EQUIMODAL is fully committed to the highest standards as regards ethics and regulatory compliance in relationships with all its partners, workers, collaborators, customers, suppliers, and interest groups, in all the activities that it carries out.
To ensure that the criminal-risk management and regulatory-compliance system is maintained, EQUIMODAL’s Board of Directors has appointed and empowered a Compliance Committee made up of internal experts who are constantly advised by an external firm that specialises in managing corporate risk.
In accordance with the Criminal-Risk Management System Manual, the Regulatory Procedure for the activity and functioning of the Compliance Committee, and the Whistle-Blower’s Channel Management Procedure, EQUIMODAL’s Compliance Committee has, inter alia, the functions of managing the Whistle-Blower’s Channel, being able to outsource part of that management to an external adviser, and investigating possible cases of conduct that is unlawful or contrary to ethics and of which it has become aware by other means.
EQUIMODAL’s partners, workers, management teams. collaborators, customers, and suppliers, as well as any of EQUIMODAL’s members concerned, can use that ethics channel confidentially to:
- Raise any query regarding interpretation of the Code of Conduct, as well as of the legislation and internal regulations applicable to EQUIMODAL’s corporate Regulatory Compliance.
- Notify cases of non-compliance with the Code of Conduct as well as with the legislation and the applicable internal regulations.
Queries and notifications of non-compliance must be made using the following form. All queries and notifications will be answered and resolved. However, anonymous queries will not be answered.
Under no circumstances shall information concerning the progress and result of investigations be provided to whistle blowers, who shall be treated with absolute confidentiality. EQUIMODAL’s Code of Conduct guarantees that there shall be no reprisal as the result of any query or notification of non-compliance made in good faith.