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Webinar, 01/10/2020. Smart Working. Destino o destinazione?

Webinar gratuito ANIMA Confindustria ICIM GROUP SMART WORKING. DESTINO O DESTINAZIONE? Come rendere lo Smart Working operativamente efficace e quali vantaggi. Giovedì 1 ottobre 2020, ore 10:00 - 12:00 Lo Smart Working è un modello di lavoro che le aziende si sono trovate ad implementare a causa dello stato di emergenza aperto dall’insorgere della pandemia da COVID-19. Improvvisamente un ampio numero di aziende si è trovato nella necessità di consentire ai propri dipendenti e collaboratori di lavorare dalle proprie abitazioni. In fondo, basta un computer e una connessione internet e si è in grado di lavorare. Ma è proprio così? Lavorare da casa, da remoto, è davvero lavorare in Smart Working? Il webinar si rivolge al management aziendale e a tutti coloro che vivono la problematica e ne vogliono sapere di più e intende fare chiarezza su una modalità che nel prossimo futuro è probabile rientri nella quotidianità di lavoro delle aziende, in toto o in parte. Da qui, la necessità di affrontare il cambiamento con maggiore consapevolezza per garantire alle aziende la sostenibilità del proprio business. Lo Smart Working è qualcosa che bisogna subire o qualcosa che si può pianificare con cognizione di causa? Insomma, è destino o destinazione e meta da raggiungere? Quali sono le differenze tra Remote Working e Smart Working in termini di business? Quali sono gli elementi che caratterizzano lo Smart Working? Quali sono i vantaggi dell’adozione di una efficace metodologia di Smart Working? A queste e ad altre domande intende rispondere il webinar organizzato da ANIMA Confindustria e ICIM GROUP. 2 ore per fare il punto della situazione e analizzare i perché legati all’importanza di affrontare un cambiamento che se ben agito, porta vantaggi concreti. PROGRAMMA 9:30 - Login dei Partecipanti 10:00 Benvenuto e introduzione. Carlo Fumagalli, ANIMA Confindustria, moderatore Lo stato dell’arte oggi dal punto di osservazione della Federazione ANIMA. Andrea Orlando, ANIMA Confindustria L'organizzazione del lavoro di team distribuiti. Alessandro Bissoli, ICIM GROUP Coinvolgere e motivare i propri collaboratori. Monica Bormetti, ICIM GROUP Gli aspetti legali e contrattuali dello Smart Working. Dalla decretazione di urgenza al ‘new normal’. Federico Strada, DLA Piper Italy Le soluzioni proposte da ICIM GROUP. Donato De Vivo, ICIM GROUP Domande e risposte 12.00 - Conclusioni ISCRIVITI
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ON LINE IL NUOVO SITO DEI LABORATORI OMECO

Una veste grafica accattivante arricchita da grandi immagini che evidenziano le numerose attività dei laboratori di Prove Controlli e Tarature. Competenza, esperienza, flessibilità sono i punti di forza di OMECO uno dei più importanti e conosciuti laboratori italiani che vanta il maggior numero di prove accreditate nei settori di riferimento: prove meccaniche e tecnologiche, analisi chimiche e metallografiche, controlli non distruttivi, prove di tenuta, scoppio, corrosione, prove speciali, prove su materiali da costruzione, saldatura, formazione professionale, sono solo alcune delle molteplici attività di OMECO. OMECO è accreditato da ACCREDIA n. 0003 secondo la normativa UNI CEI EN ISO/IEC 17025 e centro d’esami CICPND N.002/E per l’idoneità del personale incaricato all’effettuazione delle Prove Non Distruttive secondo la Direttiva PED ed è accreditato come centro per la taratura degli strumenti (LAT n. 090). Tra i campi di applicazione, gli impianti industriali di ogni tipo, chimici, petrolchimici, termoelettrici, nucleari, apparecchi in pressione, riscaldamento e sollevamento, trasporti, impianti ospedalieri e distribuzione di gas medicali, componentistica, industria delle costruzioni. OMECO è società appartenente a ICIM GROUP e in questa veste mette le sue attività a supporto delle attività delle altre società del gruppo in modo da ampliare l’offerta rivolta al mondo dell’imprenditoria della meccanica e non solo. Clicca e visita il nuovo sito di OMECO
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La formazione ICIM va on line! VIENI AI NOSTRI CORSI MA RESTA DOVE SEI

Le aule virtuali di ICIM ti accolgono con la stessa professionalità e competenza di sempre. Abbiamo preparato aule virtuali per ogni corso di Aprile e Maggio. Basta avere un pc e una connessione internet. Nessun bisogno di installare app specifiche per videoconference. Il docente convoca una riunione con gli iscritti al corso, invia un link e … non c’è bisogno di altro. Per accedere al corso BASTA UN CLICK! I vantaggi? - Docenza diretta come in aula anche se da remoto. Non corsi registrati. - Suddivisione del corso in unità che alternano momenti teorici con esercitazioni. Per tenere viva la concentrazione. - Interazione con il docente come in aula anche se da remoto. Le domande dei partecipanti sono le benvenute. Supportano l’interazione! Basta solo tenere spento il microfono mentre parla il docente – per evitare rumori di fondo – e accenderlo quando si vuole intervenire. Il docente sarà attento e darà la parola a chi ha acceso il proprio microfono. - Presenza di un tutor che all’inizio e durante il corso supervisioni il regolare funzionamento dei collegamenti e risponda via chat o telefonicamente ai problemi tecnici o dubbi dei partecipanti e/o del docente. - Possibilità di accedere al corso da qualunque luogo. Basta solo rispettare i requisiti tecnici. - Possibilità di evitare trasferte anche costose. Cosa fare? Scegli il corso e la data, compila il modulo con la richiesta di interesse e invialo. Riceverai conferma di iscrizione per quel corso e quella data quando il numero di partecipanti richiesti è raggiunto. E dopo? Ricevi la convocazione qualche giorno prima e il giorno del corso, scegli un locale possibilmente riservato, clicca sul link che trovi nella mail di convocazione e buon corso! E c’è anche qualcosa in più! Sui nostri corsi di Aprile e Maggio ti regaliamo il 15% di sconto perché in questo periodo, tutti dobbiamo fare un po’ di conti! Perché facciamo tutto questo? Perché vogliamo venire incontro alle aziende in questo periodo molto critico che ci vede tutti coinvolti. Separati ma vicini, cogliamo le opportunità di aggiornare e consolidare le nostre conoscenze per affrontare le sfide del domani con un patrimonio di competenze sempre più ampio.
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INTRODUZIONE ALLA DIRETTIVA MACCHINE 2006/42/CE – ONLINE

ABSTRACT Il settore della costruzione delle macchine è regolamentato, a livello di Unione Europea, dalla Direttiva Macchine 2006/42/CE che fornisce i requisiti essenziali di sicurezza e salute per la progettazione e costruzione delle macchine. Per le organizzazioni che realizzano prodotti soggetti alla Direttiva Macchine è importante approfondire gli elementi necessari per una buona conoscenza dell’ambito applicativo della Direttiva, del contenuto e delle modalità di applicazione della stessa. OBIETTIVI Il corso consente di acquisire gli elementi di base per una corretta interpretazione della Direttiva e conseguentemente una corretta applicazione alle varie realtà che si possono presentare sia a livello tecnico che a livello commerciale. Vai alla scheda corso: clicca qui.
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COVID-19 liberamente scaricabili le norme tecniche per la prevenzione del contagio

Le norme tecniche che si riferiscono a dispositivi di protezione come maschere filtranti, guanti e occhiali protettivi, indumenti e teli chirurgici, possono essere scaricate gratuitamente dal sito di UNI, Ente Italiano di Normazione. Per facilitare le scelte di acquisto da parte delle pubbliche amministrazioni, la riconversione produttiva da parte delle imprese e la corretta informazione ai cittadini, UNI ha ritenuto opportuno dare libero accesso alle norme che definiscono i requisiti di sicurezza e qualità e i metodi di prova dei prodotti indispensabili per la prevenzione del contagio da COVID-19. Oggi Imprese e pubblica amministrazione possono far subito riferimento a requisiti certi e riconosciuti dall’OMS per produrre, valutare e acquistare. Nella tabella, l’elenco delle norme integrato da UNI al 23 Marzo 2020 NORMA TITOLO UNI 10912:2000 Dispositivi di protezione individuale - Guida per la selezione, l'uso e la manutenzione dei dispositivi di protezione individuale degli occhi e del viso per attività lavorative UNI EN 140:2000 Apparecchi di protezione delle vie respiratorie - Semimaschere e quarti di maschera - Requisiti, prove, marcatura UNI EN 149:2009 Dispositivi di protezione delle vie respiratorie - Semimaschere filtranti antipolvere - Requisiti, prove, marcatura UNI EN 14683:2019 Maschere facciali ad uso medico - Requisiti e metodi di prova UNI EN ISO 10993-1:2010 Valutazione biologica dei dispositivi medici - Parte 1: Valutazione e prove all'interno di un processo di gestione del rischio UNI EN ISO 13688:2013 Indumenti di protezione - Requisiti generali UNI EN 420:2010 Guanti di protezione - Requisiti generali e metodi di prova UNI EN 455-1:2002 Guanti medicali monouso - Assenza di fori requisiti e prove UNI EN 455-2:2015 Guanti medicali monouso - Parte 2: Requisiti e prove per le proprietà fisiche UNI EN 455-3:2015 Guanti medicali monouso - Parte 3: Requisiti e prove per la valutazione biologica UNI EN 455-4:2009 Guanti medicali monouso - Parte 4: Requisiti e prove per la determinazione della durata di conservazione UNI EN ISO 374-2:2020 Guanti di protezione contro i prodotti chimici pericolosi e i microorganismi - Parte 2: Determinazione della resistenza alla penetrazione UNI EN ISO 374-5:2017 Guanti di protezione contro i prodotti chimici e microorganismi pericolosi - Parte 5: Terminologia e requisiti prestazionali per rischi da microorganismi UNI EN 166:2004 Protezione personale degli occhi – Specifiche UNI EN 13795-1:2019 Indumenti e teli chirurgici - Requisiti e metodi di prova - Parte 1: Teli e camici chirurgici UNI EN 13795-2:2019 Indumenti e teli chirurgici - Requisiti e metodi di prova - Parte 2: Tute per blocchi operatori UNI EN 14126:2004 Indumenti di protezione - Requisiti prestazionali e metodi di prova per gli indumenti di protezione contro gli agenti infettivi UNI EN 14605:2009 Indumenti di protezione contro agenti chimici liquidi - Requisiti prestazionali per indumenti con collegamenti a tenuta di liquido (Tipo 3) o a tenuta di spruzzi (Tipo 4), inclusi gli articoli che proteggono solamente parti del corpo (Tipi PB [3] e PB [4]) UNI EN ISO 20345:2012 Dispositivi di protezione individuale - Calzature di sicurezza UNI EN ISO 20346:2014 Dispositivi di protezione individuale - Calzature di protezione UNI EN ISO 20347:2012 Dispositivi di protezione individuale - Calzature da lavoro Per maggiori informazioni: Area Comunicazione UNI - Ente Italiano di Normazione (email luisella.pozzani@uni.com – tel. 02 70024471)
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NOI DI ICIM CI SIAMO!

Stiamo tutti vivendo un periodo fuori dall’ordinario che va a ribaltare abitudini e comportamenti. È importante adeguarsi e rispettare le disposizioni per condurre insieme una battaglia e vincere! E la vinceremo questa battaglia! La vinceremo insieme! Noi di ICIM ci siamo, e nel pieno rispetto delle disposizioni del Governo e delle indicazioni emanate da Accredia e dalle altre istituzioni competenti a livello nazionale e internazionale per la conduzione delle attività, confermiamo il nostro pieno supporto alle aziende e la nostra disponibilità a rispondere a tutte le esigenze con soluzioni adeguate. Vogliamo ringraziare clienti, stakeholder, fornitori e partner che condividono con noi le misure per contenere l’emergenza. Perché in questo momento ognuno ha bisogno della collaborazione degli altri per superare una fase della nostra vita sicuramente inaspettata ed estremamente difficile. Noi di ICIM stiamo dando il massimo e siamo in grado di proporre le soluzioni più adeguate per garantire lo svolgimento delle attività in modo da non penalizzare le esigenze delle aziende. Nessuno può far leva su insegnamenti pregressi perché, semplicemente, non c’è una esperienza pregressa. Tutti i collaboratori di ICIM sono operativi nell’assoluto rispetto delle disposizioni emanate con i decreti di questi giorni per la tutela della salute propria, dei propri cari, delle persone che frequentano. A tutti i nostri collaboratori va riconosciuto un ‘grazie di cuore’ per aver messo in atto comportamenti straordinari. Straordinari perché fuori dall’ordinario e straordinari perché coraggiosi e sfidanti! Insieme all’adozione di tutte le precauzioni suggerite, stiamo privilegiato le ‘conference on line’ in caso di incontri che richiedono la presenza di più persone e adottiamo le distanze di sicurezza quando le persone coinvolte sono poche e l’ambiente lo consente. Anche la formazione di ICIM non si ferma. Per non causare difficoltà alle aziende e assicurare il regolare svolgimento degli interventi di formazione pianificati, abbiamo previsto modalità di erogazione più adeguate al periodo che stiamo vivendo sia per i corsi a catalogo proposti dalla Fabbrica della Conoscenza che per i corsi ‘in house’. La vita lavorativa quotidiana di ICIM continua anche in questa fase di emergenza, pertanto assicuriamo piena disponibilità a proporre soluzioni con l’obiettivo di soddisfare le esigenze delle aziende. Ogni giorno, in ogni momento, i nostri clienti e tutte le aziende possono rivolgersi alle persone di proprio riferimento o telefonare al nostro centralino 02.725341 o inviare una mail a per ricevere risposte alle proprie domande o informazioni info@icim.it per ricevere risposte alle proprie domande o informazioni. NOI DI ICIM CI SIAMO E INSIEME A VOI TUTTI VINCEREMO QUESTA BATTAGLIA!
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Una veste grafica moderna e accattivante, per cogliere tutto al primo sguardo! 4 categorie che raccolgono tutta l’offerta formativa, per non disperdersi! Schede grafiche con tutte le informazioni sui corsi, per cogliere al volo obiettivi e contenuti! Calendario dinamico con una visualizzazione moderna, per leggere a colpo d’occhio corsi e date del mese! Possibilità di iscriversi alla NewsLetter periodica, per rimanere sempre aggiornato! Ora non ti resta che entrare nel sito e scoprire tutte le opportunità che ICIM può offrirti attraverso la sua proposta formativa! Naviga nel nuovo sito della Fabbrica della Conoscenza ICIM, scopri le ultime novità! Altre iniziative sono in programma per rendere il nostro catalogo dei corsi in linea con i nuovi trend di mercato e le esigenze di crescita delle competenze!
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Privacy Policy

