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The present Russian Register Guidelines on the SMS Certification in Compliance with the relevant requirements outlined in the ISM Code and of the Ships in Compliance with the ISPS Code were developed and published with the final intention of this Class Society to determine the minimum applicable requirements, that must be met by the Russian Register auditors who perform the certification of the SMS of Company and Ship, along with the security system of the vessels in question. The Flag Authorities possess the formal right to establish any additional requirements relating to the processes stated above; the implementation of these additional requirements must also be confirmed in the course of the relevant audits. These Guidelines shall primarily be used during the activities of ISM and MMS (marine management system) Auditors when performing of the Company/ship verification for their compliance with applicable requirements contained in the ISM Code as well as MMS Auditors verifying the ship's compliance with ISPS Code; the document shall also to be utilized by people designated to be responsible to duly store, maintain and periodically revise the appropriate documents, and will be helpful for an person intending to improve the knowledge of such type of certification. This RS publication may be used for supplementary info on the SMS Mark.