTINCENDIO BOSICA S.r.l. [N. Certificate: ICIM-AFM-000006-00] - Montesilvano (PE) - +390854 682335 MARIN S.r.l. [N. Certificate: ICIM-AFM-000007-00] - Mogliano Veneto (TV) - +39041 5987011 SICURNET TORINO S.r.l. [N. Certificato: ICIM – AFM – 000008_00] - Grugliasco (TO) - +39011 3171157 MOZZANICA & MOZZANICA S.r.l.[N. Certificate: ICIM - AFM - 0000009_00] - Calco (LC) - +39 0399 910633 VERONESE TECHNOLOGY  S.r.l. [N. Certificate: ICIM – AFM – 0000010_00] - Frosinone - +39 0775 221317 TE.SA. ANTINCENDIO SOCIETÀ A RESPONSABILITÀ LIMITATA [N. Certificate: ICIM – AFM – 0000011_00] – Altamura (BA) - +39 080 3160607 PRE.DI.MA DI MARINO MASSIMILIANO, DI TORO MIRKO E C. SOCIETÀ IN NOME COLLETTIVO [N. Certificate: ICIM – AFM – 0000012_00] - Campobasso - +39 0874 493257 SOPRAN S.p.A. [N. Certificate: ICIM – AFM – 0000013_00] - Trezzano sul Naviglio (MI) - +39 02 4844921 CIODUE S.p.A. [N. Certificate: ICIM – AFM – 0000014_00] - Trezzano sul Naviglio (MI) e Fiano Romano (RM) - +39 02 4844931 e +39 0765 401011 FIREST S.r.l. [N. Certificate: ICIM – AFM – 0000015_00] - Trieste - +39 040 311439 CIODUE Italia S.p.A. [N. Certificate: ICIM – AFM – 0000016_00] - Fiano Romano (RM) - +39 0765 401011 TEMA SISTEMI S.p.A. [N. Certificate: ICIM – AFM – 0000017_00] - Taranto - +39 099 4724607 TEMA SISTEMI S.p.A. [N. Certificate: ICIM – AFM – 0000017_00] - Taranto - +39 099 4724607 PIM ANTINCENDIO S.r.l. [N. Certificate: ICIM – AFM – 0000018_00] - Rome - +39 06 65759205 OMNITALIA GSA S.r.l. [No. Certificato: ICIM – AFM – 0000019_00] - Trezzano sul Naviglio - +39 02 87252601 Examples of tags and labels
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Energy efficiency of companies, systems and equipment

Rational use of energy, waste reduction, new technologies to decrease consumption of conventional sources and use of renewable sources are the issues which the lawmakers, the market and the consumers are focused on, and that, thanks to a high level of innovation, may represent a new opportunity for interesting developments in terms of turnover and employment. Energy efficiency – seen as a reduction of consumption with performance being equal – is increasingly a factor for a company’s success as it allows for financial savings, it contributes to improving living comfort, reduces emissions in the atmosphere, and makes it possible to comply with statutory provisions introduced to reduce the environmental impact of certain emission sources. WHY CERTIFY THE ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM Third party certification brings undeniable benefits to companies who implement an in-house energy management system, or offer energy services to improve the energy efficiency of their own customers. As a matter of fact, by certifying their management system, companies are able to objectively evidence their commitment and their skills. Furthermore, the certification of ESCos, companies that manage energy services is a well-established selection parameter for suppliers in both the private and public sector and allows companies to meet the requirements to access incentives provided for energy efficiency. ICIM is a certification body accredited by ACCREDIA and is the main Italian benchmark and one of the most important international experts in the field of certification services for the energy efficiency market, of rational use of conventional sources and renewable energy. Thanks to the services of its highly qualified technicians and accredited laboratories, ICIM is active worldwide offering companies services concerning national, European and international technical standards and regulatory documents developed in-house in order to meet any need. In addition to product certification, ICIM provides production batch inspection and assessment activities, due diligence on systems, component checks, production site qualification: comprehensive supervision, from design to installation. For further information: Marco Croci (phone +39 02 72534257, e-mail marco.croci@icim.it) To find out about our related services ISO 50001 - Energy UNI CEI 11352 - Energy Service companies
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Biogas and biomass systems

