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Company Response

11 Jun 2021

Author:
RINA

RINA response

Friday 11 June, 2021

We make reference to your messages and to the letter received by the Claimant of the OECD procedure dated March 3rd, 2021.

Pursuant with the recommendation of the Italian OECD NCP final statement, published on December 8th, 2020, we would like to reassure you on our commitment to proactively act in order to implement as far as possible the proposed measures.

In particular as far as the recommendations under letter B are concerned, we confirm that we are proceeding – according to what we proposed during the OECD procedure – with the necessary authorizations and will arrange scholarships for children attending Pakistani schools as soon as possible.

Coming to the letter C, as already pointed out during the procedure, although RINA feels deep sympathy for the victims of the tragedy, RINA rejects any liability for the accident and for this reason does not deem it appropriate to apologize to the victims and their families ...

Part of the following timelines

NGO coalition files OECD complaint with Italian NCP against auditor RINA for allegedly failing to detect safety & labour abuses at Ali Enterprises factory in Pakistan; incl. co response

Clean Clothes Campaign's open letter to RINA, alleging co. non-response to their requests for an update on Italian NCP recommendations