+14000 employees


Rail transport




GlobalSuite® Risk Management, training and parameterization.

Update and adaptation of GlobalSuite® to the integral risk management of Grupo Renfe


Grupo RENFE is the main railway operator in Spain. It is the main company in the railway sector responsible for providing the passenger and freight transport service. With 5,000 trains running every day in Spain, more than 500 million passengers a year, more than 14,000 employees committed to their work and the most outstanding rates of punctuality, quality and satisfaction.

As for its certifications, Grupo Renfe has a series of certifications and recognitions that demonstrate its commitment to quality and efficiency in the provision of the service. Highlights an Integrated Management System, based on the international standards ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, as well as the will to comply with the values demanded by society in relation to ethics, transparency and strict observance of legality with the approval in 2018 of a “Regulatory Compliance policy and Criminal Regulatory Compliance (Compliance)” and an Organizational and Management Model for the Prevention of Criminal Offenses of Legal Persons (Compliance).

These works are framed within the scope of the Good Corporate Governance of the Renfe Group, compliance with various regulations and certification requirements, and in the search for continuous improvement.


Due to the implementation of risk management and compliance processes, and given the large size of the company and diversity of activities, it was necessary to incorporate software that would increase the effectiveness and efficiency of risk management.”

Diego Molero Alonso | Director of Internal Audit, Compliance and Business Risks

Scope of the project

The GlobalSuite® implementation project has been carried out with the Business Risk Management area of Grupo Renfe.

The objectives of the project were to update and adapt GlobalSuite® to the integral risk management in Grupo RENFE, to be aligned with the “Risk Management System” by process that has been undertaken by the organization in recent times.

The “Risk Management System” of the Renfe Group establishes the general framework of action to carry out the control and management of business risks. It seeks to achieve an environment where there is the ability to work with risks in a controlled manner, managing them in an active way and taking advantage of new opportunities.

Next, we review the most important points that were achieved:

  • Improvement in the monitoring of the actions and monitoring of the different processes of Grupo Renfe, allowing the identification, evaluation, assessment and mitigation of the different risks.
  • Centralization of information facilitating audits and systematic review.
  • Updated information on the risk situation in Grupo Renfe, with disaggregated information on the risks of the processes and action plans undertaken.
  • Preparation of differentiated reports for both risk management by process and risk management at a global level.
  • Distribution of responsibilities among those responsible for the processes, through the Surveys and the segregated accesses to the platform.

Key points of the project and solution

The GlobalSuite Solutions team helped meet the key requirements of the project:

  • Support in the parameterization and configuration to structure the appropriate methodology of Risk Analysis, Control Management and action plans.
  • Modeling of Surveys for the different responsible for the processes, in order to distribute the responsibility for updating data.
  • Training for the transfer of knowledge to the Renfe Group team, with the aim of being able to implement its Risk Management system oriented to Processes in GlobalSUITE®.
  • Specific training for all areas, through sessions with few attendees to promote closeness and ease of learning, also highlighting the validity of the model for the Renfe Group.

To meet the objectives of the project, the different training and knowledge transfer sessions adapted to the particular needs of Grupo Renfe (both remotely and in person) were carried out, in such a way that its Implementation and journey to make software deployment easier while agile, thus being able to reduce the time invested in certain actions, thanks to the facilities offered by GlobalSuite®.

Finally, as a culmination of the project, Grupo Renfe activated the mechanisms for those responsible for Processes to update the information directly about GlobalSuite® through the Surveys, relying on the tool for the daily management of their activities with a satisfactory result.