Biomass electric and thermal energy production plants have, as a starting materials, "the biodegradable fraction of biological products, waste and residue from agriculture, forestry and connected industries, including fishing and aquaculture, as well as the biodegradable part of industrial and urban waste" (ref. RED Directive). Therefore, it is possible to obtain a renewable, easy-to-use energy source from organic waste, either of plant or animal nature, which has the unquestionable advantage of reducing the amount of CO2 introduced into the environment. Biomass refers to an extremely heterogeneous variety of materials, from industrial waste, to firewood, farming and forestry processing residue, agrifood industry waste, livestock waste, vegetable oils, urban waste, to plant species cultivated for this purpose such on uncultivated land, or land of low production value for the agrifood sector. A biomass plant is a system that uses renewable energy from biomass through different techniques – from direct combustion of biomass to bioliquid or biogas extraction by pyrolysis, biogas extraction by bacterial digestion processes and extraction of bioliquids with low-medium temperature thermal processes – and uses cogeneration systems that provide both thermal and electrical energy for local or remote use such as district heating. ICIM has developed proprietary certification schemes for both solid and gaseous biomass systems and has specific technical skills that allow it to certify all types of systems that turn biomass into renewable energy. For further information: Marco Croci (phone +39 02 72534257, e-mail marco.croci@icim.it)
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Small hydro

Small hydro is the definition given to electrical installations that use the potential energy of a water drop to produce an amount of electricity commensurate with the flow rate and height of the drop. The system entails using minimal water conveyance and drainage structures with low environmental-landscape impact. Although there is a definition of installations according to dimensions, there are no definitions according to the power limit, although in Europe a value equal to 10MW installed power is taken as reference. The undeniable advantages of designing small hydroelectric plants for energy production consist basically in low initial investment and management costs, low environmental and hydro-geological impact, with minimum impact on the landscape, and the use of a renewable energy source. ICIM provides certification for standard machines and off-standard systems against the following standards: EN IEC 61116. Electromechanical equipment guide for small hydroelectric installations EN IEC 60041. Field acceptance tests to determine the hydraulic performance of hydraulic turbines, storage pumps and pump-turbines EN IEC 60193. Hydraulic turbines, storage pumps and pump-turbines. Model acceptance tests EN IEC 60994. Guide for field measurement of vibrations and pulsations in hydraulic machines (turbines, storage pumps and pump-turbines). For further information: Marco Croci (phone +39 02 72534257, e-mail marco.croci@icim.it)
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UNI EN 1090-1 – Steel and aluminium structures

Standard UNI EN 1090-1: 2009 "Execution of steel and aluminium structures Part 1: Requirements for conformity assessment of structural components" defines the CE Marking requirements of steel or aluminium work for structural use. Since 1 July 2014 has mandatory application. Standard UNI EN 1090-1, which has “harmonised” standard status, implies that companies constructing steel or aluminium structures apply a factory production control system (FPC) which must undergo audits by a Notified Body in order to be authorised for CE Marking. The degrees of the FPC system requirements, based on the applicable conformity certification method chosen by the manufacturer, and on structure criticality, is defined by standard UNI EN 1090-2, for the construction of steel structures, and by standard UNI EN 1090-3 for the construction of aluminium structures, respectively. THE PROCEDURE FOR ISSUING AUTHORISATION FOR CE MARKING ACCORDING TO STANDARD UNI EN 1090-1:2009 From the operative standpoint, the procedure involves an adequacy review of the system implemented by the manufacturer, with the analysis of the documents prepared to meet the standard requirements, completed by an audit in order to ensure the established requisites have been adequately met. ICIM is a Notified Body for the CPR Directive (EU Regulation NO. 305/2011 Construction Products). For further information: Edoardo Dossena (phone +39 02 72534259, e-mail edoardo.dossena@icim.it)