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Human Rights Policy The Group is committed to assuming increasing responsibility for the protection of human rights, both in the interest of the people who work with the Company and those in the community in which it operates.

Poste Italiane, which has always been by the side of the country, is aware that it can play an important role in affirming the principles of sustainable development among businesses. 
For this reason, in addition to complying with international principles and guidelines, the Group is committed to assuming increasing responsibility for the protection of human rights, both in the interest of the people who work with the Company and those in the community in which it operates. 

On 13 December 2018, the Board of Directors of Poste Italiane approved a Group-wide policy for the protection of Human Rights, in connection with the Human Rights Day. This is an event celebrated across the World, on 10 December of each year, to honour the adoption and proclamation, by the United Nations General Assembly, of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, on 10 December 1948.

Poste Italiane aims, through training, to promote the knowledge and dissemination of the guiding principles adopted by the United Nations Human Rights Council such as values, history, legal instruments, protection systems, responsibilities of companies and institutions. With this in mind, in September, in continuation of the managerial training workshop "Business and Human Rights: the role of Businesses for Sustainable Development" started in January 2020, an online course on "Business and the Protection of Human Rights" was activated for all personnel.

The Policy defines a clear approach on the subject, broader than provided for under the law, in order to monitor and manage the risks and opportunities related to all forms of human rights, also confirming our Group’s commitment to pursue investment and management activities centred on social responsibility.

This Policy further strengthens the Ethical Code adopted by the Group and constitutes a springboard for promoting the protection of human rights of all the people engaged in our value chain, including our employees, suppliers and partners, migrants, children, disabled persons, the victims of discrimination and and violence of any kind, the local communities and our customers.

The Policy also sets out the commitment to prevent and reject all kinds of discrimination and violence and forced or child labour, and also reaffirms the Company’s interest in promoting personal wellbeing. 

At Poste Italiane we monitor the effectiveness of our approach primarily through dedicated tools, consisting in procedures for identifying and periodically assessing the risks both inside and outside the Group  such as Due Diligence processes, a system for reporting any violations (whistleblowing), a system of sanctions and dialogue with the stakeholders.
 

Operations subject to human rights assessment 

  2018 2019 2020
Group companies       
Number of Group companies subject to human rights assessment 25 25 24
Total number of Group companies  25 25 24
Total percentage of Group companies subject to human rights assessment 100 100 100