ICIM ha adeguato la propria Privacy Policy per rispondere ai requisiti del Regolamento Europeo GDPR. Per conoscere i dettagli della nostra Privacy Policy leggi qui di seguito. Informativa ai sensi dell’articolo 13 del Regolamento Europeo sulla protezione dei dati, N. 679/2016 (“GDPR”) Privacy Policy Sito
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Training in Aula

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TESTING

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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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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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The 6 areas we focus on

Certification. Value that generates value. Certification guarantees product safety, qualifies product performance, services and processes, ensures compliance with mandatory and voluntary requirements defined by international and national standards or defined by the customer. The certificate certifies possession of specific skills, ensures that the company models applied are suitable to guarantee management that safeguards the environment, safety of operators, energy management, information safety and operation continuity. Certification is a marketing tool that differentiates the product, increases the brand’s value, helps introduce the product into new market areas and large distributions, and attracts new customers who are more sensitive to specific issues. ICIM has focused its attention on 6 areas: management systems; safety and security; products, traceability, chain; energy efficiency; professional skills; sustainability. In these 6 areas, ICIM proposes certification and assessment services that meet the needs of companies that aim at sustainable business. 6 areas we focus on. [click on the pictures following the sequence] 1   2   3   4   5   6
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ICIM certification. International passport

At international level ICIM has joined through CISQ the IQNET (International Certification Network) circuit, the world's largest network of certification bodies working in the field of certification of management systems for quality, the environment, safety and social responsibility. Founded in 1990, IQNET currently consists of 40 certification bodies operating in more than 150 countries with over 350,000 certificates issued worldwide. The independent CISQ federation, which ICIM has joined, is the only Italian member of IQNet. Thanks to that, all organisations that achieve certification with ICIM obtain the IQNet certificate and the possibility to use the IQNet mark, "international certification passport". IQNET members have signed the multilateral agreement that acknowledges worldwide validity of all certificates issued locally. Mutual acknowledgement is based on compliance of fundamental principles of methodology and strictness, and on harmonised processes in certification activities between the partners that belong to the network. ADVANTAGES FOR ORGANISATIONS Access to international markets through credentials recognised worldwide such as the IQNET certificate and mark that attend the certificate issued by ICIM. Simplification of international certification processes and reduction of the relevant costs. Possibility to make use of local skills and to strengthen performance through value added certification services based on internationally harmonised processes. Easier export thanks to mutual recognition of certification processes among the network’s partners. Possibility of innovation and differentiation on markets. For further information: Claudia Calza (phone +39 02 72534251, e-mail claudia.calza@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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Industry 4.0

Innovative technologies, smart machines, augmented reality, additive manufacturing, internet of things, interconnection, monitoring productive processes through Big Data. All that is Industry 4.0, a revolution that defines a new productive model for increased productivity and quality of the manufacturing industry thanks to greater flexibility, production speed and optimisation of real-time process monitoring. The new paradigm allows companies to increase their competitiveness on the market, consolidating their role along the entire value chain: from design, to production through to supply of the goods, up to logistics and distribution systems. The Italian Government has launched an ambitious Industry 4.0 Plan in 2017, with the aim of boosting this transformation, involving the entire production fabric, often consisting of SMEs. Resources, investments and skills are required, to maintain and improve the primacy that Italian manufacturing is able to boast internationally. Thanks to the skills acquired in more than 25 years of activity at the service of companies in certification of systems and products and in inspection and training, ICIM is ready to support companies in the great challenge of the Fourth Industrial Revolution currently underway in Italy and abroad. ICIM supports companies with a wide range of services devoted to Industry 4.0, starting from certification of requirements to access to tax benefits of extra depreciation – mandatory for investment exceeding  €500,000 per individual asset and optional for lower amounts – important to provide assurance of correct application and avoid the risk of litigation. Furthermore, assessment and certification services concerning IT security, business continuity, asset management or security of innovative man-machine interfaces. In other words, all services that have the aim of reducing the business risk and promote process improvements. In addition to assessment services, ICIM provides a differentiated training offering to meet the new Industry 4.0 dynamics, from acquiring knowledge concerning safety and reduction of business risk, to understanding what are the new roles, skills and knowledge required from Human Resources to tackle change. Industry 4.0 is innovation and innovation has always been a ‘must’ for ICIM. For more information: industry4.0@icim.it  
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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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Calendario corsi

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Thermal renewable

Attention to environmental sustainability, diversification of sources of energy supply, incentive mechanisms and opportunities for savings are the elements that contribute to increase every day the number of plants generating heat and energy supplied from renewable energy sources. Photovoltaic, wind, solar thermal, biomass, geothermal and hydrogen are now common terms, and it is increasingly common to find these plants both at home and in industrial and agricultural enterprises. Their growth and spread is also the result of significant technological innovation that has developed in recent years and that has not yet allowed us to consolidate uniform quality standards and recognized by the market, or to define specific skills and qualifications for designers and installers. The quality of a system affects the safety of users and of those who are called to work (service technicians), but also has heavy economic implications given that the return on investment depends on a specific energy efficiency established in the terms of specifications. A poor design, the choice of components unsuitable or poor quality characteristics, installation is not well performed by staff with adequate training, testing procedures not defined properly or the failure definition of minimum standards of maintenance the plant can cause significant loss of efficiency, sometimes not immediately identifiable. In order to ensure their quality performance and safety of plants powered by renewable energy sources, ICIM proposed systems of assessment and verification through an approach that takes into account all the parameters that identify the quality, safety and energy efficiency, and allows to examine all stages of installation of the system - from design to choice of components - and to assess the suitability according to the specifications defined by the client. Leading certification body for certification of photovoltaic modules, solar thermal collectors, valves and components for solar thermal systems, ICIM is considered a benchmark for companies that produce and install equipment and wish to qualify their product with the certification. In addition to services for the supply chain, ICIM certifies installation firms according to a certification service that identifies the essential parameters that the installation company should provide to their customers, and verifies its adequacy. ICIM was the first Italian body and is one of 9 European authorized by ESTIF to issue certification Solar Keymark for solar collectors and solar systems. The Solar Keymark is the European brand developed by CEN (European Committee for Standardization), which effectively imposes itself as a "European passport quality" for collectors and solar systems for water heating. The ICIM certification also addresses the reality that produces special components for complete systems - insulated pipes, valves of various types, pumps, control systems, tanks - and wishing to demonstrate the quality, safety and functionality of its products in the application to the field solar thermal.   For further reading: Certification of solar thermal power collectors and systems Certification of insulated pipes, valves of various types, pumps, control systems, tanks for solar thermal systems ‘Solar Keymark’ certificate and mark
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Energy efficiency

The current economic context creates the need to meet ever increasing energy requests, while accounting for the need to reduce global warming and pollution emission into the atmosphere. Rational use of energy, decreasing waste, new technologies to decrease consumption of traditional sources and use of renewable sources are the themes on which the legislators, the market and the consumers are focused on, and that, thanks to a high level of innovation, can represent a new opportunity for interesting developments in terms of profit and employment. In a market which is more and more sensitive to the theme of competition, energy efficiency, intended as reduction of consumption with equal performance, is increasingly more often becoming a factor of success for companies. Energy efficiency allows for financial saving, it can contribute to improving living comfort, reduces emissions in the atmosphere, and also allows for compliance with binding dispositions introduced to reduce the environmental impact of certain emission sources. Companies who adopt an in-house energy management system, or offer energy services to improve the energy efficiency of their own customers, can add value to their commitment by certifying their management system. The certification of companies managing energy services (ESCo) is by now a selection parameter for suppliers in both the private and public sector; also, this certification allows companies to meet requirements to access incentives provided for energy efficiency. ICIM today has become the main Italian reference and one of the most important international experts in the field of certification services for the energy efficiency market, of rational use of traditional sources and renewable energy. With abilities extended to all nodes of the production chain, other than product certifications, ICIM adds production lot inspection and evaluation activities, due diligence on systems, component checks, production site qualifications: a complete monitoring system, from design to installation. ICIM can supply companies with its certification services to meet national, European and international technical standards, and with regulation documents developed in-house to allow for the most wide-ranging approach flexibility, and the possibility to meet every need. ICIM operates worldwide by means of highly qualified technicians and accredited laboratories, allowing it to meet market requests as effectively as possible.
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Biofuels: new operating instructions by Mise

Good news for foreign economic operators who want to obtain Italian double counting for UCO. In Italy, each biodiesel batch must come from a production chain that is certified under Italian National Certification System, in order to be eligible for Double Counting. Referring to used cooking oils, up until today, Italian National Scheme required that, for UCO collected outside Italy, each and every element of Biofuel supply chain must be certified, including Points of Origin (i.e. bars and restaurants). With a newsletter released on August the 3rd, Ministry for Economic Development has totally modified this scenario, establishing that UCO collected in a foreign Country can now be eligible to double counting if companies prove that: at least collecting point is certified (not the points of origin!); collecting point has the complete suppliers’ list; along with self declarations, collecting point provides consistent data about UCO’s traceability; those documents and information are kept at the company’s premises, for further verifications. ICIM is accredited by ACCREDIA with its ICIM RED IT proprietary scheme for issuing biofuel and bioliquid certification in compliance with the National Certification System established by Italian Decree dated 23 January 2012 of Italian Environment Ministry in cooperation with the Ministry of Economic Development and the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies. This Decree establishes that manufacturers of biodiesel and bioliquids used for transport and production of electricity and thermal energy must obtain the certification that proves their compliance with production process sustainability and traceability and mass balance criteria, in order to allow verifying the proper composition and actual CO2 reduction. The certification is mandatory to access the incentive system and must be issued by a third party Body qualified by Accredia, single Italian accreditation body. As of today, ICIM is the only Italian Body entitled to issue this certification. The ICIM RED scheme was developed by an ICIM work group based on the principles of EU Directive 28/2009 and has already been officially submitted in Brussels and is pending European Commission approval. While awaiting for EU recognition, ICIM has recently entered into an agreement with ISCC - International Sustainability & Carbon Certification, one of the first EU qualified schemes and has become a Cooperating Certification Body for the ISCC scheme regarding bioliquids and biofuel. This allows it to certify compliance with the requirements for both the Italian and the European market, a necessary condition for exporting outside national borders.
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Professional Certification

Knowing that the quality of a project, a system or a product is directly proportional to the skills of the people that have contributed to its creation, makes it so that in all technical contexts, and especially in the new green economy, energy efficiency and renewable energy sectors, the road paved by European legislations and by the market is increasingly oriented to favouring skill certification. Companies are aware that people are a means to the market, the perceived quality of a product and a service can depend on their skills and professional abilities, while a lack of training and appropriate qualifications can become a risk factor for company success. Therefore, human resources and their skills are one of the main company assets in the current context, constantly mutating towards an economy which is increasingly based on knowledge and on service content due to transformations linked to new technologies, delocalisation and dematerialisation. 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. 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. In the binding context, ICIM is an accredited organisation, recognised by the Ministry of the Environment for issuing certifications of professional roles operating in the installation and maintenance sectors of fixed equipment for refrigeration, air conditioning, heat pump and fire prevention systems containing fluorinated greenhouse gases, recovery of fluorinated gases from high voltage converters, use of solvents containing fluorinated gases. In the voluntary field, ICIM works in the context of production chains already supplied with other services, along with entrepreneurial sector associations. The latest developed models especially regard the following: maintenance operators of fire hydrant networks, maintenance operators of fire extinguishers, maintenance operators of fire stop doors, welders and brazers, experts in energy management (EGE). In its development strategy, ICIM is always attentive towards verifying market requests to identify new professional roles needing the recognition of certification, to give value to their professional abilities in the European market. With its own experts, ICIM also follows the development of UNI standards regarding the main technical roles in the installation sectors.
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Services

Urbanisation and social evolution have led to the development of ever increasing SERVICES to satisfy the growing needs of society. SERVICES make life simpler, reduce costs and times, widen the possibilities for relations, make technical and social benefits possible and, overall, allow us to better organise our time and our lives. THE SERVICE PRODUCTION CHAINS The value chain operating in SERVICES is long and complex, and can have different facets based on the service rendered. A SERVICE implies the presence of capable and trained professionals, able to interpret needs and transform requests into actions benefiting single individuals and the whole of society. THE AGENTS OF THE PRODUCTION CHAINS The countless professionals making up the SERVICE production chains are not always able to highlight their own experiences and abilities, and those needing their services often have trouble evaluating their skills. Professionals and service companies have only recently begun to be standardised, so there are still only a few categories that can use standards on which to base an improvement process, also allowing certifiers to evaluate the "quality" of the service rendered. ICIM'S PROPOSAL FOR AGENTS OF THE PRODUCTION CHAINS ICIM has already been proposing certification models for some time in order to allow all agents operating in the SERVICE production chains to be able to improve and to have a reference to present to their customers. These certification models, such as the Staff Certification and the Services Certification, originate from national and international standards, as well as from standard documents developed independently by ICIM based on experiences and skills acquired, and have allowed single operators as well as companies to be more competitive in the SERVICES market.
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Oil, Gas & Engineering

As much as renewable energy is talked about, we will still need our planet's fossil resources for many years to come, in order to feed our energy needs. Fossil resources can be grouped into three large families: solids - carbon, fluids - petrol, gases - methane. THE OIL, GAS & ENGINEERING PRODUCTION CHAINS Management, transport and use of fossil resources over time has created, and still creates, problems in safety and efficiency, even for social, economic and environmental sustainability aspects, which are increasingly requested by everyone. The processes and equipment, which go from extraction, to transport, to refining, to use for energy or other uses, such as chemical products, plastic materials and fuel for transport, and products derived from the various fossil resource production chains, are widely defined and standardised by laws and regulations at all levels, for both historical and technical reasons; due to the capital importance of these sources, these laws and regulations are, in any case, periodically updated based on the technological state of the art which is continuously developing. THE AGENTS OF THE PRODUCTION CHAINS Manufacturers of components, machinery, systems, and designers and installers, require more and more safety and efficiency guarantees. To meet these requests appropriately, it is necessary to work on the homogeneity of the materials, the quality of the components and processes (valves, piping, pumps, tanks, welding, distillation towers, structures, boilers, turbines, cooling systems, control systems, etc.), the quality of the systems, their periodical checks, staff training, the improvement and the innovation of production and safety processes. The development of new efficient and clean technologies, the environmental and ethical management of processes, and the improvement of management processes are the most appropriate responses to satisfy the requests to take sustainability aspects into due account. ICIM'S PROPOSAL FOR AGENTS OF THE PRODUCTION CHAINS Evaluating market trends and requests, ICIM has developed proposals for inspection, certification and qualified vendor management services, for all agents operating in OIL, GAS & ENGINEERING production chains. This allows the manufacturers of components, machinery and systems, and the designers and installers to have wide-ranging qualifying coverage of their own products and services.
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Systems

