Autogrill has adopted a whistleblowing process capable of helping prevent offences, irregularities or conduct in breach of the Group’s Organization Model (“Model 231”), Anti-bribery Policy or Ethical Code or of any other internal and/or external rules and regulations (regarding corruption, unfair competition, for example). The process also provides for anonymous whistleblowing reports.
In the cases provided for by law, the whistleblower may file an external report through the channel activated by the National Anticorruption Authority (ANAC) in accordance with the modalities defined by the same.
In particular, the whistleblower may file an external report if, at the time of its submission, one of the following conditions is met:
a) there is no mandatory activation of the internal whistleblowing channel within their own work environment, or such channel, even if mandatory, is not active or, even if active, does not comply with the provisions of the aforementioned Decree;
b) the whistleblower has already made an internal report which has not been followed up;
c) the whistleblower has reasonable grounds to believe that, if an internal report were to be made, it would not be effectively followed up or that the report might entail a risk of retaliation;
(d) the whistleblower has reasonable grounds to believe that the breach may pose an imminent or obvious danger to the public interest.