Legislative Decree 231/2001 - Corporate Social Responsabiliy
Legislative Decree 231/2001 introduced into the Italian legal system the principle that, in case of committing certain types of crimes, in addition to paying the material author, the penal liability has to be extended to legal subjects (companies, societies, associations , etc.).
The Decree establishes the exemption from this responsibility if the legal person adopts, before the commission of the crime, organizational, management and control models to prevent crimes of the type that occurred.
The crimes specified in the Decree are many and of different nature. Especially people who keep relations with public administrations and institutions, or those who have criticalities in health and safety at work, in environmental or administrative area, should implement rules and protocols to ensure the "legitimacy of acting ", now widely requested .
The assessment made by CIS will allow companies to check their level of compliance and to highlight any shortcomings or problems.
CSI conformity assessment will ensure:
• Better business protection
• Crime prevention
• Independent evaluation of one’s actions