With confirmation of its participation in the network, Ansaldo STS continues to strive to make the Global Compact and its principles an integral part of its strategy.
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Ansaldo STS upholds and promotes human rights in every context in which it operates, by creating equal opportunities for its people and fair treatment for all - regardless of race, nationality, political creed, religion, gender, age, minority status, disability, sexual orientation, personal or social condition – and always respecting the dignity of each individual and each employee. (Code of ethics).
3. Ansaldo STS acts in accordance with the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN’s International Convention on Civil and Political Rights, the International Convention on Civil and Political Rights, the International Convention on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the ILO’s Fundamental Conventions (nos. 29, 87, 98, 100, 105, 111, 138 and 182), the Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the UN’s Convention on the Rights of Children, the ILO’s Conventions nos. 107 and 169 on the Rights of Indigenous and Tribal Populations, the European Convention on the Rights of Man and the OECD’s guidelines for multinational corporations.
Ansaldo STS offers equal opportunities, ensuring fair treatment on the basis of individual expertise and abilities and hiring people under legal employment contracts, mainly on an open-ended basis, in accordance with laws, national labour agreements, company agreements and current regulations. Over the course of employment, training is a crucial lever to make the most of human resources and update their skills to the market context, thereby expanding upon the abilities and knowledge of each employee, in line with the company’s values. Ansaldo STS also applies a policy based on the recognition of one’s merits and equal opportunities. Ansaldo STS’ internationalisation process has also consolidated work experience abroad, thereby enabling people to share their different experiences and foster the value of multiculturalism. Ansaldo STS guarantees that its workers are free to join trade unions, and sees that its relationships with the unions are cooperative and friendly in which workers may report their opinions to Human Resources directly or via delegates.
Ansaldo STS does not allow and does not tolerate employment situations that violate current regulations on child labour, women’s labour and immigration. This also applies to its external contractors, suppliers and business partners.
Ansaldo STS carefully monitors the risk of forced labour. In addition, the company requires its contractors and sub-contractors to guarantee the same in order to contribute to the abolition of such illegal practices.
4. See: Human resources
Ansaldo STS’ commitment to sustainable development translates into guaranteeing quality of life, continuous access to natural resources and avoiding permanent damage to the environment.
Protecting the environment is part of Ansaldo STS’ social responsibility. This is a key element in its business strategy, with the aim of promoting long-term growth in the company’s value. The optimisation and development of its processes and organisational structure are central to this strategy: the aim is to produce in the safest possible way, using the least possible quantity of resources.
Integrated management system
Ansaldo STS has implemented an integrated management system (“IMS”) for the environment, safety and quality, which integrates all group processes in one single complete structure, enabling the organisation to operate as a single unit with shared objectives.
At a central level, global policies and procedures have been established to ensure controlled management of processes and activities relating to safety in the workplace and environmental protection. On this basis, and where there are specific legislative requirements, each legal entity has established local guidelines to ensure compliance with the requirements applicable to its processes.
All company bodies are required to closely comply with the principles of the environmental management system, and they are actively involved in preparing and updating it. Ansaldo STS is currently completing the certification process for its sites under UNI EN ISO 14001 and OSHAS 18001 standards.
Development and extension of environmentally-friendly technologies
Ansaldo STS is constantly committed to providing its customers and end users (passengers and freight) with the best and safest products, using the best design methodologies and procedures and the best existing building methods and processes, in line with its commitment to reduce energy consumption and its direct and indirect impact on the environment.
Ansaldo STS also promotes technological and managerial training through partnerships with universities, specifically in terms of information communication technology, sustainability and the health and safety of transportation systems.
The Group actively participates in research projects co-financed by Italian and EU institutions on how to improve safety, energy efficiency, environmental impact, sustainable mobility and the interoperability of transportation systems.
5. See section: Environment, health and safety.
Anti-corruption and the prevention of corporate crimes
Ansaldo STS has adopted the organisational, management and control model (the “Model”) pursuant to Legislative decree no. 231/2001, which deals with, inter alia, corruption against the public administration and among people. The Model has been adopted in the Group’s pre-existing Italian companies (which merged into the parent in 2009) since the introduction of Legislative decree no. 231/2001.
Ansaldo STS S.p.A.’s employees are required to comply with the Model and the procedures, which specify the operating methods of the various company processes. These procedures relate, in particular, to the following:
- advisors and sales representatives;
- sponsorships, publicity campaigns and contributions to associations and bodies;
- conferral of advisory engagements and professional services;
- gifts, hospitality, facilitating payments and entertainment expenses;
- M&As (mergers and acquisitions).
These procedures have been adopted in line with Finmeccanica’s initiatives to strengthen the internal control system, concerning, in particular, corruption and corporate crimes.
Specifically, the procedure for advisors and sales representatives was subsequently updated to include and better define due diligence activities. In order to verify that it is effectively applied, various audits were also performed. In the event of acts of corruption (which has never occurred in the Group thus far), Ansaldo STS would respond with the disciplinary sanction provided for by the Model, which also includes dismissal without notice.
The main risk areas, including direct risks and the areas that could potentially facilitate acts of corruption, subject to the requirements of the Model, are the sales area, contract management, sites, administration, finance and control, HR and soft loans.
To ensure all employees are completely familiar with the Model, they receive reports when it is updated.
Employees working in the areas at risk of these crimes being committed, along with the company’s managers and junior managers participate in e-learning training when the organisational, management and control model and legislation are updated pursuant to Legislative decree no. 231/2011. These people also sign periodic statements of compliance with the Model and, where applicable, statements describing the most significant relationships with representatives of the public administration.