We are not always aware of the equipment and SYSTEMS that are among us during work and family life, and in our free time, and how much they make our lives simpler and safer. THE "SYSTEMS" PRODUCTION CHAIN The SYSTEMS production chain is wide-ranging and articulate. Made up of countless different products which we use frequently and, quite often, unknowingly. Just to name a few: electrical systems, lifts, pressurised systems, lifting systems. Countless systems which must be checked, as well as maintained, to guarantee safety and to ensure that everything is working correctly and that they do not cause risks for the users. For almost a century, the state has issued laws for the safety and verification of these systems, laws that have evolved over the years to keep up with the development in technology connected to the systems themselves. In the last years, the periodical checks which first were carried out by state organisations have been delegated to private control organisations. And starting ten years ago, periodical checks of elevators and earthing systems of electrical systems, followed last year by checks of lifting systems and pressurised systems, have been delegated to control organisations qualified by the appropriate Ministries. THE AGENTS OF THE PRODUCTION CHAIN The SYSTEMS production chain is made up of a value chain which includes different agents: the system component manufacturers and the system manufacturers; the machine manufacturers; the designers, installers, and maintenance operators. ICIM'S PROPOSAL FOR AGENTS OF THE PRODUCTION CHAIN ICIM has always been attentive of safety issues, and operates as an organisation enabled by the various appropriate Ministries. It proposes its services for all production chain agents as a highly professional and specialised reference for different periodical checks for any system type or feature.
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Technologies

The development of innovative TECHNOLOGIES has always had, at its core, man's dream of experimenting to go beyond his abilities.  With the result of radically changing our way of life. THE "TECHNOLOGIES" PRODUCTION CHAIN It would not be rhetorical to say that man has challenged and overcome his limits thanks to the development of technologies connected to automobiles and aerospace. Only in the last 100 years have we witnessed a notable leap in quality in the development of new technologies. In hardware with innovative materials such as special steels (cars and aeroplanes), aluminium (wing surfaces, auto structures); magnesium (motors, gear boxes), special alloys (turbine blades, combustion engines), plastics (aeronautical and automobile multi-layer glass), carbon fibre (structures for automobiles, survival structures), nanotechnology applied to materials (paints, structures, electrical components), to electronic components (electronics on board aeroplanes and cars, wireless systems), motors (electrical, combustion, diesel, turbine, rocket), system design (electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic). In software, for the management of automatic systems, user friendly and ergonomic interface systems, position tracking systems (GPS), automatic drive systems, active security systems (auto and aerospace sector), batteries, photovoltaic, and more. The development of TECHNOLOGIES has seen the growth of technical standardisation norms which, in any case, are not always able to keep up with the rapid technical evolution. Also, the continuous updating and creation of standards makes it so that the state of the art quality level in the auto and aerospace sector is always very high. THE AGENTS OF THE PRODUCTION CHAIN The TECHNOLOGIES production chain is made up of a chain value including numerous agents: hardware and software component manufacturers, machinery manufacturers in the automotive and aerospace sectors, designers, and the whole world revolving around this context. In the future, we will also witness greater integration between automotive and aeronautical sector technologies, and you can already envision a strong drive towards the development of sustainable technologies, which will make these products cleaner and more integrated in the environment, thus widening the value chain. ICIM'S PROPOSAL FOR AGENTS OF THE PRODUCTION CHAIN Evaluating the trends and requests of the market, ICIM has developed proposals for qualified certification and policy guidance services. This allows the manufacturers of components, machinery and systems, and the designers to have wide-ranging qualifying coverage of their own products and services.
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Mechanics and machinery

Man has always built MACHINES to multiply his physical strength. And at the same time, MECHANICS have become more and more multidisciplinary compared to their origins. THE "MECHANICS AND MACHINERY" PRODUCTION CHAIN Through continuous and unavoidable technological developments and innovation, machinery and equipment from the beginning of time have been given names such as pressurised equipment, medical devices, lifting systems, etc. Even if the names are different, the basic principle of mechanics remains unchanged. In addition, innovative materials, design and production technologies have profusely widened the MECHANICS field, so much so that today it is difficult to apply a single interpretation to the term; gears, levers, shafts, bearings, carpentry, valves, piping, tanks, and others, are of current use, but with innovative applications, materials, electrical components and features. In the MECHANICS AND MACHINERY production chain, development and innovation are constant, maybe not as evidently as in some other sectors, but certainly in a tangible and progressive way, adding to products even all of those Sustainability features requested by the market. The MECHANICS AND MACHINERY production chain is also the area which, due to market and product safety reasons, has witnessed growth in both the technical standardisation norms as well as national and international laws, to facilitate free exchange and to safeguard users, allowing a product to be sold and used worldwide, easily crossing social and language barriers. THE AGENTS OF THE PRODUCTION CHAIN The MECHANICS AND MACHINERY production chain is made up of a value chain which includes countless agents, covering a wide array of products and professions: component, machinery and system manufacturers, designers and installers. ICIM'S PROPOSAL FOR AGENTS OF THE PRODUCTION CHAIN ICIM pays special attention to the needs of the market and the agents operating in this field, a field which makes up the base of its tradition, with proposals of certification services and qualified policy guidance for all levels. This allows manufacturers of components, machinery and systems, and designers and installers, to have qualified and qualifying coverage of their own products and services.
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Building

The word "BUILDING" calls to mind an actual building, and a building calls to mind a system set up for different uses, made of indoor and outdoor construction structures and of all the systems and devices which are permanently located in it. THE "BUILDING" PRODUCTION CHAIN A building can be considered a container made up of different materials, both structural (steel, cement, bricks, etc.), containing (glass, sheet metal, fixtures, doors, gates, etc), and aesthetic (shingles, friezes, tiles, etc.), which include physical resources of various types such as thermal energy, electric energy, vibrations, noise, water, air. Each of these resources has its generation or transport system made of numerous components of various nature (pipes, valves, cocks, plumbing and heating components, cables, switches, bulbs, boilers, heat pumps, lifts, stair lifts, etc.).  Without mentioning everything that is connected to a building, such as streets, gardens, aqueducts, sewage systems, remote heating systems, electrical connections, etc. Special attention must also be paid to everything that is connected to the well-being and safety of the building, to safeguard our future and meet sustainability needs which are increasingly felt by everyone. The aspect of sustainability includes safety systems for both people (safety) and things (security), lighting (LEDs, etc.), sound-proofing (sound absorbing panels, etc.), domotics (systems controlling access, climate, media, etc.), waste management (collection systems for exhaust oil, separate collection of rubbish systems, plants for waste water use, etc.) THE AGENTS OF THE PRODUCTION CHAIN The term BUILDING includes an immense world of products, plants and systems regulated by laws and standards. A world in which the value chain includes different and very numerous agents: from component manufacturers to plant manufacturers; from designers to installers; from contractors to a thousand other professionals interacting to create one of the primary goods. ICIM'S PROPOSAL FOR AGENTS OF THE PRODUCTION CHAIN ICIM is attentive to market requests and interested agents, proposing a series of certification and qualified policy guidance services (ACCREDIA accreditations, European notifications and national qualifications) which allow component and plant manufacturers, designers, installers and contractors to have both qualifying coverage of their own products and services, as well as support and aid for their work.
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Wind water earth

Until the industrial revolution, WIND, WATER and EARTH were, along with biomasses, the only energy sources drawn by humankind. THE "WIND WATER EARTH" PRODUCTION CHAIN WIND turns into energy. Wind energy is the product of the conversion of kinetic energy of the wind into electric or mechanical energy with wind machines (wind power machines, mini wind machines and offshore wind machines). A wind power machine can be used both as a single unit and in large wind farms with outputs which currently range from a few kW for a single machine to 7 MW. It is a product which, although it currently has a heavy visual impact, in the future will increasingly tend to be integrated into our landscapes, cities and houses, with an architecture that can make it imperceptible and with the advantage of having increased producibility compared to the energy from the Sun, with which it can be integrated to make a house or a geographical area more autonomous. WATER turns into energy. Water energy is the product of the conversion of kinetic energy, due to a quota leap and to the capacity of the fluid mass, into electric or mechanical energy, through hydraulic machines (hydroelectric power plant and mini hydroelectric plant). While hydroelectric machines and plants are mature products, coming from proven technological experience, mini hydroelectric plants still need a lot of development to make the machines more efficient, in order to take advantage of small leaps and minimum capacities. The EARTH has many usable energy sources. Among these, geothermal energy generated by means of geological heat sources, transforming into thermal energy by means of the physical principle of thermal exchange with a heat conducting fluid (i.e. water) which increase or decreases its temperature, or turns into vapour by means of enthalpy leaps. (enthalpy, status function expressing the quantity of free energy in a thermodynamic system). Medium and high enthalpy geothermal energy uses technologies adopted from the boiler-making sector.  Low enthalpy geothermal energy uses the subsoil as a heat reservoir thanks to the heat pumps. Low enthalpy geothermal energy has notable possibilities for development, and is very interesting if combined with photovoltaic systems and solar heat collectors, mainly for "passive" buildings, meaning those able to be completely energetically self-sufficient. THE AGENTS OF THE PRODUCTION CHAIN The Wind, Water and Earth production chain is made of a value chain including different agents: plant component manufacturers (tubes, valves, tanks, etc.); machinery manufacturers (wind machines, hydraulic machines, heat pumps, etc.); designers and installers. ICIM'S PROPOSAL FOR AGENTS OF THE PRODUCTION CHAIN Driven by market requests and interested agents, ICIM has developed and is continuing to develop a series of certification and qualified policy guidance services (ACCREDIA accreditations) which allow manufacturers of industrial system components, designers, and installers of the systems themselves to have both qualifying coverage of their own products and services, as well as support and aid for their work.
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Renewable thermal products

The term RENEWABLE PRODUCTS covers all those products and services that allow renewable energy sources to be used in the best, most practical and efficient way possible. THE "RENEWABLE THERMAL PRODUCT" PRODUCTION CHAIN It is not easy to group and define the countless products which are part of Renewable Thermal Products, but some production chains can still be exemplified, such as air conditioning and treatment systems, heating systems, systems for the energy efficiency of buildings, plumbing and heating systems, heat pump systems, combined heat and power systems, solar cooling, and many others. All these systems have two factors in common: sustainability and energy efficiency, which also happen to be closely connected. The industrial base of these products is traditional and quite consolidated in our country, and this has brought us to excel at an international level; the new challenge is to innovate and develop further, to make these systems more sustainable and efficient. National companies are proposing cutting edge novelties even in this sector. Even at a government level, the drive to improve is strong - just think of the CHP systems that received a notable incentive with the ministry decrees of August 4, 2011 and September 5, 2011, or the obligations regarding energy efficiency of buildings, or the incentives for heat pumps. THE AGENTS OF THE PRODUCTION CHAIN The renewable thermal product production chain is made up of a value chain including different agents: system component manufacturers, designers and installers, those managing the systems - with a determining role for maintaining their efficiency. ICIM'S PROPOSAL FOR AGENTS OF THE PRODUCTION CHAIN Pushed by market requests and interested agents, ICIM has developed and is continuing to develop a series of certification and qualified policy guidance services (ACCREDIA accreditations) which allow manufacturers of industrial system components, designers, and installers of the systems themselves to have both qualifying coverage of their own products and services, as well as support and aid for their work.
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Biomasses and Biofuel

Wood. A Biomass as a first lighting and heating system, used by man a million and a half years ago. THE BIOMASSES AND BIOFUEL PRODUCTION CHAINS The Earth's natural energy sources are numerous. Among these are BIOMASSES, natural energy sources from its farming soil, grazing lands and forests. The term Biomass is very wide-ranging and implies all those organic materials (vegetable or animal) that have not undergone fossilisation processes and can be used for energy production (Biocombustibles/Biofuels). There are 4 Biomass production chains which can be used for energy means:  the biomass production chain used directly as fuel, the solid biofuel production chain, the fluid biofuel production chain and the gaseous biofuel production chain. In the first case, this is mainly a biomass from forests or farming, used as is without treatment; in the other cases, the biomass is turned into solid biofuel (chips, pellets), fluid biofuel(biodiesel, bioethanol, combustible oil), gaseous bioguel (biogas, syngas), through different and varying mechanical, chemical and biological treatments. Urban waste, livestock waste, animal waste (slaughtering waste) can also be used as Biomass. The liquid and gaseous biofuel production chains are particularly relevant due to their use as biofuel for automotives or for the production of electric energy to replace petrol derivatives. The RED Directive 2009/28/EC plays an important role in Europe, because it makes the use of biofuels mandatory for automotives, with sustainability features, key factor to which Europe is particularly attentive, so much so to request its certification in certain cases. In fact, if the use of this resource has a positive impact in the greenhouse gases cycle, on the other hand it could have negative social impact in terms of reduction of accessible food farming products, and use of staff in charge of cultivation and the food industry. THE AGENTS OF THE PRODUCTION CHAINS To make the product usable as an energy source, the solid, liquid and gaseous biofuel production chains need a series of treatments, different among them, and still in the process of being innovated and developed to increase industrial yield and the quality of the finished product. The solid, liquid and gaseous biofuel production chains are structured on 3 levels: farming or livestock ring, industrial transformation ring, energy production with traditional systems of energy production or cogeneration (thermal, electrical), adapted to the special conditions of biofuel. The biofuel production chains are made up of a value chain including different agents: from owners of farm lands, to companies that are directly involved in the biofuel production cycle; from industrial plant and energy production component manufacturers (pipes, valves, tanks, trays, structures, control systems, generators, etc.); to the designers and installers of the systems themselves; to the financial partners of those purchasing biofuel and systems, to those who use the systems for energy production. ICIM'S PROPOSAL FOR AGENTS OF THE PRODUCTION CHAINS ICIM, driven also by the agents interested in European Directive 2009/28/EC, has closely followed the evolution of the use of biomasses, developing a series of certification and qualified policy guidance services, at a national (ACCREDIA accreditations) and international level (qualification by the European Commission of the ICIM RED model). ICIM is open to all agents of biofuel production chains with certification services which will guarantee both qualifying product and service coverage, as well as support and aid for their work.
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Energy from the sun

Everything is born from our SUN. It is the most important and practically unlimited renewable energy source from which all other renewable sources come. THE PRODUCTION CHAINS OF SOLAR ENERGY Photovoltaic and solar thermal systems are the most important energy production chains which obtain Energy directly from the Sun. Photovoltaic energy directly transforms the electromagnetic component of solar radiation which spills onto the earth's surface into electric energy, using the physical properties of certain semi-conducting materials, while solar thermal energy transmits the thermal component of solar radiation to a heat-carrying fluid. The industrial production chains dedicated to the production of products and systems dedicated to collecting and exploiting solar energy have undergone strong development, characterised by advanced technologies. THE AGENTS OF THE PRODUCTION CHAINS The photovoltaic production chain, with origins that are very close to the electrical sector, is made up of a value chain including different agents: manufacturers of components - mono or polycrystalline and thin film photovoltaic panels which, assembled with supporting components and electrical connection between the panels themselves, create the photovoltaic module, junction boxes, inverters, special cables, control systems, solar trackers, supporting structures; designers, contractors, installers and maintenance operators of photovoltaic systems, but also, at the root, financial partners. The solar heat production chain, with origins that are very close to the heating/plumbing and boilers sector, is made up of a value chain including different agents: manufacturers of components - manifolds and heat solar systems, insulated tubes, various types of valves, pumps, regulation systems, tanks for solar heat systems, supporting structures; designers, contractors, installers and maintenance operators of solar heat systems, but also, at the root, financial partners. ICIM'S PROPOSAL FOR AGENTS OF THE PRODUCTION CHAINS Attentive to the needs of Solar Energy production chain agents, ICIM has developed a series of certification and policy guidance services, qualified at a national (GSE, ACCREDIA accreditations) and international level (Solar Keymark qualification for solar heat and IECEE CBScheme for photovoltaic systems) which allow the companies directly involved in manufacturing the components, the designers and installers, key factors in the final efficiency of the systems, and also the financial partners of those purchasing the ststems, to have qualifying coverage of their own products and services, as well as support and aid for their work.
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CE Marking

