With the drafting and adoption of the Code of Ethics and Conduct, Codess Sociale aims to outline in a clear form the model of organisational responsibility that the Cooperative pursues in the performance of its activities, in internal relations and in relations with the various “stakeholders”.
This is in order to direct its own action and that of its collaborators according to a perspective of ethics and prevention of illegal and irresponsible conduct.
This document, approved by the Board of Directors, ratified by the Shareholders’ Meeting and formally adopted by the Cooperative, sets out the ethical principles that must guide the actions of the Shareholders, Senior Managers and Operators; it also establishes the indications and behavioural commitments expected from the entire organisation, from those who work there and from those who collaborate with it at a general level and in the various areas of intervention.
These principles, indications and commitments of conduct are undertaken to supplement the ethical constraints of the various professionals operating in and for Codess Sociale, the current regulatory provisions and contractual agreements established. Choosing to adopt a Code of Ethics and Conduct means putting clear rules, procedures and values at the centre of our actions, in which all Recipients can identify with each other, but it also means starting a process in which all the players are in continuous dialogue, in which everyone feels truly responsible towards others.
The Code of Ethics does not intend to describe exhaustively every specific behaviour that should be implemented in every possible operational situation. Rather, it aims to clarify and specify a series of principles and general guidelines to which the recipients of the Code of Ethics must adhere in the performance of their work activities.
In formulating principles and rules of conduct, the Code of Ethics adopted corresponds to:
- the requests and requirements provided for by the Social Responsibility system that Codess Sociale has freely chosen to adopt in compliance with the SA8000 regulation;
- the indications concerning the administrative responsibility of legal persons contained in Legislative Decree 231/2001 and subsequent amendments and additions. On this basis, the Code of Ethics is an integral part of the Organizational and Management Model of Codess Sociale, provided for by Articles 6 and 7 of the same Legislative Decree.