True to Our Values

All Steelco Group companies believe in the importance of creating a safe and transparent working environment, in which everyone feels free to report, without fear of retaliation, incorrect behavior that is contrary to the principles and values that inspire the company’s activity, as written in the Code of Ethics and in the Model of Organisation, Management and Control.

Recently, the Companies have updated these documents, which can be consulted in the “Download” area or at the bottom of this page.

Whistleblowing

Steelco Group promotes the culture of correctness and legality, committing itself to maintaining high ethical standards. For this reason it has adopted a reporting system compliant with Legislative Decree no. 24/2023.

The My Whistleblowing reporting platform allows the interlocutors – especially employees – of all the companies in the Group to make their voices heard, even anonymously. It guarantees the confidentiality of the whistleblower, the competent and timely management of reports, and the absence of any retaliatory behavior.

Please also remember that – as part of the Miele Group – reports can always be made to the Ombudsman. For more information click here.

How to Access My Whistleblowing

Please click on the links below to access the right Steelco Group company’s My Whistleblowing platform:

Each and every platform is available 24/7.

How to Use My Whistleblowing

Who can report?
Access to My Whistleblowing is guaranteed to all employees, as well as to stakeholders as identified by Legislative Decree no. 24/2023 [1].

Why use My Whistleblowing?
The Steelco Group wishes to create a working environment where everyone feels free to communicate openly with their superior or management when they suspect a violation of company procedures, of the Model of Organization, Management and Control, and/or of the Ethical Code.
In some cases, however, this may not be easy or possible.
My Whistleblowing is a tool that allows everyone to report – even anonymously – any violations through a platform external to the company and independent, which guarantees the confidentiality of the whistleblower.

What to report?
Any crime or offence as well as any serious violation of the Ethical Code or the Model of Organization, Management and Control adopted by the company, even if it is just a suspicion [2].
The report must contain precise factual elements to enable the managers of the report to effectively direct the investigations and facilitate the understanding and management of the report.

What not to report?
My Whistleblowing is not a helpdesk or a complaint tool. The platform cannot be used for reports relating to personal circumstances, except in the case of discrimination or harassment.

Is it mandatory to identify oneself to make a report?
Identifying yourself is not mandatory, in fact it is expected that reports can be made anonymously. However, identification simplifies the investigation process and facilitates the management of the report.

Will the report be handled confidentially?
Confidentiality is guaranteed through specific protocols and encryption tools for the protection of the provided personal data and information. The identity of the reporter is never revealed without his/her consent, except when required by current legislation (e.g. if requested by the Judicial Authority in the context of criminal proceedings).

Who will handle the reports?
The reports will be managed by the company’s Supervisory Body. Only reports that concern members of the Supervisory Body will be addressed and managed by the Quality Manager of Steelco Group. The managers of the report are bound by stringent confidentiality agreements.

Can the whistleblower suffer consequences?
Anyone who makes a report in good faith will not suffer consequences, even if the report turns out to be unfounded. Disciplinary actions may be taken against those who report in bad faith, for the sole purpose of harassing or discrediting.
However, it is advisable to register with a personal email address different from the company one, accessible at any time and regardless of the working relationship, in order to view the platform’s notifications.

If the e-mail address used for the report contains my name and surname (e.g. john.smith@abc.com), how is my confidentiality guaranteed?
Communication between the reporting party and the report manager will take place exclusively via the platform. Therefore, one’s email address will not be visible to the report manager. However, it is advisable to register with a personal email address different from the company one, accessible at any time and regardless of the working relationship, in order to view the platform’s notifications.

[1] Specifically, pursuant to art. 3, paragraph 3, letters b-h of Italian Legislative Decree no. 24/2023, reports can be sent by: employees; self-employed collaborators; collaborators; freelancers and consultants; volunteers and interns; shareholders; people with administrative, management, control, supervisory or representative functions; candidates, during the selection process and/or in any case in the pre-contractual phase; former employees, with reference to information acquired during the employment relationship. As well as the subjects referred to in art. 3 paragraph 5 of the Italian Legislative Decree no. 24/2023 (facilitators; people from the same working context as the reporting person linked to the latter by a stable emotional or kinship bond within the fourth degree; work colleagues of the reporting person who work in the same working context and who have with said person a usual and current relationship; entities owned by the reporting person or for which the same person works, as well as entities that operate in the same working context).

[2] Specifically: a) Relevant illegal conduct pursuant to Italian Legislative Decree no. 231/2001 or violations of the organization and management models provided therein; b) Offenses that fall within the scope of application of the EU acts indicated in Annex 1 of the Italian Legislative Decree. n. 24/2023 or the national ones that implement them, even if not indicated in said annex and relating to the following sectors: public procurement; financial services, products and markets; prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing; product safety and compliance; transport safety; environmental protection; radiation protection and nuclear safety; food and feed safety and animal health and welfare; public health; consumer protection; protection of private life; protection of personal data and security of networks and information systems; c) Acts or omissions detrimental to the financial interests of the EU; d) Acts or omissions relating to the internal market, including infringements of EU competition and state aid rules, as well as infringements relating to the internal market linked to acts in breach of corporate tax rules or mechanisms the purpose of which is to obtain a tax advantage which defeats the object or purpose of the applicable corporate tax legislation.