Registers of valid certificates granted as Notified Body No. 0425 Medical Devices Register of valid certificates granted as Notified Body No. 0425 according to the Directive 93/42/CEE CPR Register of valid certificates granted as Notified Body No. 0425 according to the Regulation 305/2011
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Periodic audits of lifting systems and work equipment

With the entry into force of the Ministerial Decree of 11 April 2011 "Regulations on how to conduct periodic audits of work equipment" described in Annex VII of Legislative Decree no. 81/2008 "Consolidated Law on Safety," a new approach is defined in relation to mandatory periodic checks on pressure vessels and on lifting equipment. These checks are designed to ensure compliance with the installation modalities required by the manufacturer in the instructions for use, to assess the state of maintenance and preservation, the maintenance of the required safety conditions, specific for the work equipment, as well as the efficiency of the safety and control devices. The Ministerial Decree regulates the procedures for performing periodic audits of work equipment mentioned in Annex VII of Legislative Decree 81/08, as amended and defines the criteria for certification of private Enabled Themes for carrying out these checks. The list of qualified entities is made available to employers by INAIL, ASL / ARPA to identify the qualified entity which they can contact for the equipment inspections Dated 20.08.2013 with the publication in the Official Gazette of the Law August 9, 2013 (converted into law DL June 21, 2013 no. 69) have varied backgrounds of persons responsible for operating the execution of the said checks. The Employer must necessarily submit the work equipment to a series of checks which are divided into a first initial check and subsequent periodic checks, in order to assess the state of maintenance and preservation and compliance with the required safety conditions and the efficiency of the safety and control devices. Additional investigations are also envisaged to detect any defects, faults or malfunctions occurred during the use of work equipment, in its period of operation; such additional investigations should also determine the remaining life of the machine and/or equipment in which it can still operate in safety conditions. ICIM is an Entity Qualified to conduct periodic inspections of work equipment required by law:  of pressure vessels (GVR) and of material and people lifting systems (group SC – SP) in the Lombardy region and for inspections of material lifting systems in the Apulia Region. With the entry into force of the Ministerial Decree of 11 April 2011, Companies are required to perform an important task in terms of safety in the workplace, by empowering the Employer who must communicate the request for equipment inspection and in rapid and defined times, also identifying the entity qualified to conduct the inspections together with the request only if the first audit (such request must be submitted to INAIL territory). This ensures a more effective control action on work equipment than in the past, where the responsible entities were limited in terms of available resources compared to the current scenario, which involves Qualified Entities. Work equipment subject to mandatory periodic inspections referred to in annex VII of Legislative Decree 81/08 How Companies must act to fulfil Law requirements According to Art.70 of Legislative Decree 81/08, the Employer must provide workers with work equipment which comply with the essential safety requirements, suitable for the health and safety of workers and suitable for the work to be performed. To fulfil this requirement, the Employer must provide, for the equipment whose safety depends on the installation conditions, to carry out an initial inspection at the time of installation; this check must then be repeated every time the equipment is installed in a new site, in order to ensure its correct installation and proper operation in safety conditions. As required by mandatory legislation, for the first check, the employer must indicate at the time of audit request, subject to the holder of the control function (INAIL), the name of the qualified entity to whom the same may be drawn upon if not is capable of performing the inspection directly with their own structure, in accordance with the requirements of the Ministerial Decree. 11/04/2011. For checks after the first one, the employer may freely choose to turn to private Subjects Enabled or ASL / ARPA that will provide verification in accordance with the procedures laid down by the legislation in force. Periodic audits of work equipment. First periodic audit The first periodic audit requires the compilation of the work equipment technical identification sheet. INAIL is responsible for this audit. Periodic inspections (after the first one) Periodic auditsare performed to ensure compliance with the installation instructions required by the manufacturer in the use and maintenance manual, in order to assess the state of maintenance and preservation and compliance with the safety conditions, as well as the efficiency of the safety and control devices. Additional investigation An additional investigation is an activity designed to detect any defects, faults or malfunctions occurred during the use of work equipment, which has been in operation for at least 20 years; such additional investigations should also determine the remaining life of the equipment, in which it can operate in safety conditions. The INAIL is now the sole owner of the function identified by the Prime audits and may make use of the Subject Enabled chosen by the Employer. The time periods for periodic testing of equipment are defined in Annex VII of Legislative Decree 81/2008, which are summarized below: with reference to the date of commissioning of the work, the employer must submit an First audit INAIL for the equipment as soon as placed in service or for which it has not yet been carried out, indicating the name of the Person to whom Enabled POS may be contacted directly if unable to carry out the verification within the time allowed; First check should then be made within forty-five days from the date of the request above. For periodic audits after the first, the Employer may use, at its option, to public or private entities authorized; the deadline for the execution of these tests is 30 days from the date of request. ICIM acts as a reference Body for Companies that must meet the periodic inspection Law requirements, offering its services: First audit and subsequent Periodic audits, checking the equipment, pressure systems, material and people lifting system assemblies, in order to assess the correct operation and the persistence of the safety conditions. Periodic audits to assess the integrity of the equipment by checking the equipment and assemblies for pressure systems and for material and people lifting systems, in order to define the state of preservation of the equipment, in relation to the mechanisms subject to wear due to their use. ICIM is also an entity qualified and accredited to conduct periodic and special inspections required by Law on various types of systems, including: Periodic audit lifts Electrical grounding and protection plants against atmospheric discharges  Pressure equipment (PED) Machinery
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Periodic audit lifts

The DPR 162/99 that acknowledge the directive 95/16/CE (lifts directive), provides that the owner of the building where a lift is installed, or his legal representative, has to perform a regular maintenance of the plant, thus putting it through a periodic check every second year by specially authorized bodies. The purpose of the periodic audits is to ensure the efficiency of the plant components, thus establishing the operation safety and the regular operation of safety devices. At the end of the periodic audit, the related report is issued to the owner, as well as to the company in charge of the maintenance. ICIM, with its inspectors, is able to perform all audit activities provided by the DPR 162/99, which are: testing to put the plant into service; periodic audits; extraordinary audits as a result of periodic check report with a negative outcome; extraordinary audits in case of major accidents, to put the plant back into service; extraordinary audits in case of edits to the plant. ICIM is able to satisfy the customer needs through the offer of a qualified service and the guarantee of flexibility and speed of execution.
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Large-scale retail distribution

The recent European Directives require some categories of products marketed within the European Community to bear the CE marking and meet certain requirements as a guarantee for consumers. The complexity if this legislative apparatus sometimes makes the commitment required from manufacturers and importers onerous, both as regards finding and assessing technical documents and to ascertain actual consistency between goods received and goods purchased. ICIM supports companies in the various stages of the purchasing process, allowing them to achieve indubitable advantages such as certainty of compliance with legislative requirements and improvement of purchasing process efficiency through continuous and specialised technical and regulatory support to strengthen image and credibility and to stand out in target markets. OUR ACTIVITIES verification and assistance in the preparation of the technical file, obtaining the documentation from the supplier; verification of compliance of the products in the outlets with the applicable requirements (Marking, Instructions, etc.); tests in compliance with harmonised standards; pre-shipment/mass production audits carried out directly in the factory. For further information: Marta Loi (phone +39 02 72534254, e-mail marta.loi@icim.it)
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PPG – Guaranteed Origin Product

PPG - Guaranteed Origin Product is a proprietary ICIM certification scheme that stems from the need to identify solutions that strengthen product identity in compliance with EC regulations, identity that may be verified by any party in the distribution chain, from the company that wishes to protect its brand to the consumer who checks the originality of the purchased goods. Because nowadays, Made in Italy is exposed to the phenomenon of counterfeiting that concerns all product sectors and may cause considerable economic and image damage to businesses, distortions of competition, risks to the safety and health of consumers. In some sectors, the absence of European standards and the differences between the systems in force in Member States has caused distortions and products imported from third countries and distributed on the European market are marketed without any information or with misleading information whose traceability may be difficult to prove. THE PPG CERTIFICATION – GUARANTEED ORIGIN PRODUCT The proprietary ICIM certification scheme is applicable to all industrial sectors and has the aim of providing assurance to stakeholders on the geographical origin of the product’s components and on the compliance with quality standards during assembly. The Guaranteed Origin Product certification applies to companies producing the finished product and to companies producing the main components and is issued against checking final assembly performed in Italy or Europe. CERTIFICATION PROCEDURE The certification, which does not concern aspects to do with product safety and performance, is issued following a desk and field audit which certifies conformity of the finished product, of components and production steps to the requirements of the Scheme. The Certificate issued to the company producing components has annual duration, the Certificate issued to the company producing the finished product has three-year duration and entails annual surveillance-maintenance. The certification procedure ends with issuance of the PPG Mark  which evidences that the finished product is assembled in Italy or in a European Union country with components of Italian or European origin. QRTIFY™, an innovative ICIM proprietary system that makes it possible to actually verify the stated information, is connected to the PPG Mark. QRTIFY™ uses an identification QR Code, encrypted and unique, which contains all then information on the product it refers to assure consistency between the information and the representations. It is a customised digital footprint, unique and non-replicable, thanks to which the individual product is identified, making it possible to verify authenticity and traceability. WHY THE PPG CERTIFICATION – GUARANTEED ORIGIN PRODUCT Certification guarantees the origin of components and assembly of the finished product via a traceability system based on innovative solutions. It is an effective method to protect Italian/European production carried out in conformity to recognised quality requirements and to communicate the fact that the product is actually Italian/European and distinguish it so that end users are enabled to choose on the basis of transparency and truthful information. For further information: Federico Pasqui (phone +39 02 72534222, e-mail federico.pasqui@icim.it)
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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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Multi-channel customer contact centres

Standard UNI 11200:2010 “Relation services with the customer, with the consumer and with the citizen, made through contact centres” has transposed European standard EN 15838:2009 and has the aim of qualifying the sector by specifying the minimum requirements for contact centres, providing the best practices to meet customer expectations, assuring service quality and technical skills of operators. UNI 11200 defines the reference parameters of requirements for service provided by contact centres, useful for objective assessment of the quality level of the service provided, regardless of the organisational model or of the technology used, and aims at promoting the development of services that are effective, high quality and cost-effective, emphasising the importance of respecting privacy, workplace safety, applicable contracts, operators’ professional level, effective monitoring of service levels. WHY CERTIFICATION OF MULTI-CHANNEL CUSTOMER CONTACT CENTRES Certification entails significant advantages, from improving quality in contacts with customers to containing costs through streamlining processes and understanding services better, to greater personnel loyalty building to quality and effectiveness of results and customer satisfaction. Additional advantages are possible through integration of UNI 11200:2010 with UNI EN ISO 9001:2015, which assures effective process control and adequately enhancing the value of the service and its components. ICIM is among the few accredited bodies at European level to issue certifications for customer, consumer and citizen relation services, provided through contact centres. For further information: Marta Loi (phone +39 02 72534254, e-mail marta.loi@icim.it) To find out about our certification services of Management Systems: ISO 9001: 2015 - Quality ISO 14001:2015 - Environment BS OHSAS 18001 - Occupational Health and Safety
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AS/EN 9100 – Aerospace

Standard AS/EN 9100 is based on standard ISO 9001 – Quality Management Systems - and adds specific requirements of Authorities and aerospace and defence industry Manufacturers. Particular attention is paid to the configuration management and industry methodologies and to additional specific requirements regarding quality, reliability and safety in flight. Standard AS/EN9100 is applicable to Organisations that produce parts and components intended for the aerospace sector, operating in aerospace maintenance and which market parts for the aviation industry. THE CERTIFICATION PROCEDURE The IAQG - International Aerospace Quality Group- founded by the Aerospace Industry in 1998 as the outcome of a shared programme for worldwide cooperation with the aim of achieving significant improvements in quality and cost cuts in the supply chain for all industry products and services, has developed specific requirements of quality systems that must be implemented and maintained throughout the supply chain in design, manufacturing and maintenance activities of the products used in aviation and in aerospace applications. The ICOP certification scheme includes, in addition to accreditation agencies, bodies and companies to be certified, also the aviation industry (OEM) which performs audits and inspections within the scheme, assuring compliance with the rules. The requirements defined above, especially restrictive to assure the required level of safety and reliability, have been published as series AS/EN/JISQ 9100 in USA, Europe and Asia, and have become the certification standard recognised worldwide for the Aerospace industry. WHY CERTIFICATION ACCORDING TO STANDARD AS/EN 9100 Only the Quality Management Systems whose certification is issued in accordance with the requirements of the Aerospace Certification Scheme by an Accredited Body using certified aerospace auditors of the aviation supply chain are recognised and accepted. The Organisations certified according to standard AS/EN 9100 are inserted in a worldwide database to ensure the updated certification status is available. The activity to audit and issue certification is conducted by a Certification Body with accreditation recognised by the Accreditation Body (NAB), ACCREDIA in Italy. THE NEW 9100 The new 9100 includes as new requirements: management of the operational risk, product safety, special requirements, critical parts, configuration management, delivery performance, counterfeit parts, additional requirements for production and suppliers. ICIM is a Body accredited by ACCREDIA for standard AS/EN9100. For further information: Edoardo Dossena (phone +39 02 72534259, e-mail edoardo.dossena@icim.it)
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3D Check

3D CHECK is an innovative service developed by ICIM and ANIMA, Federation of the Associations of Sundry Metalworking Industry and Similar. 3D CHECK is an investigation tool that provides the management of any organisation with full visibility and knowledge of their organisation's position in terms of the voluntary and binding regulatory requirements applicable to their products, and of applicable environmental and workplace health and safety issues. The aim of 3D CHECK is to offer a snapshot of everyday operations to understand the level of “knowledge”, “compliance” and “valorisation” of statutory fulfilments – national laws, European directives etc. concerning the company and its products – as well as voluntary ones, within the technical-operative procedures and rules of conduct in place also in order to generate an improvement process that is able to meet ever better the expectations of one’s customers and of the whole national and international market in general. 3D CHECK investigates 3 main areas: The PRODUCT area, to monitor possible deviations from standards, or applicable documents, which undermine compliance with binding requirements or special customer requests. The ENVIRONMENT area, to monitor possible deviations from legal obligations and environmental issues relative to production processes. The HEALTH and SAFETY area, to monitor possible hazard situations generated by shortcomings in terms of health and safety in the workplace. THE ADVANTAGES OF ‘3D CHECK’ FOR ORGANISATIONS Highlight any deviations of one’s products and/or operative procedures and rules of conduct on applicable statutory requirements, either national or international. Prevent any critical issues, litigation with stakeholders, claims and sanctions to make performance effective on matters of environment, workplace health and safety, adequacy of the product to its reference markets and/or possible applications. Highlighting areas for improvement, real and potential, to allow for healthy, competitive, winning growth. Increase the level of critical analysis to implement effective dynamics of “management and control”. Increase one’s level of competitiveness by way e.g. of cutting costs, decreasing the risk of incurring sanctions, enhancing the value of one’s brand and market placement with respect to competitors. For further information: Edoardo Dossena (phone +39 02 72534259, e-mail edoardo.dossena@icim.it)
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ISO TS 16949 and IATF 16949 – Automotive

