CIR S.p.A. – Compagnie Industriali Riunite (the “Company”) acts in accordance with the ethical principles of honesty, integrity and transparency and the national and international regulations and best practices applicable to its business in all jurisdictions in which it operates.

In this context, the Company promotes the adoption of tools for the reporting of offences and irregularities that have come to the attention of certain groups of natural persons – either inside or outside the Company – who have a legal relationship with the Company (“Whistleblowers”).

The whistleblowing system, compliant with the requirements of Italian Legislative Decree No. 24 of 10 March 2023 transposing EU Directive No. 2019/1937 on the protection of persons who report breaches of Union law described in this Policy, has the following features:

  • is accessible to anyone wishing to make a report;
  • guarantees the highest levels of confidentiality with regard to the information disclosed and the identities of the Whistleblower and the reported person;
  • offers Whistleblowers a choice of alternative reporting channels;
  • enables interaction between the Company and Whistleblowers.

The Company’s whistleblowing system consists of the following channels:

  • online platform accessible at the following link;
  • recorded telephone line/voice messaging system accessible by calling +39 02 87377217; and
  • face-to-face meeting by sending a request to the System Manager.

Each report goes to the Supervision body which evaluates its validity and transmits it to the relevant subjects.

For further information, please refer to our Whistleblowing Policy.

As illustrated in the “Policy for the management of reports”, and given that the Company has set up suitable internal reporting channels, compliant with the provisions of Legislative Decree 24/2023, reporting via the external channel activated by the National Anti-Corruption Authority (“ANAC”) is permitted only if the Reporter has:

(i) already made an internal report and it has not been followed up;

(ii) well-founded reasons to believe that, if an internal report were made, it would not be followed up effectively or the report itself could lead to the risk of retaliation; or

(iii) reasonable grounds to believe that the violation may constitute an imminent or obvious danger to the public interest.

In the absence of the conditions indicated above, the report is not managed by ANAC and the subject does not benefit from the protections set out in the Legislative Decree. 24/2023.The external reporting channel activated by ANAC is available at the following link: https://whistleblowing.anticorruzione.it/