Poste Italiane has developed its own tax risk management and control system, which, as part of the wider Internal Control and Risk Management System (SCIGR), meets the following requirements in line with legislation and best practices:
- the Tax Strategy in which the Group has defined its objectives and the approach adopted in managing the tax The Tax Strategy is arranged as a set of principles and rules aimed at promoting dissemination of the values of honesty, fairness and compliance with tax regulations, thereby encouraging the development of collaborative and transparent conduct towards the tax authorities and third parties, in order to minimise any substantial impact in terms of either tax or reputational risk;
- adequate processes, procedures and tools for the detection, measurement and management of tax risks, as well as for monitoring the tax risk control system;
- a system of delegated powers, roles and responsibilities regarding the processes of detecting, measuring, managing and monitoring tax risk, defined within a specific Guideline, as well as detailed in the relative operating procedures and in the tax risk map (i.e. Tax Risk Assessment);
- adaptation to major changes affecting the Company, including changes in tax legislation;
- sending an annual report to the management bodies containing the results of the checks carried out and any action plans to be implemented to remedy the shortcomings that emerged from the This report is also sent to the Revenue Agency for evaluation of the Tax Control Framework.
In line with its sustainability strategy and with the values set out, in the Group's Code of Ethics, the Poste Italiane Group has always managed taxation in full compliance with the principles of honesty, fairness and compliance with tax regulations, characterised by cooperative and transparent conduct towards tax authorities and third parties, in order to minimise any material impact in terms of tax or reputational risk.
As evidence of Poste Italiane's commitment to disseminating the principles of integrity, preventing corruption and ensuring regulatory compliance, the Company adopted a Group-wide Competition and Consumer Protection Compliance programme and drew up the "Guideline on Competition and Consumer Protection Compliance", which is the cornerstone of the programme.
The document provides indications on the regulations for the protection of competition and the consumer and defines the rules of conduct that all members of corporate bodies, executives, employees and all those who work to achieve the Group's purpose and objectives must observe. In particular, the objectives set out in the document concern: ensuring compliance with competition and consumer protection rules, of which no violation is tolerated; strengthening awareness and disseminating knowledge about the importance of competition and consumer protection regulations; consolidating an operating and control environment that mitigates the risk of commission of antitrust and anti-competitive offences as well as violation of consumer protection regulations; providing guidance to prevent actions, behaviours and omissions that violate competition and consumer protection regulations, and outlining monitoring tools to identify any violations.