The ISO TS standard 16949 has been developed by the ISO committee and by IATF (International Automotive Task Force) to standardise and improve the quality of all ancillary automotive products and services globally. The commitment of leading industry manufacturers towards the definition of specific management standards, integrable with those of the ISO 9000 family, has led to the creation of a single reference model, internationally acknowledged by all car makers, defining the general system-specific requirements for companies that design and/or produce a product intended for the automotive industry. The ISO/TS 16949 standard is applicable to companies that produce cars, trucks (light, medium and heavy), buses and motorbikes – excluding industrial and agricultural vehicles, earth moving machines and everything that is defined as ‘off highway’– as well as facilities manufacturing production and/or replacement parts required by the customer. To implement a single Quality Management System, standard ISO TS 16949 promotes the use of operative instruments for design and development, production, installation and support of products related to the automotive sector, control and monitoring of production processes with specific instruments (APQP, FMEA, Statistic Process Control, Analysis of Measuring Instruments, Product approval process) and via interaction with the client’s specific requirements. SYSTEM CERTIFICATION FOR QUALITY MANAGEMENT ACCORDING TO STANDARD ISO/TS 16949 ISO/TS 16949 Certification is required by the main US and European manufacturers of motor vehicles from their suppliers of products intended to be installed on vehicles and makes it possible to have a single reference internationally, to do away with multiple certifications and to reduce second party audits by OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers). For OEMs, the ISO/TS 16949 certification is an important selection requirement, so much so that they are able to verify update status through restricted access to a worldwide data base, in which ISO/TS 16949 certified automotive companies are inserted. In Italy, the Accreditation Body is ANFIA (National Association of Automotive Industry Ancillary Companies) as Oversight Office of IATF for activities falling within the ISO/TS 16949 scheme. THE NEW IATF 16949 STANDARD The new IATF 16949:2016 standard replaces ISO/TS 16949, which will remain in force until 14/9/2018, including requirements of ISO 9001:2015 and increasing automotive requirements, including: requirements for safety of components and processes; increased traceability requirements to adhere to the latest regulatory amendments; requirements for products that include software; management of the management process of returns from the field including routing to NTF (No Trouble Found) and use of the automotive industry guidelines; clarifications in the management of sub-suppliers and requirements to develop the same; insertion of Responsibility requirements of the organisations’ management (Corporate Responsibility). ICIM offers certification services for standard ISO/TS 16949 and for IATF 16949 in its position as member of CISQ Automotive, Body Recognised by IATF. For further information: Federico Pasqui (phone +39 02 725341, e-mail federico.pasqui@icim.it) To find out about our related services: ISO 9001 - Quality AS/EN 9100 - Aerospace  
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ISO 20121 – Event Sustainability

Standard ISO 20121 is a guideline that defines the requirements for development and implementation of a management system for event sustainability indicating a scheme within which organisers and their suppliers are able to organise a sustainable event and liaise with the concerned parties within a concept of sustainability seen as a method by which a company conducts its activities to achieve financial returns in compliance with principles of ethics, social responsibility and environment protection. Through the integration of the typical model of management systems with the life cycle of events, standard ISO 20121 aims to define the stages to plan and carry out an event – from the definition of a policy for sustainable development to the identification of stakeholders and the context the event is set in, from the definition of the necessary resources to the identification of key performance indicators (KPI), from operational control to definition of the methods to monitor the event to identify and assess performance and consequent actions for improvement. WHY ISO 20121 CERTIFICATION Achieving certification according to ISO 20121 allows to demonstrate that all financial, economic, social and environmental aspects have been taken into account when organising a certain event. When organising an event, companies will be able to concretely demonstrate its commitment to the environment by reducing energy consumption or using eco-friendly materials, and towards social principles through fair trade purchases or attention to the needs of people suffering from a disability or allergies and food intolerances. A certified sustainable event is best practice of corporate social responsibility, conveys the principles of sustainability to target audiences and helps to strengthen the competitive position of the company that promotes it. It is possible to integrate the management system for event sustainability according to ISO 20121 with other management systems ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001. For further information: Federico Pasqui (phone +39 02 725341, e-mail federico.pasqui@icim.it) To find out about our certification services of Management Systems: ISO 9001 - Quality ISO 14001 - Environment OHSAS 18001 - Occupational Health and Safety ISO 50001 - Energy
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Welders and welding procedures

Welding is a special process due to the many variables that may affect the reliability of the joint hence its ability to withstand strain and maintain its features over time. To construct items by welding, companies are subject to the application of codes and requirements indicated by the standards of reference for design and production. Production codes and standards UNI EN 1090 and UNI EN ISO 3834 require both welding processes and welders to undergo qualification and be certified.   CERTIFICATION OF WELDING PROCESSES AND OPERATORS Certification proves reliability of the joint in connection to the reliability of welding processes and the skill and authorisation to operate of professional welders, either manual or automatic and proves that the end product “as welded” is able to properly perform the task it has been designed for. ICIM is an ACCREDIA accredited Body for certification of welding processes, of Welders and Welding Operators pursuant to EN and ASME/AWS Standards. For further information: Marco Croci (phone +39 02 72534257, e-mail marco.croci@icim.it) To find out about other related certification services: ISO 3834 - Welding
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UNI/EN 14065 – Biocontamination control

Standard UNI EN 14065 indicates a management system that is able to offer a microbiological quality level based on the intended use of the textile and is based on Risk Analysis and Biocontamination Control – RABC. The RABC system applies to textiles treated in industrial laundries and used in specific sectors and excludes aspects related to worker safety and sterility of the finished product. The RABC system covers the entire process, from collection of dirty items to delivery of ready-to-use products, which must have guaranteed microbiological quality throughout the process up to delivery of garments. For specific public and industrial sectors such as hospitals, health, foodstuff, fine food, hotels and pharmaceuticals, attention to the microbiological quality of products is important and functional as it is a distinctive feature of the quality of service offered to the customer. WHY THE RABC SYSTEM CERTIFICATION Certification provides objective elements on the biocontamination control system, and allows one to stand out from the competition, to bid for public tenders with more significant credentials. Standard ISO EN 14065:2016 has been available as of 30 June 2016, updating and upgrading the application requirements of the Management System set forth by the 2004 edition of the standard. As was the case with the previous edition of the standard, the approach of this new revision continues being consistent with ISO 9001 as similar specific requirements are set forth. The organisations already possessing ISO 9001 certification may request integrated audits with the two certification schemes achieving technical as well as economic synergies. ACCREDIA does not provide for a specific accreditation scheme for standard UNI EN 14065, but the certification is issued by Bodies that must prove they have experience in the sector. ICIM, leader in the laundry sector, has accrued significant experience in companies of varying sizes, using auditors of high professional standing and experts in biological checks. For further information: Vanda Spina (phone +39 02 72534204, e-mail vanda.spina@icim.it)
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ISO 14001 – Environment

The ISO 14001 standard represents the state of the art in the universally recognised organisation model for company environmental management and applied by organisations active in the private and public sector. Certification in compliance with the ISO 14001 standard provides evidence to the market that the organisation has correctly implemented an environmental management system according to regulatory requirements. THE ISO 14001 STANDARD The ISO 14001 enhances the credibility gained over the years and further consolidates its status of “good” standard by supporting the concept of sustainable development, a highly topical issue today, whose goal is achieving a form of balance between environment, society and economy. ISO 14001 represents a valuable tool for organisations that intend having a systemic and systematic approach to proper environmental management to: protect the environment through prevention or reduction of negative environmental impacts; mitigate the potential negative effect of environmental conditions on the organisation; improve environmental performance in fulfilling regulatory obligations; monitor the life cycle of products and services from design to disposal. The main of ISO 14001:2015 standard layout according to the new ISO approach (High Level Structure); setting the company in the context and target market it operates in, in a “multidimensional” concept of company and environmental confines; introduction of the risk assessment concept; emphasising requirements concerning leadership; Life Cycle Perspective in environmental management of products and services and, more generally, in environmental management of companies and the complex of relations with partners in one’s supply chain; greater integration with other system standards to address the needs of organisations sensitive to sustainability principles. WHY CERTIFY YOUR ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM To prove the organisation’s awareness and commitment to environment protection. To underline all the organisation personnel’s commitment to and awareness of environment protection. To evidence environmental checks and risk management. To increase competitive advantage on the market, strengthening one’s reputation as a sustainable organisation. ICIM is a body accredited by ACCREDIA for certification of Environmental Management Systems according to UNI EN ISO standard 14001. ICIM is also Accredited Body to issue the EMAS Registration. For further information: Edoardo Dossena (phone +39 02 72534259, e-mail edoardo.dossena@icim.it) To find out about our certification services of Management Systems: ISO 9001 - Quality OHSAS 18001 - Occupational Health and Safety ISO 50001 - Energy
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ISO/IEC 27001 – Information security

Standard UNI IEC ISO/IEC 27001 is the reference model for application of the Information security Management System by public and private organisations of any type and size. The ability to achieve security targets in line with the business needs of companies, each with its own outlook, is subject to information governance: the application of the management model allows the risks associated with the management of information assets to be identified and minimised. The standard, especially indicated in cases where information protection is critical, such as the financial, public and IT sectors, is an instrument to assure protection of one’s clients’ information via adequate levels of confidentiality, integrity and availability. The SOA – Statement of Applicability – by the Organisation represents the basis for performing the assessment of the adequacy of information security management level, of the degree of knowledge and application within the organisation and of the correct identification of possible risks according to the principles and guidelines provided by ISO 31000 Risk Management. Furthermore, please note that standard ISO/IEC 27001 effectively integrates with other Management Systems, such as those relating to quality, environment and health and safety also thanks to migration of standards towards a new and common structure called High Level Structure (HLS). ICIM is a certification body accredited by ACCREDIA to certify the Information Security Management System according to standard UNI IEC ISO/IEC 27001. For further information: Edoardo Dossena (phone +39 02 72534259, e-mail edoardo.dossena@icim.it)
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ISO 13485 – Medical devices

The UNI EN ISO 13485:2004 International Standard regards the medical device industry and specifies the requirements for the quality management system of organisations active in designing and manufacturing medical devices and those that design and provide related services. At European level EN ISO 13485:2003 has a status of harmonised standard for directives regulating the sector, such as directive 98/79/EC which concerns in vitro medical-diagnostic devices and new directive 2007/47/EC, issued on 5.9.2007, amending directives 90/385/EEC “active implantable medical devices”, 93/42/EEC “medical devices” and 98/8/EC “biocidal products”. Standard UNI EN ISO 13485:2004 follows the scheme of standard ISO 9001 to promote harmonisation of regulatory requirements of medical devices with quality management systems. Standard UNI EN ISO 13485:2004 concerns: manufacturers of devices subject to CE Marking (all classes of MD); suppliers of special processes associated to manufacture of devices (sterilisation, storage, transport); companies that distribute and market medical products; companies that provide services related to the devices (Installation, maintenance and repair, clinical engineering). The advantages of UNI EN ISO 13485 certification: for manufacturers of Medical Devices, EN ISO 13485:2003 certification offers the assumption of conformity of the quality system in case of assessment of the requirements to affix CE Marking conducted by Notified Body; for manufacturers of class I Medical Devices (self-certification), EN ISO 13485:2003 certification assures direct and independent assessment on activities arranged to meet the requirements of directive 47/2007 and to prepare for any market vigilance activities carried out by the Ministry of Health; for companies that distribute or market medical products and for companies that provide services related to the devices, UNI EN ISO 13485 certification makes it possible to bid for tenders published by the P.A. ICIM is accredited by ACCREDIA for UNI EN ISO 13485 certification ICIM, having passed the audit by the Commission, is the first certification body in Italy that has received from the Ministry of Health renewal and extension of the authorisation to issue CE marking for medical devices according to the new EU regulation and it is among notified bodies on the Ministry of Health’s website and in the list of notified bodies in Europe. To know the categories of products for which ICIM is a notified body, see NANDO - New Approach Notified and Designated Organisations For further information: Vanda Spina (phone +39 02 72534204, e-mail vanda.spina@icim.it) To find out about other related certification services: MDD - Medical Devices
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EMAS

EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) Registration, in compliance with EC Regulation No. 1221/2009, is a voluntary tool, recognised at European level, aimed at all public and private organisations, which aim to prove that environmental issues related to activities are in compliance with the mandatory requirements and are monitored with the aim of reducing environmental impact, prevent pollution, pursue continuous improvement of environmental performance. WHY EMAS REGISTRATION EMAS Registration emphasises the attention that the organisation pays in the environmental field with tangible and documented instruments of committal that give rise to objective, transparent and verifiable communications, to be kept constantly up-to-date. Objective documentation is produced following an assessment by a Third Party with accredited environmental auditor whereas the registration process is activated by the organisation sending the Environmental Declaration validated by the auditor to the Ecolabel-EcoAudit Committee. The positive outcome of said process allows the Ecolabel-EcoAudit Committee to register the Organisation in a specific European Register. Registration, which is issued to individual sites, increases the assurance of environmental management that is perfectly integrated in the strategy and values of the organisation and makes it possible to achieve greater competitive advantages, protecting corporate image locally as well as nationally and internationally. ICIM is an environmental auditor accredited by ACCREDIA able to conduct assessments to certify compliance of the Management System and validate the Environmental Declaration of applying Organisations, pursuant to CE Regulation No. 1221/2009 (EMAS), scheme that is also perfectly integrable with the certification according to standard UNI EN ISO 14001, which is an integral part thereof and with other company Management Systems. For further information: Saverio Sforzini (phone +39 02 72534236, e-mail saverio.sforzini@icim.it) To find out about our certification services of Management Systems: ISO 9001 - Quality OHSAS 18001 - Occupational Health and Safety ISO 50001 - Energy
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ISO 9001 – Quality

