Whistleblowing: the internal violation reporting system.

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, the Company 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 Company. 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 – the subjects who can report 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 the link on this page – which guarantees the confidentiality of their identity using computerised methods. 

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.