Whistleblowing - Internal Reporting Channel

In compliance with applicable whistleblowing legislation, Telespazio has adopted Leonardo Group’s Whistleblowing Management Guidelines, which provide a common framework throughout the Group on the procedures and conditions for filing internal reports.

In this regard, Telespazio has selected the Whistleblowing Platform as its own Internal Reporting Channel, and appointed the Management Audit & Whistleblowing O.U., operating within the Group Internal Audit O.U. of the holding company, Leonardo S.p.a., as the external office in charge of carrying out any investigation activities, pursuant to Sections 4.2 and 5 of the Italian Legislative Decree n. 24/23.

In order to guarantee an effective “segregation of duties”, some phases of the whistleblowing management process are shared with the Supervisory Body of Telespazio and with the Whistleblowing Committee. Specifically, the Supervisory Body, based on the preliminary investigation prepared by the Management Audit & Whistleblowing O.U., decides, alternatively, whether to dismiss the whistleblowing report when it is either unfounded icto oculi or no additional investigation is needed, or whether to request an in-depth investigation.

Telespazio, therefore, encourages anyone who becomes aware of violations (behaviors, acts or omissions) of laws or internal company protocols that are, even potentially, detrimental to the public interest or to the integrity of the Telespazio, to file a whistleblowing report through the Whistleblowing Platform [it is suggested to open the link through the Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge browser].

The Whistleblowing Platform is a dedicated IT tool that uses an encryption system to ensure the confidentiality of the identity of the whistleblower, the person concerned, the person mentioned in the report, as well as the content of the report and of the relevant documentation, allowing the competent office to communicate with the whistleblower by providing an acknowledgement of receipt of the report and feedback on the action taken or intended to be taken.

Whistleblowing reports can be submitted via the Whistleblowing Platform, either in written or oral form. For the latter, the whistleblower may alternatively attach an audio file or request a face-to-face meeting with the competent office.

Anyone receiving a whistleblowing report outside the Internal Reporting Channel (Whistleblowing Platform), shall forward it as soon as possible, and in any case within 7 days of receipt, to the Management Audit & Whistleblowing O.U., in the original version, including any attachments, and in the strictest confidentiality.

In order to allow a better investigation of a whistleblowing report, the whistleblower should provide, in good faith, all useful information, including, where available, supporting documentary evidence.

Whistleblowing reports may include, but are not limited to, the following violations:

  • administrative, accounting, civil and/or criminal offences;
  • breaches of Leonardo Group Code of Ethics, Anti-Corruption Code, provisions of the Telespazio’s Compliance Programs, and internal procedures;
  • offences falling within the scope of EU or national acts relating to the following areas: public procurement; financial services, products and markets and the prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing; product safety and compliance; transport safety; environmental protection; radiation and nuclear safety; safety of food and animal feeds and animal health and welfare; public health; consumer protection; privacy and personal data protection and security of networks and information systems;
  • acts or omissions affecting the financial interests of the European Union;
  • acts or omissions relating to the internal market.

Telespazio ensures protection against any act of retaliation against the whistleblower for reasons related, directly or indirectly, to his/her whistleblowing report made in good faith. In any case, in order to protect the dignity, honor and reputation of everyone, Telespazio also undertakes to offer maximum protection against defamatory reports.

For more information on the procedures and conditions for filing a whistleblowing report, please consult the Whistleblowing Management Guidelines, the Privacy Information Notice, and the FAQ.