The ISO 9000 series standards define international requirements for quality management systems. The ISO 9000 standard represents the state of the art in company management organisation models, universally recognised and applied by organisations, both in the private and public sector. Certification in compliance with the ISO 9001 standard provides evidence to the market that the organisation has correctly implemented a quality management system according to regulatory requirements. In Italy, an ever higher number of organisations recognises the distinctive value of a certified Quality Management System. THE ISO 9001 STANDARD The last revision of the ISO 9001 standard offers to organisations appropriate methods for managing the ever greater complexity due to continuous changes of the sector they operate in and to the changing needs of the market and various parties concerned. The main of the ISO standard 9001:2015 standard layout according to the new ISO approach (High Level Structure); setting the company within its location and target market; emphasising requirements concerning leadership; introduction of the risk assessment concept; responsible quality, focusing on process effectiveness; “red tape” simplification of system documentation; greater integration with other system standards to address the needs of organisations sensitive to sustainability principles. WHY CERTIFY YOUR QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM To prove the organisation’s awareness and commitment to quality and Customer satisfaction. To assure to the market consistency of products and services with customer requirements as well as compliance with regulatory requirements. To monitor continuous improvement in terms of organisation, costs, results, strengthening of competitiveness. To strengthen relations among all parties concerned, Customers and Suppliers. To operate in a market where certification is considered a qualifying element to be able to take part in public tenders. ICIM is a body accredited by ACCREDIA for certification of Quality Management Systems according to UNI EN ISO standard 9001. For further information: Edoardo Dossena (phone +39 02 72534259, email edoardo.dossena@icim.it) To find out about our certification services of Management Systems: ISO 14001 - Environment OHSAS 18001 - Occupational Health and Safety ISO 50001 - Energy
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ISO 50001 – Energy

Standard ISO 50001 (Energy Management System) is an instrument that allows organisations to develop and implement policies and objectives that systematically take into account the issues to do with energy consumption as it makes it possible to start up, maintain and improve an energy management system in compliance with statutory provisions in energy matters. The Energy Management System according to standard ISO 50001 (Energy Management System) aims to help organisations define strategies to guide towards responsible energy, to set targets for energy performance in the short, medium and long term and to allocate the resources needed to achieve the objectives. All this to align with the integrated strategy on energy and climate change implemented by the European Union in 2008. WHY CERTIFY YOUR ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM An effective certified Energy Management System allows to: have privileged access to the market, improve the corporate image and the relationship with stakeholders; meet the requirements set forth by transposition of Directive 2012/27 on energy efficiency; reduce energy costs through systematic management of energy; reduce greenhouse gas emissions by optimising the environmental performance in compliance with the limits required by law; have a systematic approach to the continuous and permanent improvement of energy efficiency of organisations of all types or sizes; integrate the new model with other management systems such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001. ICIM is a body accredited by  ACCREDIA for certification of Energy Management Systems according to standard ISO 50001. For further information: Marco Croci (phone +39 02 72534257, e-mail marco.croci@icim.it) To find out about our certification services of Management Systems: ISO 9001:2015 - Quality ISO 14001:2015 - Environment BS OHSAS 18001 - Occupational Health and Safety
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Geothermal system components and installations

The geothermal system generically consists of probes located in the underground of structures (buildings). The probes, which in turn are connected to a heat pump and plumbing system, use the natural heat of the ground to extract or input energy so as to produce heating or cooling as needed. The system’s effectiveness and performance call for correctly designing the requirements. As for all air-conditioning systems, the performance actually provided must match that stated and said performance must be assured over time. The quality of individual components and of the system as a whole is therefore essential to assure savings and well-being. ICIM is able to certify both complete installations and components of small-scale geothermal systems (blocks of flats, residential units, hotels etc.) and large-scale ones (large retail and industrial surfaces) used to provide heating or air-conditioning of the interiors. For further information: Marco Croci (phone +39 02 72534257, e-mail marco.croci@icim.it)
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Mini and micro wind farm components

Small and very small (micro) wind plants have a limited visual and environmental impact, and are therefore used alone or coupled with photovoltaic panels to produce electricity in a manner that is sustainable, scalable and compatible with the environment in urban settings. The use in urban areas requires more stringent requirements with regard to turbine start-up and operation speed, the ability to exploit unstable currents – typical of the urban environment – and the sound emissions, which must not cause discomfort to residents. The certification of the components of mini and micro wind plants, such as inverters, special cables, control systems, assures the performance and efficiency parameters. ICIM, the first body in Italy, has developed in the sector of components and plants a certification scheme in accordance with the series of Standards EN IEC 61400, which ensures that the requirements and performance and efficiency parameters are met. For further information: Marco Croci (phone +39 02 72534257, e-mail marco.croci@icim.it)
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Mono, polycrystalline and thin-film photovoltaic module

Certified mono, polycrystalline and thin-film photovoltaic modules offers guarantees of quality, safety and functionality and of the actual conformity of modules and components of a photovoltaic system to European standards. The certification schemes according to standards IEC 61215 and IEC ENIEC 61646 and according to standard IEC EN 61730 on the electrical safety of photovoltaic modules are accredited by ACCREDIA and are recognised worldwide according to the agreement IEC CB Scheme of the Worldwide System for Conformity Testing and Certification of Electrotechnical Equipment and Components (IECEE). ICIM is the body designated by the IEC as National Certification Body (NCB) for Italy for conducting certification activities of the performance and safety of photovoltaic modules. Thanks to this designation, certifications issued by ICIM are recognised internationally and enable companies to export more easily and access major markets in Europe and overseas. For further information: Marco Croci (phone +39 02 72534257, e-mail marco.croci@icim.it)
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Photovoltaic systems

ICIM, the only Italian body designated by the IEC as National Certification Body (NCB) for Italy for the certification of the performance and safety of photovoltaic modules, is able to certify the quality, safety and functionality of the entire system. ICIM offers 3 solutions for the verification of photovoltaic systems: project qualification certificate; photovoltaic system efficiency / capacity certification; photovoltaic system installation certification. In addition, the tests carried out by ICIM at affiliated laboratories grant access to feed-in tariffs. For further information: Marco Croci (phone +39 02 72534257, e-mail marco.croci@icim.it)
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Solar Keymark – Solar thermal power collectors and systems

Solar Keymark is a voluntary third-party certification for solar thermal power collectors and systems, recognised Europe-wide. The mark was developed by ESTIF (European Solar Thermal Industry Federation) and by CEN (European Committee for Standardisation) with support by the main test laboratories and the European Commission. Certification of solar thermal collectors and systems according to standards UNI EN 12975 (part 1), UNI EN ISO 9806 (formerly UNI EN 12975 (part 2)) and UNI EN 12976 (part 1 and 2) guarantees actual compliance of the components of a solar thermal plant with European standards as well as their quality, safety, functionality and is a binding condition to obtain the incentives provided for installation of a thermal solar system according to the New Thermal Account. Standard UNI EN ISO 9806, which replaces UNI EN 12975 – part 2 – has introduced updates to the test procedures for assessing durability, reliability and safety for fluid heating collectors (glazed, unglazed and hybrid). All products certified after 1 January 2015 must comply with the new standard and the existing certificates concerning the previous standard may be renewed as long as the test report is no more than 10 years old. ICIM, recognised for issuance of the Solar Keymark since 2003, is now one of the 13 European Certification Bodies and caters for manufacturers and dealers who wish to place their products on the market with the Solar Keymark. ICIM provides services for certification and issuance of the Solar Keymark for products: solar collectors (glazed, unglazed, vacuum pipes, modular); solar systems; hybrid thermal-photovoltaic panels (PVT); solar concentrators. For further information: Marco Croci (phone +39 02 72534257, e-mail marco.croci@icim.it)
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Assessment of system equipment

Energy converting systems for residential and industrial uses require to be continuously monitored, with their main components being periodically inspected. The inspections cover steam generators, turbines, compressors and, more generally, all pressure equipment having to comply with the regulatory requirements of the PED Directive and must be periodically checked to assess their conditions and be subject to maintenance to ensure proper reliability. ICIM conducts activities to assess the condition of system equipment which, although not the responsibility of third party entities under applicable standards except for certain pressurised equipment, allow the company to obtain unquestionable advantages such as: guaranteed inspection by skilled personnel according to validated methods based on international standards, comprehensive documents on the inspections performed, evidence of results obtained in case of alienation of property, efficient planning of inspections to be performed. OUR ACTIVITIES Assessment of pressure equipment critical operating issues. Drafting of adequate inspection plans to prevent malfunction risks of system components. Periodic inspection and test operations established on system components and on pressure equipment. For further information: Marco Croci (phone +39 02 72534257, e-mail marco.croci@icim.it) For more information on the PED Directive, click here
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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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Electrical grounding and protection plants against atmospheric discharges

The DPR 462/01, executed on January 23rd, 2002, regulates the proceedings related to installations and protection devices against atmospheric discharges, to electrical grounding and to electrical installations placed in work places in danger of explosion. According to the decree, the employer has to perform a regular plant maintenance, which must be assessed every 5 years, except for the plants installed in building sites, rooms for medical use and environments in danger of fire which have to be assessed every two years. ICIM is allowed by the Ministry of Economic Development to perform audit activities according to the DPR 462/2001. The audit provides the examination of the plant technical documentation, the examination through sight and instrumental tests. Moreover the audit is intended to ensure the efficiency of all protection devices against indirect contacts. At the end of the periodic assessment, the body issues the relevant record to the employer, who has to keep it and show it at the request of the supervisory bodies. The respect of the DPR 462/01 and the performance of periodic audits is enhanced by the single text about the work places safety D.L.vo 81/2008, which defines heavy legal sanctions and/or fines for the employer in case of non-compliance. Through its technicians, ICIM is able to provide the assessment services throughout Italy, required by the DPR 462/01: periodic audits of electrical installations; periodic audits of protection devices against atmospheric discharges; periodic audits of plants in places in danger of explosion; extraordinary audits as a result of a periodic audit record with a negative outcome; extraordinary audits for a material edit of the plant; extraordinary audit at the employer request. ICIM is able to meet the customer needs, offering a qualified service, thus ensuring performance speed and flexibility. In doing this, ICIM minimizes the possible impact on employment.
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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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SA 8000 – Corporate Social Accountability

Standard SA 8000 (Social Accountability 8000) is a voluntary international standard, published by SAI Social Accountability International, a non governmental organisation based on the Conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO), on the Declaration of Human Rights and the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child. SA8000 defines social accountability requirements that not only the organisation concerned but the entire supply chain should adhere to with reference to requirements of an ethical, judicial and legal character, focusing on increasing transparency and competitiveness of organisations. The organisations that implement SA 8000 fully disclose their ethical conduct towards human rights and workers, assuring the safety and healthiness of the workplace, protection of workers’ rights, protection of human rights, fight exploitation of minors and undertaking to spread the so-called “social accountability” to suppliers and customers. SA8000 requires implementation of a Management System that is compatible, and integrable, with those set forth by other standards for application of Management Systems such as ISO 9001 for Quality management, ISO 14001 for the Environment, OHSAS18001 for Health and Safety in the workplace. THE NEW FEATURES OF THE 2014 EDITION AND THE TRANSITION PERIOD The 2014 edition of SA8000 has been applicable since 01 January 2016, which may coexist with SA8000:2008 until 30 June 2017, the end of the useful period to assure transition between the standard versions whereas, as of 1 April 2016 all new certifications must solely refer to SA8000:2014. With SA8000:2014, some changes have been made to the scheme’s application requirements, for instance a series of operative procedures are now required in documented form, such as “Performance indicators” able to describe the trends of minimum expected performance in terms of social accountability, or also the cancellation of some key figures such as the Management Representative or the Workers’ Representative SA 8000 replaced by the Social Performance Team (SPT). Furthermore, the certification procedure now includes the Social Finger Print which is an online tool, useful for the organisation’s self-assessment in order to identify its Management System’s strengths and weaknesses and make the necessary improvements. To issue certifications of conformity to standard SA8000, ICIM operates within the Ethical Labour Network (SAAS accredited) thanks to the convention with the Centre for Innovation and Economic Development (CISE). For further information: Edoardo Dossena (phone +39 02 72534259, e-mail edoardo.dossena@icim.it) To find out about our certification services of Management Systems: ISO 9001 - Quality ISO 14001 - Environment OHSAS 18001 - Occupational Health and Safety ISO 50001 - Energy Management Systems ISO 20121 - Event Sustainability
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ISO 3834 – Welding

The fusion welding process is widely used to manufacture simple as well as complex industrial products. The standards of the UNI EN ISO 3834 series represent a ‘assumption of conformity‘ within European Directives PED, CPD, Simple Vessels whereas their application is mandatory for civil engineering works due to the provisions of MD 14/01/2008. Application of standards UNI EN ISO 3834 entail advantages for manufacturers in the definition and maintenance of quality requirements for welding and, as guidelines for assessment/qualification of suppliers of welded products, they bring advantages in contractual situations in defining welding requirements. The standard is laid out so it can be used for fabricating, either in shop or on site, of any type of welded construction by fusion and its application may extend to a wide range of companies: manufacturers of pressure components, assemblies or piping subject to national or international regulations (PED, ASME); manufacturers of welded structures for conventional engineering applications (installations and plants) and for constructions; manufacturers operating in the railway sector and in engineering (chemical and petrochemical plants, energy production, iron and steel etc.). WHY CERTIFICATION ACCORDING TO STANDARD UNI EN ISO 3834 The company that requires certification can select 3 different levels of quality requirements, applicable both to shop and installation site production: UNI EN ISO 3834-2 Extended quality requirements; UNI EN ISO 3834-3 Standard quality requirements; UNI EN ISO 3834-4 Basic quality requirements. To select the appropriate level, the company must take into account the requirements specified by the customer’s contract or by standards and regulations applicable for products, as well as criteria such as, for instance, the various types of products and materials, the significance of safety-critical products, any manufacturing defects that might adversely affect the performance of the manufactured product. ICIM is an ACCREDIA accredited Body according to UNI IEC EN ISO/IEC 17021 and UNI IEC EN ISO/IEC 17065 for UNI EN ISO 3834 certification. For further information: Edoardo Dossena (phone +39 02 72534259, e-mail edoardo.dossena@icim.it) To find out about other related services: UNI EN 1090-1 - Steel and aluminium structures ISO 9001 - Quality Welders and welding Procedures
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OHSAS 18001 – Occupational Health and Safety

