Prysmian Group Helpline System
Our Code of Ethics already establishes a system of values for the company and outlines the level of conduct we expect from each of our employees. It represents an effective tool for preventing irresponsible or illegal conduct by those who work for us or on our behalf. But we wanted to go even further.
We implemented a whistleblowing tool; the Prysmian Group Helpline. Helpline programs are one of the most effective tools for identifying fraud and misconduct. In fact, employee tip-offs have played such a significant role in uncovering fraud and unethical practices that they have been adopted by many major international corporations.
Our Helpline complies with the latest in best practice and ethical compliance matters, all while further enhancing employee awareness of our policies regarding corruption.
We have established dedicated and secure channels (including telephone lines and a web portal) for individuals who wish to report professional misconduct. These channels are managed by an external independent company, NAVEX Global, which has a binding mandate to protect the identity of all who use the Helpline. They also act as an intermediary to relay any required follow-up information, related questions and answers, as well as information about the resolution of the case.
Alongside these channels, we have formed a Helpline Committee. This operates to accurately evaluate any reports, perform specific investigations into cases where required, and adopt coherent and appropriate measures.