European Commission
Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union
TOBE 2014 – 3rd BioEconomy Stakeholders' Conference

BioEconomy Stakeholders' Conference

"From sectors to system, from concept to reality"

Emma Tomaselli

Emma Tomaselli
Emma Tomaselli
Rina Services S.p.a. - Health and value chain development sector manager

Graduated in Economics at the Genoa University with a final degree of 110/110 cum laude, Emma Tomaselli has been sharing her job experience between the medical devices and food safety area, working at first with organization and management roles in the sector of the health care suppliers and specializing later her competencies in the GMP practices both in the medical and food sector.
The interest in the quality and safety management system certification came soon, with subsequent studies and experiences focused on the ISO 9000 and 46000 series, ISO 14000, ISO 22000, BRC, IFS, GLOBALGAP and other certification standards in the Food and Health Care area.
The meeting with RINA, an Italian certification body, operating at an international level, has been the logical outcome, in coherence with these interests in continuous enrichment.
Today, Emma is responsible of the RINA Value Chain Development sector and, among others, she particularly addresses her attention towards the themes of the sustainability, applied to the food area with a special care to the wild fish and aquaculture and the related food chains, where she has developed the Friend of the Sea and Marine Stewardship Council certification schemes, for the Italian marine regions and abroad.



Connecting the biomass: illustrating the bioeconomy system in action by following the flows of biomass and residues

Food and Feed



The example will be focused on the sustainable fishing, explaining a certification experience on the Tuna fish value chain.

The certification choosen is according the Friend of the Sea standard for sustainable fishing, with an Italian origin, and a worldwide diffusion, on the wild catch and traceability.

The case history takes as testimonial Nino Castiglione, an Italian Company, based in Sicily, particularly open and active on the bioeconomy themes, who has recently achieved the Friend of the Sea certification for the production of canned tuna fish and is developing a cogeneration project in its plant.

Besides, the great retailers point of view will be introduced as a witness of an entity facing with the consumers.

The example will be concluded by the Fishery Department of the Sicily Region, offering the point of view of the Public Administration and illustrating the efforts planned to give a hint to the bioeconomy development in the area.