Whistleblowing procedure

The new law governing whistleblowing entered into force with Law n. 179 of 30 November 2017, updates Law 231 relating to the administrative liability of legal people, companies and associations, introducing protection for individuals who voluntarily report illicit acts.  The purpose of the law is to protect those who report any illicit acts or violations of the Code of Ethics and the Model for Organization and Management they became aware of in the course of their work. Based on the law, the party who reports on the illicit acts should be protected and remain anonymous in order to avoid any possible repercussions and discrimination.  One or more channels should be established for reporting on the incidents constituting crimes or illicit acts in respect of the anonymity of the party making the report.