The ST2 code of ethics has been developed to ensure that the principles and guidelines set by the company are clearly stated, thus defining a standard of conduct for the parties concerned.
1 Principles and Guidelines of the Code of Ethics
Compliance with laws
For ST2, respecting the law and all applicable regulations is a fundamental commitment. We therefore support all of our staff via suitable internal procedures to ensure that they are well informed and always up-to-date.We demand that our employees and collaborators do not pursue personal or corporate profit where this would mean contravening the laws and ethical principles included in this document.In particular, we are committed to preventing any behaviour that may have illegal benefits for customers or suppliers, whether public or private.
ST2 guarantees equal opportunities for all its employees, and prohibits all forms of discrimination based on race, sex, religion, sexual orientation, age, union membership, political affiliation and any other reason which may be discriminatory, both at the time of hiring and at any subsequent stage of the employment relationship.
Health & Safety
ST2 is committed to creating working conditions which protect the mental and physical health of workers and respect their moral character. The company also undertakes to ensure that activities carried out on its behalf prevent risks and safeguard the health and safety of employees and third parties.
Respect for individuals
ST2, while recognising the potential obligations imposed by the competitive market and striving to achieve the best possible financial results, always aims to give priority to the individual, their dignity, their safety, and their rights.
Respect for the community and for the environment
ST2 aims to develop its business while taking into account the needs of the community to which it belongs, as well as the environment.We are therefore committed to respecting and enforcing the regulations on environmental protection and to promptly fulfilling all our obligations.Under these circumstances, the company promotes the sensible use of resources, with a particular focus on preventing all forms of pollution.
Focus on quality
ST2 is aware that constantly improving the quality of the services that we offer to our customers is a key requirement in order to consolidate our relationship with the market and be more competitive in future.
ST2 guarantees that the information it holds relating to its employees, suppliers and customers will remain confidential, in line with all applicable legal requirements and contractual agreements.Each employee or collaborator, in their respective roles, must protect the information produced or acquired and avoid misuse or unauthorised access.
ST2 recognises the fundamental value of accurate, comprehensive and timely information regarding our objectives, activities and results. We undertake to provide this to all the relevant parties in full via the most appropriate methods.
Commitment to fair competition
ST2, when dealing with competitors, will behave in a way that ensures the principle of fair competition, refraining from any behaviour that could possibly compromise this.
2 Scope of application
This Code of Ethics is binding for our internal staff.
In addition, we request that our suppliers and external collaborators conduct their business in line with the Code of Ethics while acting on behalf of ST2.
The Code of Ethics was adopted by ST2 S.r.l. following a resolution by the Board of Directors on 06/03/2010, and covers:
- the planning and execution of company activities
- the appropriate actions to prevent and avoid the infringement of the principles laid down here by any person acting on behalf of the company
- the behaviour of employees in their dealings with external collaborators, clients, and suppliers, to ensure compliance with the law, the correct functioning of the market, and the protection of the environment and health & safety in the workplace
The company undertakes to distribute its Code of Ethics:
- internally, through staff training
- externally, by publishing it on the company’s website
- to its major customers and suppliers, by communicating it in such a way that it will be clearly seen as the inspiration behind our company’s actions
The company undertakes to amend and/or add to the Organisational Model, of which the principles and guidelines are a fundamental premise, in light of possible changes in the law and recommendations from the Supervisory Board.
6 The obligations of internal staff and collaborators
Our staff and collaborators are required to know and comply with the obligations set out here, and they undertake to act in accordance with the provisions of the principles and guidelines of the Code, and to report any violations.They are also required to respect all relevant laws and regulations, keeping all information which they are privy to as part of their duties confidential, except in situations where divulging the information:
- is required by laws and/or regulations
- is required in order to carry out their activities
- is in line with the company’s principles of transparency
The company carefully monitors the compliance and commitment of its staff and collaborators using suitable informative, preventive and monitoring tools. The company will intervene, if necessary, with corrective actions and sanctions.
For their part, our staff and collaborators:
- will refrain from intervening in conflicts of interest with the company
- will avoid personally benefiting from business opportunities of which they become aware through carrying out their duties
- will use corporate assets diligently for the exclusive benefit of the company and in line with current operating procedures
- will request the necessary authorisation to use company assets outside of the corporate setting
7 Disciplinary actions
In cases of non-compliance caused by a failure to respect the Organisational Management and Supervision Model:
- administrative anomalies
- failure to meet the requirements of the Health & Safety Prevention and Protection system
whoever observes this failure must report it to their direct supervisor, the Quality Assurance Manager and, for information, to the Supervisory and Control Body.
Depending on the situation and the gravity of the event, the Supervisory and Control Body will inform the Board of Directors, and will suggest sanctions to be imposed in accordance with the Disciplinary Regulations if appropriate.