Have you ever heard of whistleblowing?
The term whistleblower generally refers to someone who, having become aware of potentially unlawful acts or events in their work context, decides to report the same using the confidential and independent channels set up by the company especially.
The Unipol Group has adopted an internal system for reporting violations which aims to keep the whistleblower’s identity confidential and offer them protection against any retaliation resulting from the report, in line with whistleblowing legislation issued at a European and national level (most recently Legislative Decree 24 of 15 March 2023, transposing Directive (EU) 2019/1937 into Italian law).
The reporting system is formalised in a Group Procedure which is available on this page.
In accordance with the Procedure, Unipol and the other Group Companies have established dedicated channels managed by autonomous and independent structures, through which it is possible to report conduct, acts or omissions – including any well-founded suspicions – that whistleblowers may become aware of in their work context and which they believe may constitute a violation of the rules governing the activities carried out by the Group Companies. If they prefer, whistleblowers have the option of using similar channels set up at the Parent Company.
The structures appointed for receiving and managing reports, the means for submitting the same – in writing, verbally or face-to-face – and the process for managing the reports received are defined in the Procedure, which should be referred to for further details.
In particular, all whistleblowers may use the specific IT Platform – available at this link – which guarantees the confidentiality of their identity using computerised methods.
The IT Platform, now only available for company employees via the intranet, is currently being updated to meet the new regulatory requirements. In the meantime, whistleblowers may contact the following email addresses:
- Segnalazioni.SPPrincipale@unipol.it, to send reports to the Main Appointed Structure of the Parent Company, as defined in the Procedure
- Segnalazioni.SPAlternativa@unipol.it, to send reports to the Alternative Appointed Structure of the Parent Company, as defined in the Procedure
Upon the occurrence of certain conditions provided for by legislation, it is possible to send external reports directly to the National Anti-Corruption Authority (ANAC). Information on the channels, procedures and grounds for sending external reports is illustrated in the Procedure.
* For Group subsidiary companies that have employed, in the last year, an average of subordinate workers, with permanent or temporary employment contracts, up to 249, the obligation to establish the internal reporting channel pursuant to Legislative Decree 15 March 2023 n. 24 takes effect from 17 December 2023.