In order to prevent and fight illegal conducts that are not in line with its values, Sisal has introduced an independent system for receiving and managing whistleblowing reports.
Members of management and all Sisal employees are encouraged and required to report any any conduct, even omissive, which constitutes or may constitute a violation or induction to a violation of laws and regulations, as well as of the values and principles enshrined in the Sisal Code of Ethics and Behavior, from Model 231 or from company policies and procedures.
All Sisal staff is kept aware on what can be reported and which channels can be used to file reports, through periodic communications and specific training. In addition, a dedicated link for easy access to the Speak Up! Platform is available on the company Intranet.
In order to build trust and participation, Sisal provides the opportunity to report conducts related to internal fraud, incorrect treatment of employees (e.g. discrimination, bullying, harassment, retaliation), health and safety in workplace, corruption, Conflict of interest, falsification of documents, safeguarding of company assets (e.g. illegal use of company assets or information), or violation of privacy, information systems security, ecc.
To facilitate the reporting process, Sisal has set up the following communication channels available to all Sisal employees and stakeholders, in particular:
- access to the Speak Up! Platform;
- mail, addressed to: “Servizio Segnalazioni” Via Ugo Bassi, 6 -20159 Milan.
Reporting channels are always available and managed by indipendent bodies, the independent Sisal Supervisory Body, and the Whistleblowing Committee (formed by the Internal Audit Director and Compliance Officer), which are responsible for receiving and investigating any report submitted.
Whistleblower and Implicated Person Protection
The protection and confidentiality of the Whistleblower's and the Implicated Person's identity are always guaranteed on all the available reporting channels. In addition, the data are processed in compliance with the law, by adopting all the appropriate measures.
Sisal accepts anonymous reports, where allowed by the law.
If the report turns out to be, for willful misconduct or gross negligence, false and/or made for the sole purpose of damaging the reported person, or aimed at denouncing situations of an exclusively personal nature and outside the scope of the provisions of the law, the same will not be taken in consideration. In the most serious cases (e.g. fraud in falsifying the report), the conduct may be subject to disciplinary proceeding.
At Sisal, Whistleblower protection is crucial
. Whistleblowers are protected from any direct or indirect form of retaliation or discrimination for reasons directly or indirectly connected to the report. Any form of retaliation or discrimination is prohibited and sanctioned.