In 2015 Meccanica del Sarca S.p.A. adopted the Organization, Management and Control Model as per Legislative Decree 231/2001 for the prevention of the significant offenses established by the Decree, imposing administrative responsibility upon the company for certain types of offenses committed by employees or collaborators in the interests of the Company. The Organizational Model adopted establishes a set of general conduct principles, in addition to protocols, which in compliance with the system for the allocation of functions, duties and powers, in addition to the internal procedures, responds to the Legislative Decree and subsequent amendments both in terms of the prevention of offenses and unlawful acts, and with regard to controls on the implementation of the Organizational Model and any sanctions issued. The following is an abstract of our Code of Conduct, the full version can be downloaded by clicking on the PDF icon.
Meccanica del Sarca S.p.A. (MDS in brief) is a manufacturer of wood parts for rifles, shotguns and magazines for pistols whose mission is to create value in the full respect of the legitimate interest of all its stakeholders. All MDS’s activities are socially responsible, ethical, unbiased, fully compliant with the applicable regulation and informed by transparency in the relationship with the employees, guarantee their safety and encourage sustainable behavior.
Any business relationship must be conducted with integrity and must be free from conflicts of interest.
MDS fully agrees on the principles of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), respects The International Labour Organization’s Fundamental Conventions (ILO standards) and The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
The Code of Conduct is the guideline any MDS’ employee must follow and implement while acting to achieve the individual and enterprise's goals.
MDS actively encourages business partners to the full compliance of this Code of Conduct and does not entertain any commercial relationship with parties that openly refuse to comply to it.
Conflicts of Interest must be avoided by any employee. Any possible occasion suspected of incurring in such conflicts must be reported to the General Manager.
Employees are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of information entrusted to them as a result of their roles within the Company, except when disclosure is authorized or legally mandated, and must safeguard MDS’s confidential information and not disclose it to a third party.
MDS does not tolerate corruption in whatever form it might occur. All employees must act with honesty, integrity and according to national or international regulations against corruption.
The management of MDS is fully aware of the fundamental importance of competitively organized markets and consequently comply with applicable competition law and not jeopardize or hinder legitimate competition in any anti-competitive manner.
As part of is typical business activity MDS acquires and treats a relevant amount of sensitive and personal information. The treatment of personal and private information fully complies with the applicable law and conforms with the best practice of data processing. The information technology equipment and the relevant procedures are adequately designed in order to guarantee a high level of data security.
In conformity with the principles informing its conduct, MDS promotes the protection of the fundamental human rights.
MDS rejects the use of forced labor, bonded or other forms of forced labor and child labor. Persons under the prescribed minimum work age, in accordance with applicable law, are not recruited and the collaboration with suppliers not committing to the same conduct is not permitted.
MDS recognizes and respects the right of employees to freedom of association and collective bargaining. In conformity with the applicable law, employees are free to join the preferred trade union and to elect their representatives within the work organizations.
MDS offers to all employees equal opportunity of professional growth and guarantees that recruitment, education, pay, promotion and termination of the work collaboration are treated to in accordance with the job function. MDS rejects any form of discrimination of race, gender, age, nationality or religion, disability or physical condition and opinion.
MDS does not tolerate any form of harassment or mobbing both at work or outside the boundaries of the company, and promotes the protection of the dignity of the person regardless race, gender or physical characteristics. Employees must avoid any unrespectful behavior. Intimidation and offence are not tolerated as well.
Salaries, wages and benefits conform to the National and Corporate Collective Bargaining Agreement
Safety and Environment
MDS has implemented and continuously improves a health and safety at work policy based on preventive actions, at an individual and collective level, in order to minimize the accident risks and create an increasingly appropriate working environment. MDS actively promotes a culture of prevention, organizing specific training courses for all the employees. Any employee must be personally responsible of complying with all the prevention measures in place in order to protect the individual and collective safety.
Environmental protection is a fundamental principle informing and driving MDS processes which are continuously reviewed in an ongoing improvement practice, as stated by the internal Environmental Management System. MDS’s EMS main objective is the maximum efficiency in the use of any resource.
MDS commits to market safety and environmental friendly webs, in compliance with the most restrictive regulation applicable, and intends to maintain a high level of investment for the development of even more efficient production processes, saving energy and raw materials.
All MDS employees must interact with customers, suppliers and the public with transparency and loyalty in full compliance with the corporate Code of Conduct principles.
Customer satisfaction is a pillar of the MDS business practice. The relationship with the customer must be performed with honesty, transparency and professional integrity, regardless any difference in size or importance.
Suppliers are partners with a key role in the process of achieving customer satisfaction. For that reason the supplier selection process has been designed in order to asses capabilities in any business aspects and in terms of compliancy with the principle of the present Code.
To the public institutions, in particular governmental agencies, must be provided extensive collaboration in compliancy with the principles of the present Code. MDS believes in the social importance of innovation and thus offer the maximum collaboration also to Universities and other Institutions actively promoting Research or education activities.
MDS devotes the maximum attention to public relation in order to guarantee the utmost transparency and plainness of the corporate information provided.