The CHIRON Group has always pursued that corporate philosophy based on company values, in the management of business activities based on the values of efficiency, propriety and loyalty, in every process of daily work. With this in mind, each Group company has adopted the Organisation and Management Model pursuant to Legislative Decree no. 231/2001, which introduced a system of administrative/criminal liability in relation to companies for certain types of crimes provided for by Legislative Decree 231/2001, thus adapting and integrating its organisation system to the requirements of this regulation. The Model adopted consists of a series of elements: assessment of the activities potentially at risk; principles, norms and rules of conduct; control tools; control procedures and protocols; training and information activities; disciplinary system; Supervisory Body and information flows. The main purpose of the Model is to prevent the commission of the offences envisaged by the decree. Organisation, Management and Control Models pursuant to Legislative Decree 231/2001 received final approval through resolutions of the administrative bodies of each company. The principles, provisions and requirements set out in the adopted Models are binding for directors, employees, and all persons who in various capacities operate on behalf and in the interest of the Chiron Group companies. By approving the Models, each company also adopted a Code of Ethics that defines the set of values that the company recognises, accepts and shares, at all levels, in carrying out business activities. The principles and provisions of the Code of Ethics are exemplary specifications of the general obligations of diligence, propriety and loyalty that characterise the performance of work, behaviour in the workplace and the activities of the company itself. In addition, in compliance with Art. 6, paragraph 1, lett. b), of Legislative Decree 231/2001, each company of the Chiron Group has established and appointed its own Supervisory Body, with independent powers of initiative and control, which has the task of supervising the functioning and observance of the Model, ensuring that it is updated. The Chiron Group, in compliance with the obligations provided by the legislation on “Whistleblowing”, introduced with Law no. 179 containing the “Provisions for the protection of the authors of reports of crimes or irregularities of which they have become aware in the context of a public or private employment relationship”, promotes the prevention and verification of any illegal conduct or, in any case, contrary to the Code of Ethics and, therefore, encourages the Recipients to promptly report to the Supervisory Body of the companies involved any illegal conduct or, in any case, contrary to the Code of Ethics, of which they become aware due to their relationships with the society. Apart from cases of liability by way of slander or defamation, or for the same reason pursuant to Article 2043 of the Civil Code, the Recipient who reports in good faith to the Supervisory Body illegal conduct or, in any case, contrary to the Code of Ethics and who has become aware of such illegal conduct due to his relations with the Company, cannot be sanctioned. No form of retaliation or discriminatory measures, direct or indirect, having effects on the working conditions for reasons directly or indirectly connected to the complaint is not permitted or tolerated towards Collaborators who make reports within the whistleblowing system. The companies of the Group also prohibit any form of abuse of the whistleblowing system, carried out through manifestly opportunistic reports and / or made for the sole purpose of damaging the accused or other subjects, as well as through improper use or intentional exploitation of the institution. All relevant reports pursuant to the Decree will be addressed to the Supervisory Body appointed by the Company involved which – after evaluating their validity – will forward them to the competent subjects for the matter.