We built our reputation on more than one hundred years of respect, as seen in the daily practices of all of our companies and ethical standards, which are based on legal and regulatory models as well as codes of conduct.

In 2012, we created a new code of ethics that applies to all of the Group’s companies. With a unique structure for every stakeholder, our code of ethics defines general ethical principles (respect for human rights, the law, transparency, protection of industrial property and freedom of information) as well as specific ethical principles for stakeholders, whether for our customers, suppliers, human resources, investors, communities, organisations or the environment.

The code of ethics thus provides indications on all of the principles and behavioural guidelines that Mondadori directors, employees and contractors must follow as part of their functions and work activities.

In our work, we observe all local, national and international regulations in the countries where we operate. We model ourselves after the values promoted by supranational bodies and organisations: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the principles embodied by the International Labour Organisation and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.

Our organisation, management and control model translates these principles into concrete action. The model is constantly updated and applies to all of the Group’s companies, as does our code of ethics.

Mondadori’s commitment to regulatory compliance and the fight against corruption is governed by the internal control system, a programme that measures and monitors the main risks stemming from the company’s activities. It also guarantees proper and correct management of the company.

We observe all laws and, in general, all local, national or international laws applicable in Italy and any other country in which we operate. To ensure that this principle is observed, the Group’s companies have also adopted organisation, management and control models aimed at the overall prevention of offences as well as the administrative responsibility of legal persons resulting from a crime.