Our rules of governance.
The Group Code of Ethics formulates the general principles of transparency and fairness inspiring the conduct of business. It indicates the objectives and the values informing business activity in relation to the main stakeholders with which Prometeon Tyre Group interacts on a daily basis: investors, environment, the financial market, customers and staff. This document provides all the Group's affiliates with cogent and uniform guidelines for the professional practices to be followed by anyone who work for or on behalf of the Prometeon Tyre Group, or has business dealings with it ("Addressees of the Code") including agents and other intermediaries.
The Organisation and Management Model is a document that forms part of the supervisory infrastructure required under Legislative Decree 231/2001. The Model – providing it is adequately monitored – exempts the legal entity from liability and also provides an indispensable guide for all employees and collaborators. It sets out clear codes of conduct, control schemes and measures to prevent crimes and corrupt practices as far as possible.
The Group Code of Conduct is a manual of good company practices and behaviors, in compliance with laws and regulations in force in the Countries where the Group operates, with a view to prevent situations potentially favorable to the commitment of crimes.
The Code of Conduct represents an operating declination of the Group Ethical Code and it particularly focuses on three areas:
The Code of Conduct identifies, though not exhaustively, behaviors in terms of “do’s” and “don’ts”. The “do’s” area states the obligation to comply with laws and regulations in all the Countries where Prometeon operates, as well as the rules of conduct to be followed, while the “don’ts” area identifies the prohibited conducts and behaviors.
This program defines values, principles and responsibilities in terms of banning corruptive practices. Prometeon has endorsed the principles of the United Nations Global Compact, according to which enterprises undertake to fight corruption in all forms, including extortion and bribery. This program was developed from the results of a specific evaluation of exposure to risks of corruption in the countries where the Group operates. This evaluation will be repeated periodically in order to guarantee steady monitoring of such risk; in addition, suitable education and awareness programs will be developed where they could be useful. The Program has been adopted in view of establishing a benchmark framework for further reinforcement of the "anti-corruption" policy that the company has implemented over time, first with the Ethical Code and Code of Conduct, and then with specific programs and models in the various countries where Prometeon Tyre Group operates (one example is the Legislative Decree 231 Compliance Program applicable to the Group's Italian companies).
Prometeon provides its shareholders, employees, suppliers, customers, all its stakeholders, and the general public with a channel to report – anonymously or signed - any acts or omissions adopted by any party within Prometeon, in its relations with the Company or on its behalf such that constitute or may constitute a violation or inducement to violate laws and/or regulations, the principles enshrined in the Prometeon Tyre Group Values and Ethical Code, principles of internal control, company policies, rules and procedures and/or that can either directly or indirectly give rise to economic, financial or reputational damage for Prometeon Tyre Group companies.
Protecting people’s health, safety and welfare and protecting the environment are core values of the
Prometeon Tyre Group in conducting and developing its activities.
Prometeon’s strategies for sustainable development pursue continuous improvement in environmental, occupational health and safety and welfare related aspects, in accordance with the Company’s Values and Ethical Code and in compliance with the Sustainability Model envisaged by Internal SA 8000 Model.
The Company pursues the goals of reduction of environmental impact of Group operations and of “zero injuries to people” through the prompt identification, assessment and prevention of environmental risks promptly putting in place remedy actions in case such events occur.
Prometeon promotes its culture of safety at work and protection of the environment with its Stakeholders, with a focus on its supply chain, and actively collaborates on a national and international level with institutional and academic institutions.
The activities and performances recorded are reported periodically through the Group's annual report and the corporate website. Prometeon also provides its Stakeholders with a dedicated channel (the “Group Whistleblowing Policy-Complaint Procedure” published on the Prometeon website) for reporting any situation, also anonymous, that poses or could pose a risk to the health, safety or welfare of individuals as well as for the protection of the environment.
The commitments mentioned above are duly declined in the Policy Health, Safety and Environment.
The Prometeon Tyre Group “Global Quality Policy”, applicable to the entire Group, reflects Prometeon attitude to strive for quality excellence all along its value chain.
While being a core corporate value pervading all Prometeon functions and processes, Quality also represents “the basis of its “Industrial Focused Tyre Global Strategy”, a synthesis of leading-edge technology and product excellence”.
Prometeon Quality Policy scope of application ranges from continuous innovation of products, services, processes and systems to protection of the integrity, health and wellness of Group employees, from the environmental protection throughout the entire product life cycle to dialogue and strategic collaboration with customers and suppliers.
The capability to anticipate customers’ expectations, the focus on Stakeholders’ demands and interests, ethics and innovation are inextricably linked to the key role that each individual plays in day by day operations, this way putting Prometeon sustainable quality culture in practice.
Doing business in full compliance with a fair and sound competition has always been an essential element of the culture and the market strategy of Prometeon Tyre Group.
In accordance with its Global Antitrust and Fair Competition Policy, Prometeon Tyre Group is adopting a Global Antitrust Program, in line with the best international practices and constantly updated on the basis of the most recent developments of competition laws, in order also to ensure a more effective compliance with the different applicable regulations in force in the various countries in which Prometeon Tyre Group operates.
The Antitrust Program consists of targeted training activities and specific assistance to business and it includes, also, in-depth materials available to everyone working in the company, in order to facilitate a quick reference in the daily management of the business affairs.
Prometeon Tyre Group renews thus its commitment to observing and enforcing the antitrust rules, by promoting the knowledge of the latter and giving an example of the practical application of such fundamental principles
"Prometeon Tyre Group (Prometeon) activities are governed by the Code of Ethics approved by the Board of Directors and comply with the Sustainability Model envisaged in the United Nations Global Compact ."
Prometeon Tyre Group pursues and supports compliance with internationally proclaimed human rights.
By publishing its "Corporate Social Responsibility Policy", Prometeon has internally diffused and at the same time strengthened its guarantee for a correct balance between sustainability and industrial development. The Policy specifically mentions Prometeon's firm adherence to the international rules that also constitute the basis for the ten principles of the United Nations Global Compact.
The commitments made by Prometeon through the Policy respect and support the "Universal Declaration of Human Rights", the "International Labour Organization's Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work," the "Rio Declaration on Environment and Development" and the "United Nations Convention against Corruption" and also reflect the obligations set out in the Standard SA8000®.
Besides group suppliers are formally required to comply with the Policy, by signing the "sustainability clauses" included in the supply contracts.