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A governance model that combines efficiency and business ethics

The procedures optimised by Ferroberica ensure high production efficiency in accordance with a code of conduct shared by the company and employees.

In line with other companies in the Alfa Acciai Group, Ferroberica operates according to the Governance Model defined to comply with Legislative Decree 231/2001.


The Governance Model adopted by Ferroberica on 1 June 2012 represents a set of general principles that guide the conduct, procedures and measures to be implemented in relation to company management, organisation and control.


On the basis of the company's own specific industrial, organisational and business context, Ferroberica has identified areas with a corporate liability risk as those concerning serious injury or manslaughter due to breaching legislation on health and safety in the workplace, or environmental breaches. Ferroberica's procedures, management systems, organisational structure and power allocation methods already in existence have been supplemented with the principles of conduct and protocols set out in the Governance Model.

The Ferroberica Governance Model is split into one general section and two special sections.


The general section includes the regulatory framework, identifies the recipients, and outlines the disciplinary procedures in the event of infringements. Individual powers and responsibilities of the Supervisory Body are also outlined, and reference to the contents of the Ferroberica Code of Ethics.

The two special sections outline:

  • Company procedures regarding occupational health and safety, with particular reference to processes designed to ensure compliance with legal requirements set out in article 30 of legislative decree 81/2008 as amended.
  • Company procedures regarding the environment, with particular reference to processes designed to ensure compliance with legal requirements set out in legislative decree 152/2006 and subsequent amendments and supplements, permits issued by the relevant authorities, with the aim of preventing the environmental breaches referred to in legislative decree 231/2001.

A Supervisory Body is responsible for ensuring full implementation and compliance of the Model and its effectiveness.


This body is independent of the company and performs its responsibilities through reporting procedures used by employees.


The Supervisory Body has qualified members with technical/professional expertise who ensure continuity of action, autonomy and independence with respect to the management body when carrying out their activities. This is an external body whose decisions are not open to question.


In accordance with article 6 of legislative decree 231/2001, Ferroberica has set up specific reporting channels:

  • Written communication which can be delivered to Reception;
  • Written communication sent by post to company headquarters and addressed to the Supervisory Body;
  • E-mail communication sent to the dedicated e-mail address


This Ferroberica Governance organisation reflects the values that inspire and guide the entire Alfa Acciai Group.

Code of ethics and anti-trust code of conduct

On the basis of the principles outlined by the Alfa Acciai Code of Ethics, Ferroberica has adopted its own Code of Ethics defining the values, principles of behaviour and commitments that form the basis of relationships with the company's stakeholders (i.e. employees, partners, customers, suppliers, financial backers, government departments, the public at large).


The Code of Ethics is the means by which Ferroberica promotes and publishes company and work ethics, and is fundamental for preventing the offences referred to in legislative decree 231/2001 in relation to corporate liability.


Ferroberica complies with the Anti-trust Code of Conduct adopted by Alfa Acciai, which is aimed at all the companies in the Group and their managers.


The Code clarifies the principles and legislation designed to protect competition, in order to develop a company culture in this regard and prevent the risk of practices that do not comply with anti-trust legislation.


The Anti-trust Code of Conduct stipulates the requirement for an Anti-trust Compliance Manager to whom non-compliant practices can be reported.


Code of ethics