Standard BS OHSAS 18001, developed by the British Standards Institution, is the reference standard for the Occupational Health and Safety Management System internationally recognised and applicable to all organisations operating in the private and public sector. The standard was developed to support organisations in defining objectives and policies to promote workers’ protection against risks and hazards they might be exposed to in the workplace. Standard OHSAS 18001, which has aspects consistent with the standard models ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, is based on continuous improvement and compliance with regulations in force. Certification according to standard BS OHSAS 18001 offers to the market evidence that the organisation conducts management of aspects concerning workplace health and safety in compliance with applicable statutory requirements and assures said aspects are regulated and continuously monitored to reduce possible impacts on workers to pursue the objective of prevention. THE NEW FEATURES INTRODUCED BY LEGISLATIVE DECREE 81/08 Legislative Decree 81/08, and specifically the provisions of art. 30, has introduced interrelations with the organisational model set forth by Legislative Decree 231/01; in particular with reference to: integration with the safety management model and organisational model 231; compatibility between intentional crimes pursuant to Legislative Decree 81/08 and crimes assuming liability of the entity/company pursuant to Legislative Decree 231/01; reorganisation of roles, functions and responsibilities. ISO 45001:2018 THE EVOLUTION OF STANDARD OHSAS 18001 The evolution process has the aim of developing a standard of reference for the Occupational Health and Safety Management System, recognised worldwide and aligned with other management standards such as ISO 9001:2015 and 14001:2015. Publication of ISO 45001, in March 2018, marked the start of the 3-year period during which OHSAS 18001 certified Organisations will need to migrate to ISO 45001. WHY CERTIFY YOUR OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM To prove the organisation’s commitment to workers’ protection. To evidence the continuous monitoring of performance, identification of dangers, risk assessment and compliance with specific legislative requirements. To assure the market that the organisation considers the topic of its workers’ Health and Safety in the workplace as a priority. To convey to the market its reputation for being attentive to putting in place transparent and responsible conducts. ICIM is a body accredited by ACCREDIA to issue the certification of Occupational Health and Safety Management System according to standard OHSAS 18001. For further information: Edoardo Dossena (phone +39 02 72534259, e-mail edoardo.dossena@icim.it) Per conoscere i nostri servizi di certificazione dei Sistemi di Gestione: ISO 9001 - Quality ISO 14001 - Environment ISO 50001 - Energy
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GHG – Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Climate change is one of the issues most discussed by international governments and the United Nations have prepared measures to keep the phenomenon in check with the Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol that came into force on February 16, 2005 has the aim of regulating and reducing Greenhouse gas emissions in industrialised countries. On 13 October 2003 the European Commission published the EU ETS, Emission Trading Scheme, the Directive concerning the emission market, transposed in Italy first with Legislative Decree 216 of 4 April 2006 then with Legislative Decree 30 of 13 March 2013 which establishes the criteria and methods for performing ETS monitoring and assessment activities, and establishes that communications that involve allocation or revision of the allocation of free allowances, are verified by an ACCREDIA accredited auditor. ICIM, among the first Certification Bodies to obtain recognition as accredited auditor by the Competent National Authority, is accredited by ACCREDIA to perform inspection activities of EU ETS notices on emissions of greenhouse gases for the following groups of activities: combustion of fuels in installations where only standard commercial fuels are used, as defined in EU Regulation No. 601/2012, or if natural gas is used in category A or B installations; combustion of fuels in installations, without restrictions; other activities pursuant to art. 10bis of directive 2003/87/EC. For more information on the Emission Trading Scheme, visit the website of the Ministry of the Environment and the Protection of the Territory and Sea. For further information: Saverio Sforzini (phone +39 02 72534236, e-mail saverio.sforzini@icim.it) To find out about other related certification services: ISO 14001 - Environment
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Ministerial Decree on concrete

Ministerial Decree 14/01/2008 upholds the provisions of Ministerial Decree 14/09/2005 ‘Technical Regulations for constructions’ which introduces mandatory certification of the factory production control for production plants of ‘concrete produced with industrialised process’ meaning the concrete produced with systems, structures and techniques organised at the building site and/or an external site. Ministerial Decree 14/01/2008 sets forth the obligation to market structural type concrete produced under controlled process conditions, certified by an independent third party Entity, authorised by the Central Technical Service of the Higher Council for Public Works, operating consistently with standard UNI IEC EN ISO/IEC 17021:2006. ICIM, Certification Entity authorised with letter registered under No. 205 of 07/12/2007, has developed a solid experience in the construction sector, with a supply chain approach both for voluntary system and statutory aspects, supporting important engineering firms, construction companies and companies working in extraction of raw materials (aggregates) and concrete production. ICIM is also Certification Entity authorised with letter registered under No. 0425 for certification schemes of the control system of the aggregate production process (EU regulation No. 305/2011 system 2+, normative references UNI EN 12620). To Producers possessing certification according to ISO 9001:2015, ICIM offers integrated audits of certification schemes, ISO 9001:2015 and DM14/01/2008, with the advantage of obtaining interesting technical and economic synergies. For further information: Roberto Grassini (phone +39 02 72534209, e-mail roberto.grassini@icim.it) To find out about our certification services in the construction sector, click here
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ATEX – Explosive Atmosphere

The new Directive ATEX 2014/34/EU was approved on 26 February 2014 by the European Union and repealed the previous Directive 94/9/EC. The Directive harmonises the legislation of member states with regards to equipment and protection systems intended to be used in a potentially explosive atmosphere. The scope of application of Directive 2014/34/EU, as well as the preceding 94/9/EC, concerns the design and construction of equipment and protection systems intended to be used in a potentially explosive atmosphere, regulates the safety requirements of said equipment and systems and defines the criteria that guarantee their free circulation on the market. Since 20 April 2016 all equipment, protection systems, safety, monitoring and regulation devices, even if installed in safe area, and assemblies installed in a potentially explosive atmosphere must bear the CE Marking. The new Directive has no substantial changes and reiterates the manufacturer’s responsibility for the design and construction and for preparing the technical file proving compliance of the product with the essential safety requirements, indicates the end user as the person responsible for identifying the “zones” classified “with explosion hazard” and for choosing the most appropriate equipment for the areas of use as well as the procedure to assess product compliance with the Directive. The assessment by a notified body – where required – is the condition for the product’s Declaration of conformity to the Directive and affixing the CE marking. ICIM is notified body No. 0425  with authorisation issued by the Ministry for Economic Development. For further information: Edoardo Dossena (phone +39 02 72534259, e-mail edoardo.dossena@icim.it)
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Network

The network of relationships, the Network, is part of the genetic heritage and values of ICIM. Collect and meet the demands of business, anticipating trends, deal with foreign markets, to meet the expectations of customers and consumers are key elements of the strategy ICIM which are reflected in the network of relationships, agreements, partnerships. Many different multilateral agreements in the Italian, European and international level and bilateral agreements with laboratories, certification bodies and domestic and foreign partners. As a member of the CISQ, ICIM adheres to the international IQNet (The International Certification Network). IQNet is the world's largest network of certification bodies operating in the field of certification of management systems for quality, environment, safety and social responsibility. Founded in 1990, it currently has 38 certification bodies operating in more than 150 countries with more than 350,000 certificates issued worldwide. The purpose of social IQNet is synthesized in helping international affirmation of its members to be leaders in the world in terms of reputation, credibility and ability to provide certification services in every part of the globe. ICIM thanks to IQNet is able to guarantee a certification with recognizability in all countries adhering to the network. ICIM is accredited by Accreditation in Italy, is a Notified Body for the main European Directives of the product and is recognized by the body for the release of the CEN Solar Keymark, by the IECEE CB to issue the certificate for photovoltaic modules and UNI for the release of the brand UNI-ICIM. ICIM is recognized by ISCC (International Sustainability and Carbon Certification) as a Certification Body for certification of biofuels and bioliquids.
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CPR – Construction Products

EU Regulation CPR 305/2011 concerning entry and free circulation on the European market of construction products came into force in 2013 and definitively replaced CPD Directive 89/106/EEC. The Regulation concerns all products that are produced to become a permanent part of a construction, be it a building or covin engineering work, and establishes that said products must comply with the specific requirements of a construction work: mechanical resistance and stability, safety in the event of a fire, hygiene, safety in use and environment, noise protection, energy savings, as well as the new concept of ‘sustainable use of natural resources’. The Regulation better specifies the responsibilities of manufacturer, principal, importer and distributor and establishes that the manufacturer’s obligations include that of providing products’ guaranteed traceability in the event of any recall from the market if deemed not to meet the specifications set by CE Marking. Furthermore, the Regulation introduces – replacing the Declaration of Conformity set forth by CPD – the Declaration of Performance (DoP), obligatory for all products covered by a harmonised standard, for which the manufacturer takes on responsibility for the stated performance that concerns intended use, essential features regarding the intended use, performance of at least one essential feature. The Regulation establishes that only products for which the Manufacturer has drawn up the Declaration of Performance (DoP), that are CE marked and whose performance consistency has been verified and certified may be placed on the market. The construction products placed on the market under Directive CPD 89/106/EEC before 1 July 2013, unless modified, are also deemed compliant with Regulation 305/2011, therefore it is not required to issue a new certificate. In these cases, manufacturers may draw up a Declaration of Performance (DoP) on the basis of the certificate of conformity or Declaration of Conformity issued pursuant to Directive 89/106/EEC, before 1 July 2013. ICIM is a notified body No. 0425. To know the categories of products for which ICIM is a notified body, see NANDO - New Approach Notified and Designated Organisations For further information: Marta Loi (phone +39 02 72534254, e-mail marta.loi@icim.it)
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Lifts

The LIFT Directive 2014/33/EU guarantees free circulation of components, and finished installations connected to lifts. Its scope of application concerns all lifts, and their components, in permanent operation in buildings. The scope of application does not cover rope systems, rack trains, lifts for military purposes and for mine shafts, building site lifts and escalators. ICIM is a certification body notified and authorised by the Ministry of Economic Development for issuance of EU certifications pursuant to the LIFT Directive 2014/33/EU. To know the categories of products for which ICIM is a notified body, see NANDO -New Approach Notified and Designated Organisations For further information: Antonio Tomasino (phone +39 02 72534263, e-mail antonio.tomasino@icim.it)
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Machinery

Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC, come into force in December 2009, guarantees free circulation of machines and defines the safety and public health requirements machines are subject to during their design, construction and operation, before they are placed on the market. The Directive applies to machines, interchangeable equipment, safety components, lifting accessories, chains, ropes and belts, mechanical transmission devices, partly-completed machinery, i.e. those assemblies that are unable, on their own, to assure a definite application and are intended to be assembled or incorporated in other machines or other partly-completed machines or equipment intended for construction of a machine. The Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC extends the obligation of CE Marking to all new products intended for the European Market, regardless of whether they have been constructed in member countries. Furthermore, all products used and imported from other countries outside Europe and products that are modified beyond routine and extraordinary maintenance are also subject to CE Marking. The Directive assigns to the manufacturer the legal responsibility for the procedure starting from conformity assessment up to affixing CE Marking – “natural or legal person that designs and/or constructs a machine or partly-completed machine” (ref. art. 2 Legislative Decree 17/10) – or their representative – “in the absence of a manufacturer as defined above, the manufacturer is considered to be the natural or legal person who places on the market or commissions a machine or partly-completed machine”. ICIM, one of the first Italian certification bodies to have obtained notification for the Machinery Directive, is notified body No. 0425. To know the categories of products for which ICIM is a notified body, see NANDO - New Approach Notified and Designated Organisations For further information: Marta Loi (phone +39 02 72534254, e-mail marta.loi@icim.it)
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Expediting

Expediting refers to the progress monitoring activity of specifications in the purchase order wit the aim of ensuring suppliers comply with the order requirements in terms of delivery times and quantity supplied through expediting actions. The need to keep individual supplies under control to achieve the company’s quality standards and because it is contractually requested by the end user is ever more critically significant, especially in case of complex contracts where monitoring progress of projects entrusted to individual suppliers allows the customer to avoid inefficiencies and risk to incur penalties during contract management. ICIM performs monitoring activities worldwide. Thanks to an operative network of qualified inspectors ICIM acts internationally with highly competent local resources in the sector of interest: from oil&gas to petrochemical, from energy to pharmaceutical, from iron and steel to shipbuilding. ICIM operates on the basis of specifications received by the customer – purchase order, inspection & test plan, applicable technical specifications and data sheets – and according to planning agreed between customer and supplier, and sends to the Customer, at the end of each inspection, a written Expediting Report supported by photographic documentation evidencing the tests and inspections conducted and reporting any critical issues on quality and delivery times of the supply. In many cases, the Expediting activity goes hand in hand with Quality Inspection For further information: Marco Croci (phone +39 02 72534257, e-mail marco.croci@icim.it)
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MDD – Medical Devices

The laws concerning medical devices (instruments, equipment, systems, substances or other products) are harmonised. In Italy, the free circulation of medical devices used either on their own or in combination, including the computer software, and used on man for diagnosis, prevention, monitoring, therapy or alleviation of a disease, injury or handicap, the analysis, replacement or modification of the anatomy or physiological process as well as interventions on conception are regulated by: LD 46/97 “Implementation of Directive 93/42/EEC, concerning medical devices”, LD 507/92 “Implementation of Directive 90/385/EEC on active implantable medical devices” LD 332/00 “Implementation of Directive 98/79/EEC on in vitro diagnostic devices”. Medical devices must bear CE Marking to be marketed and are classified in 4 classes of growing risk according to criteria that take into account the intended use, duration of use, degree of invasiveness, methods of operation and anatomical site on which they exert their action. Only the devices associated to an extremely low risk (class I) may be CE marked in self-certification. For all others, intervention by a Notified Body is required, an entity authorised by the Ministry of Health to perform the activity to assess conformity that allows the device to be CE marked. The manufacturer, according to the risk class, may request intervention by the Notified Body choosing from different conformity assessment procedures, even combined, set forth by the Directive and described in its Annexes. The new EU regulation 920/2013 makes the selection criteria of certification bodies stricter. As a matter of fact, the audit for the issuance, renewal and extension of the notification is performed by a Joint Assessment Team that includes, together with the inspectors of the General Directorate of medical devices and of the pharmaceutical department of the Ministry, a European Commission organisation and representatives of the Ministries of Health of two member states. As of September 2016 ICIM, having passed the audit by the Commission, is the first certification body in Italy that has received from the Ministry of Health renewal and extension of the authorisation to issue CE marking for medical devices according to the new EU regulation. ICIM complies with the new regulations and it is among notified bodies on the Ministry of Health’s website and in the list of notified bodies in Europe To know the categories of products for which ICIM is a notified body, see NANDO - New Approach Notified and Designated Organisations For further information: Vanda Spina (phone +39 02 72534204, e-mail vanda.spina@icim.it) To find out about other related certification services: UNI EN ISO 13485 - Medical Devices
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PED – Pressure Equipment

European Directive 2014/68/EU PED –Pressure Equipment Directive – replacing Directive 97/23/EC has definitively come into force on 19 July 2016, specifically in Italy with transposition implemented with Legislative Decree 15 February 2016, No.26. Directive 2014/68/EU does not modify the technical structure of the previous directive, but still introduces some new features concerning classification of fluids, definition of the roles of economic operators connected to the directive (Manufacturer, authorised representative, importer and distributor) and the name of the forms concerning the conformity procedures, with some of them being upgraded. The PED Directive concerns pressurised equipment as well as assemblies that include at least one pressurised item of equipment. Its aim is to guarantee free circulation of these products in all member States of the European Union and concerns the “design, manufacturing and assessment of conformity of pressurised equipment and assemblies subject to maximum admissible pressure PS higher tan 0.5 bar”. Vessels, pipes, safety accessories and pressure accessories such as condensers, evaporators, liquid storage and receivers, filters, valves, piping, pressure switches, thermostats, pressure gauges, thermometers are subject to the provisions of the standard. However, all products which although being pressurised fall under other directives (e.g. machines, medical devices, etc.), which are used on means of transport (cars, aircraft, ships and trains) or which have particular applications (nuclear, military) or, finally, whose risk is considerably low (soccer balls, beverage cans, etc.) are excluded. Compliance with the safety requirements is evidenced by CE MARKING which guarantees that the equipment, from design and construction, through to installation and maintenance, do not undermine people’s health and safety. CE Marking, obligatory to place the pressurised equipment on the European market, is issued by a Notified Body following assessment of conformity with the requirements of the PED Directive. ICIM, PED Notified Body with number 0425 with authorisation issued by the Ministry for Economic Development following specific accreditation by ACCREDIA, performs conformity assessment activities for all Forms set forth in the PED Directive. OUR SERVICES ICIM is able to support manufacturers with a wide range of services, from analysis of the most appropriate Conformity Assessment Form, or Forms, to assessments on products and design, up to commissioning the pressurised equipment and assemblies, so they more effectively comply with the requirements set forth by the PED Directive. The range of services is complemented by: Welders and welding procedures ISO 9001:2015 - Quality, either on its own or integrated in the PED assessment procedure. For further information: Edoardo Dossena (phone +39 02 72534259, e-mail edoardo.dossena@icim.it)
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Metal products inspection

