Acea has developed and implemented over time specific compliance controls designed to thwart risks pertaining to unlawful behaviours during the performance of business activities, particularly as regards those more exposed to the risk of corruption.
The Acea Group:
The Group has defined an “anti-corruption framework” comprising four pillars:
In March 2023 Acea’s Board of Directors adopted the Anti-Corruption Guidelines, an essential part of the framework’s first pillar, “Values and regulatory system”. The Guidelines standardise and integrate all the compliance controls contained in the Internal regulatory system (Code of Ethics, Model 231, related procedures etc…), with a view to defining a comprehensive system of rules and principles intended to prevent and combat risks associated with unlawful practices.
Il The document enables the regulation of roles and responsibilities pertaining to the parties involved and the behavioural principles to be observed in sensitive areas.
To regulate the roles and responsibilities of the parties concerned, the anti-corruption monitoring activities and, more specifically:
The voluntary implementation of a Corruption Prevention Management System (CPMS), according to the requirements set forth by standard UNI ISO 37001:2016, forms part of a virtuous circle for combating and preventing corruption phenomena.
The system’s “manifesto” is the Anti-Corruption Policy, approved by the Board of Directors in March 2023, which sets out the general principles and engagements pertaining to Acea S.p.A.
This document is intended not only for Acea personnel, but also suppliers, partners and everyone acting in the name and on behalf of Acea or with whom Acea comes into contact in the course of its business. It specifically represents the commitment vis-à-vis the principles and requirements laid down by standard ISO 37001:2016.
Acea’s Anti-Corruption Manager (ACM) oversees compliance for corruption prevention purposes and has the responsibilities defined in the Anti-Corruption Guidelines.
In particular, the ACM:
A similar function has been created at the Group companies.
Internal and external stakeholders play a leading role in the creation of a shared culture. Acea regularly arranges training and communications programmes destined for its own personnel and third parties to enhance the dissemination of Group values and rules aimed at preventing and combating corruption.
Code of Ethics
We undertake to pursue the highest ethical levels in our activities and in our dealings with all stakeholders.
Organisational Model 231
This is the model used to prevent criminal and administrative offences in the business environment.
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