Considering its history and vocation, the Hitachi Rail STS group has always based its business development on the creation of safe, efficient, reliable and environmentally-friendly railway and metro transport systems and solutions, placing its full focus on the people these systems and solutions serve, who live in increasingly complex contexts with increasingly complex lifestyles.
Code of Ethics
The Code of Ethics clarifies the commitments and responsibilities that should guide the Company’s business and activities, requiring compliance by anyone involved in any way with Hitachi Rail STS.
The Code of Ethics, which is available on the Company’s website , is a key element of the internal control system. Compliance with the Code of Ethics enables Hitachi Rail STS and Group companies to prevent certain irregularities or illegal acts which are prohibited by the regulations of the various countries where Hitachi Rail STS operates. In Italy, Legislative Decree no. 231/01 is of particular note.
The Code of Ethics was formally adopted by Group companies by resolution of the respective Boards of Directors or equivalent management bodies. It was shared with all Group personnel using the same methods as those applied by the Parent Company Hitachi Rail STS S.p.A.
In addition, a Code of Ethics control body was set up within each Group company to promote the implementation of the Code of Ethics. A special information channel for the Code of Ethics was also created, and can be used to report any conduct that is inconsistent with the principles of the Code of Ethics by sending an email. The reports are sent and managed in accordance with a Group procedure.
In 2017, the Code of Ethics control body did not receive any reports of violations of the code relating to Ansaldo STS S.p.A. or other companies belonging to the Hitachi Rail STS Group.
Hitachi Rail STS has adhered to Global Compact, a voluntary United Nations initiative to encourage respect for human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption set out in 10 principles. Its confirmation reiterates its commitment to considering Global Compact and its main principles an integral part of the company’s strategies and culture.