The requests specified by customers in purchase orders of metal products and the requirements of construction codes, especially for pressurised equipment, call for the products to be certified according to standard EN 10204, whose scope of application concerns pipes, sheet metal, forgings, flanges, rolled items, belts, extrusions, fittings, hardware. The aim of the certification is to meet the requirements for metal materials of Customers’ specifications, calculation codes for design and construction of pressurised equipment, to meet the resistance requirements expressed in structural calculations to construct systems on which said metal products are to be installed. Therefore the certificate of inspection of metal products according to standard EN 10204 certifies conformity to the purchase order with express indication of the outcome of the specific inspection on the product. ICIM is a certification and inspection body for performing the activities required to issue the inspection certificate according to the requirements of Standard EN 10204 – type 3.2 for metal materials and for iron and steel products. OUR ACTIVITIES Desk audit of the chemical analysis certificate for recognising the material or base metal product. Audit of production activities, from reception of the base material to obtaining the semi-finished product or finished product (production process for melting, forging, drawing or rolling) taking samples, production test samples and punching the same, the semi-finished or finished product. Monitoring in the laboratory to assess correct execution of mechanical tests after the required thermal treatments. For further information: Marco Croci (phone +39 02 72534257, e-mail marco.croci@icim.it)
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Pre Shipment Inspection

Pre Shipment Inspection refers to the activity to inspect goods prior to shipping to assess integrity and conformity of the supply in case of specific request by the customer and when the supply is under a letter of credit in case of international sale contracts. Pre Shipment Inspection may be requested by all categories of operators involved in international sale contracts: suppliers, buyers, financial intermediaries for credit guarantees (banks, insurance companies, trading companies). ICIM ensures the supply meets the customer’s requirements in terms of quantity as well as quality. ICIM assesses consistency between the order specifications and the goods’ accompanying documents to meet quantity requirements and ensures the goods have no defects that may be identified by an experienced and qualified examination to meet quality requirements. With its activity, ICIM guarantees both the customer in the certainty that the goods ordered are conforming, and the supplier in the certainty of collecting what they are owed promptly. To inspect prior to shipment components and modules for photovoltaic systems, ICIM has set up a specific procedure that also entails the option of certifying that the goods being shipped have undergone the intended laboratory tests and have passed them successfully. For further information: Marco Croci (phone +39 02 72534257, e-mail marco.croci@icim.it)
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Product

Voluntary product certification stems from companies' 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. Voluntary certification of a product may also refer to statutory requirements, as long as it provides added value with respect to statutory certification only. Within voluntary product certification, ICIM operates in different industrial sectors and boasts more than 70 certification schemes, all accredited. ICIM has developed proprietary regulatory documents that were later taken as reference to develop UNI and EN standards. FIRE SAFETY PRODUCTS Italy has one of the strictest and most advanced regulations concerning fire safety. There are many fire safety products with different purposes to protect people and goods. FLUID CONTAINMENT AND TRANSPORT ICIM has always operated in the fluid containment and transport systems and components industry. The certification schemes available for this sector allow manufacturers to provide evidence of conformity also for products not covered by directive 2014/68/EU on pressurised equipment (PED), for which there is no regulated certification. INTRUSION-PREVENTION SAFETY ICIM has developed a number of certification schemes for intrusion prevention products, becoming the Italian leader in the certification sector for these products, and one of the benchmark certification bodies in Europe. CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS The construction material industry has always been a key sector in Italy, as it is linked to the public and residential construction industry. ICIM has developed a number of certification schemes for products in this sector, which over time have taken on increasing importance as they have allowed even products not covered by Regulation 305/2011 on construction products (CPR) to provide evidence of their construction “quality”. For further information: Marta Loi (phone +39 02 72534254, e-mail marta.loi@icim.it)
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Quality Control Coordination

Quality control coordination (QCC) in managing orders within complex projects where various technical and management interfaces coexist may be required by a company. The company may in fact need to have a lean and flexible structure where the team in charge of managing individual orders is supported by external personnel based on work load needs. The support by skilled technical personnel of proven experience and able to manage and coordinate quality control activities within a project, allows a company to achieve the objectives set for that contract. ICIM provides skilled technical personnel (Quality Control Coordinator – QCC) to manage and coordinate quality control activities that include: receipt, review and sending of the documentation, planning and monitoring test, checks and inspection programs, management of ‘pre-inspection meeting’ at suppliers’ premises, qualification of new suppliers, review of quality control certificates, non conformity management and resolution, review of supply ‘final data book’ and continuous cooperation with the interfaces in charge. OUR ACTIVITIES Preparation and assessment of manufacturing and inspection plans. Qualification of welding processes and welders. Qualification of non-destructive testers (NDT). Preparation and revision of welding and non destructive testing specifications. For further information: Marco Croci (phone +39 02 72534257, e-mail marco.croci@icim.it)
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Quality Inspection

Quality Inspection refers to the inspection, check and testing activity conducted on systems and highly complex job orders and mass consumption machinery and products with the aim of assessing conformity of the purchased products in connection to the purchase order as well as the applicable contractual technical specifications. ICIM conducts Quality Inspection activities in all production supply chains in the most diverse sectors, from textile to furniture and more in general, in ‘non-food’. In performing the activity, ICIM refers to the documentation arranged by the client – purchase order, inspection & test plan, applicable technical specifications and data sheets – and supports the client in defining inspection and testing specifications and, at the end of activities, sends to the client the written material Inspection Report and Release Note including appropriate photographic documentation certifying tests and checks were conducted, as well as the outcome of any tests and measurements performed on purchased products set forth by the specifications. OUR ACTIVITIES Analysis of the order and relevant specifications that allow the client to define methods and resources required for correct development and management of the order. Supervision of checks and tests and analysis of results. Activities for defining and planning tests, either destructive or not, and acceptance testing on products. Supervision of tests for unique assessment of the results obtained and acceptability of the tested products based on the gathered objective evidence. In many cases, the Quality Inspection activity goes hand in hand with Expediting. For further information: Marco Croci (phone +39 02 72534257, e-mail marco.croci@icim.it)
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Directive RED 2009/28/EC – Biofuels and bioliquids

Directive 2009/28/EC, promoting the use of energy from renewable sources, establishes that the European Union should reach the goal of 20% renewable energy over total energy consumption within 2020, in addition to a 20% greenhouse gas decrease and 20% increase in energy efficiency. Specifically, in the transport sector, 10% of the energy used must be from renewable sources. Bio-fuels and bio-liquids are included in the renewable sources under the Directive as long as they meet  specific sustainability requirements.  Said requirements have the purpose of distinguishing the bio-fuels and bio-liquids the use of which leads to effective environmental benefits e.g. through reduction of greenhouse gases, protecting the land etc. The sustainability criteria must be complied with by all economic operators of the bio-fuel and bio-liquid production chain such as farmers, crushers, refineries, traders, producers of waste and by-products, bio-diesel production facilities. To prove compliance with the Directive’s sustainability requirements and, in cases set forth by individual member states, to be able to also access benefits, economic operators must achieve specific certification. The Directive allows economic operators to prove conformity to the sustainability requirements via the following options: applying a voluntary certification system approved by the European Community; applying a certification system set up nationally. ICIM is accredited by ACCREDIA, for certification of the sustainability of bio-fuels and bio-liquids according to the National Certification System, which was set up with Decree dated 23.01.2012 by the Ministry for the Environment and Protection of Land and Sea which aims at measuring compliance with the requirements set forth by the directive with regards to national objectives and compliance with other obligations on renewable energies. ICIM is a COOPERATING CERTIFICATION BODY, for certification according to the ISCC - International Sustainability & Carbon Certification scheme, one of the first schemes approved by the European Community and the most popular internationally. For further information: Marco Croci (tel. 02 72534257, e-mail marco.croci@icim.it)
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Vendor Management System

The assessment of suppliers able to meet requirements of quality, price, delivery times and reliability is a critical process because it affects the company’s competitiveness and may determine its success on the market. Setting up a Vendor Management system and outsourcing supplier assessment activities is an opportunity for companies that intend to have guarantees on suppliers’ professionalism. ICIM performs activities for assessing and classifying suppliers to enter them in the Qualified Vendor Register and to control them (Vendor Management System) thanks to the skills accrued in the sector of Quality, Environment and Safety system certifications in compliance with the relevant standards and thanks to the use of a group of Coordinators and Auditors of proven experience and abilities in managing company processes and in technical aspects related to the product supplied. OUR ACTIVITIES Desk audit on the Quality Management System aspects and where appropriate for safety and Environment. Desk audit of the supplier’s technical ability to produce the products and deliver the required service. Field audit for assessing the Quality, Safety and Environment System. Field audit for assessing the technical skills and assessing design, production and support processes. Activities to prepare and update the sheets of products, goods, services that represent the purchase specifications required for selecting and choosing Suppliers who must meet the requirements set out in the sheets. Furthermore, ICIM provides to the company its specific experience in managing Vendor Management services accrued thanks to the activities performed for leading companies in the Energy distribution sector and Oil & Gas business. For further information: Marco Croci (phone +39 02 72534257, e-mail marco.croci@icim.it) To find out about our certification services of Management Systems: ISO 9001: 2015 - Quality ISO 14001:2015 - Environment BS OHSAS 18001 - Occupational Health and Safety ISO 50001 - Energy
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UNI CEI 11352 – Energy service companies

Standard UNI IEC 11352, which jointly with UNI IEC EN ISO 50001 and UNI IEC 11339 complements the Energy Management regulatory framework, defines general requirements and the organisational, diagnostic, design, management, economic and financial abilities that an ESCo (Energy Service Company) must possess in order to be able to offer to its clients energy efficiency improvement services compliant with standard UNI IEC EN 15900 in order to increase the end user’s trust. Nowadays, besides energy consumption, end users require guarantees and services that are deeply changing the relationship between manufacturing, distribution and procurement. Within this framework, ESCOs are the go-to partners for companies and public administrations that set themselves targets for energy efficiency and to improve the use of energy. WHY ESCO CERTIFICATION ACCORDING TO UNI IEC 11352 In an increasingly competitive market in energy management services, certification according to UNI IEC 11352 is a tool that ensures one’s clients have the necessary organisational and technical abilities to assure actual results in terms of improving energy efficiency. Since 18 July 2016, certification according to standard UNI IEC 11352 is a mandatory requirement for ESCOs that intend to perform the following activities: take part in the white certificate mechanism filing new standard, analytical and final balance projects; perform energy diagnoses pursuant to Legislative Decree 102. The certification according to UNI IEC 11352 gives the ESCos a series of benefits on the market: improving the image with clients; provide better guarantees to the financial sector in case of applying for loans; complying, albeit in voluntary terms, with requirements approved by the competent authorities; being supported in the relationship with partners supplying energy efficiency solutions or with complementary skills for possible business integrations. In relation to one’s organisation, the certification promotes: improved ability in analysis of the technical and financial risks related to the acquisition of a contract; greater involvement of personnel; the implementation of a business model recognised as industry best practice. ICIM is a body accredited by ACCREDIA for certification of Companies that provide energy services (ESCo) according to standard UNI IEC 11352:2014. For further information: Marco Croci (phone +39 02 72534257, e-mail marco.croci@icim.it) To find out about our system certification service ISO 50001 - Energy
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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)
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ICIM

ICIM S.p.A. è un ente di certificazione indipendente nato a Milano nel 1988 come Istituto di Certificazione Italiano per la Meccanica, oggi controllato da Confindustria ANIMA (Federazione della Meccanica Varia). Tra i suoi azionisti, anche A.S.A. Azienda Servizi ANIMA, Ansaldo Energia, UNIONMECCANICA, ACIMIT, ASSISTAL, UCIMU, CTI. ICIM è leader nella certificazione di sistemi – qualità, ambiente e sicurezza – nei settori della meccanica, termoidraulica, impiantistica, automotive; nella sicurezza antieffrazione; nella certificazione delle figure professionali. È, inoltre, uno dei massimi esperti nella certificazione delle energie rinnovabili e dell’efficienza energetica e vanta competenze specifiche nella valutazione di sostenibilità (ciclo di vita dei prodotti, edifici, biocarburanti, standard per la responsabilità sociale). ICIM è anche il primo ente italiano riconosciuto Agenzia d’Ispezione Autorizzata ASME e copre a 360° le esigenze del comparto delle attrezzature in pressione grazie anche all’acquisizione (2019) di Consorzio Pascal, già organismo di certificazione secondo la direttiva PED. ICIM si distingue per dinamismo e per l’innovazione dei suoi schemi, come quello per la certificazione dei materiali e componenti a contatto con alimenti (MOCA) e lo schema (accreditato Accredia) per la certificazione di prodotti e componenti a contatto con acqua potabile (entrambi del 2017). In ambito Industria 4.0, ICIM è l’ente di certificazione di riferimento, con servizi che comprendono attestazione dei requisiti per l’accesso ai benefici fiscali dell’iperammortamento, sicurezza informatica, business continuity, asset management, sicurezza delle interfacce innovative uomo-macchina. Per offrire alle aziende informazioni e risposte su quesiti specifici ICIM gestisce, inoltre, il portale www.i4punto0.it, in collaborazione con ANIMA e UCIMU Sistemi per produrre. Con l’acquisizione del laboratorio OMECO, primario Laboratorio nazionale con più di 100 attività riconosciute da Accredia nelle prove di laboratorio e nei controlli non distruttivi, ICIM ha integrato le attività di certificazione e ispezione con le attività di prove e analisi per una completa offerta TIC (Testing, Inspection and Certification) a disposizione di tutte le imprese manifatturiere per la valutazione di conformità dei prodotti (qualità, prestazioni, sicurezza, sostenibilità, ambiente). E con l’acquisizione di Consorzio Pascal, già organismo di certificazione secondo la direttiva PED, ICIM si conferma ente di certificazione di riferimento per le imprese della meccanica. Membro della Federazione CISQ, ICIM aderisce al circuito internazionale IQNet (International Certification Network) e supporta l’internazionalizzazione delle imprese con certificazioni riconosciute in tutte le nazioni presenti nel network. Infine, ICIM propone un’offerta formativa per aziende e professionisti attraverso la “Fabbrica della Conoscenza”, con corsi anche in-house, basata sull’esperienza acquisita in oltre 30 anni di attività.