Legislative Decree 231 of 8 June 2001 introduced the concept of corporate criminal liability for certain legal offences committed or attempted, in the company's interest or to its advantage, by directors, employees and other persons under the company's management or supervision. Corporate liability is in addition to that of the individual who has materially committed the crime.
Companies are not held liable if, before the crimes are committed, they have adopted and effectively implemented organisational, management and control models (known as "Models" for short) that are suitable for preventing such infractions.
In accordance with the decree cited above and using the Model guidelines issued by Confindustria, and with a view to ensuring the integrity and transparency of the company's affairs, Il Sole 24 ORE has adopted its own "Organisational, Management and Control Model pursuant to Legislative Decree 231/2001" (the "Model") and established a Supervisory Body.
The Model contains the Code of Conduct and a set of principles and measures designed to prevent the commission of crimes encompassed by the Decree. It also includes a disciplinary system for non-compliance, with sanctions differentiated according to the category of offender.
The Supervisory Body, made up of three members appointed by the Board of Directors, oversees the proper functioning of and compliance with the Model and is in charge of revising its content.
The Supervisory Body is made up:
- Gherardo Colombo
- Arrigo Berenghi
- Federico Maurizio D’Andrea
Any violations of the Model can be reported to the Supervisory Body by writing to:
Organismo di Vigilanza
Il Sole 24 ORE S.p.A.
Viale Sarca, 223
20126 Milan, Italy
The principles of the Organisational, Management and Control Model pursuant to Legislative Decree 231/2001 can be downloaded as a pdf file.
Last update: 08.04.2021