The Importance of the Company Code of Ethics to Protect the Environment

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The company Code of Ethics governs many aspects of company life. The rules included in it have the purpose of guaranteeing values ??such as equality, fairness, confidentiality, protection of the person, honesty, impartiality, transparency, values ??which employees can recognise themselves.

HR is responsible and also has the task of verifying that rules are respected. To date, environmental protection must also be included as an important aspect. On 8 February 2022 the parliament, on the basis of the rules that provide for the possibility of a constitutional reform without the need to resort to the referendum, included among the constitutionally guaranteed rights the protection of the environment and animals, in line with the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. Articles 9 and 41 of the Constitutional Charter have been modified. Art. 9 provides that the Republic promotes the development of cultural, scientific and technical research and now added to this, the sentence: protection of the environment, biodiversity and ecosystems in the interest of future generations. In Article 41 on the other hand, which provides that economic initiative is free with the limit that it cannot be carried out in contrast with social utility or in a way that could damage security, freedom, human dignity, has added the phrase: and which cannot harm health and the environment. Protection of the environment and animals are therefore constitutionally guaranteed rights. And that is why companies will have a fundamental role, because the commitment must be on everyone’s part, starting from the workplace. This is in order to contribute to the well-being of the community.

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