At Chiesi, we take very seriously our commitment in relation to transparency and compliance.
To help us to discover and address any possible breach of Chiesi Code of Conduct, violation of laws or regulations or misconduct that could put Chiesi business or reputation at risk or cause damage to third parties, we welcome and encourage the reporting of such matters.
SpeakUp&BeHeard is the internal reporting channel implemented by Chiesi in such regard. This system:
allows anyone to make a report through a web-based platform (independent from Chiesi IT system and common across the Group, hereinafter “Platform”), or through a voicemail accessible through a dedicated toll-free number;
is structured to warrant the highest standards of protection of confidentiality towards the report, the reporter, the persons involved in the reported conduct, in line with the requirements set forth under Legislative Decree No. 24/2023 (hereinafter “Decree 24/23” or “Decree”) on the protection of persons who report breaches of Union and national laws (please, check Chiesi Privacy Notice).
When reporting through “SpeakUp&BeHeard” (“SU&BH”) you can choose to disclose your personal data or remain anonymous.
Even if you choose to remain anonymous, we suggest that you identify yourself, to be contacted by the Manager if more information is needed to assess the report.
Through SU&BH you can report any breach (whether relevant or not for the purposes of Decree 24/23), following the procedures and information set out in the Operating Instructions.
We are committed to protecting reporters against any form of discrimination and/or retaliation in relation to reports communicated in good faith:
No retaliatory action will be taken against reporters who, at the time of the report, had grounded reasons to believe that the information about the violation reported was true.
In case of reports relevant for the purposes Decree 24/23, actions mentioned under Article 17 of the Decree will be considered retaliatory where adopted against reporters and the further persons/entities specified in the same Decree (e.g. facilitators, persons in the same work environment and linked to the reporter by a stable affective bond, etc.).
Reports affecting Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A. or in any case sent – through the Platform – to “Chiesi Corporate” (based on the information reported within the Operative Instructions) will be managed by the Group Compliance Function of Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A. (“Manager”).
When reporting conducts/events relevant for the purposes of the Decree 24/23, you can only make reports to the Italian Anticorruption Authority (ANAC) where one of the following conditions is met:
The modalities for external reporting are provided by ANAC at https://www.anticorruzione.it/-/whistleblowing