Ethical Code with Environmental Supply Conditions and for SSL

(Rev. 1, 20/03/2023)

This Code of Conduct defines the duties of diligence, loyalty, impartiality, and good administration that employees/collaborators of the Company are required to observe, in ensuring the pursuit of corporate objectives.

It also applies to all those who, in any capacity, operate within the company’s structures and therefore to all collaborators or consultants, with any type of contract or assignment or authorization.

The employee/collaborator:

• carries out their duties in compliance with the law, pursuing the company’s interest without abusing the position or powers they hold;
• also respects the principles of integrity, correctness, good faith, proportionality, objectivity, transparency, fairness, and reasonableness and acts with independence and impartiality, refraining in case of conflict of interests;
• does not use for private purposes the information they have for office reasons, avoids situations and behaviors that may hinder the correct performance of duties or harm the interests or image of the company;
• performs their duties by guiding action towards maximum efficiency and effectiveness;
• demonstrates acting according to principles and rules inspired by the idea of ethical conduct;
• avoids any situation that puts them or seems to put them in a conflict of interest, for example, pursuing or appearing to pursue an interest other than the company’s or deriving personal economic benefits from their direct/indirect relationship with the Company;
• is aware of the existence of operational and control procedures and aware of the contribution these make to achieving corporate objectives and efficiency and behaves accordingly.

For these purposes, it is necessary for the employee/collaborator to be inspired, in their daily actions, also by the principles of responsibility and service culture, loyalty, and diligence in performing their duties; in any case, the appropriateness of performance and the correct use of assigned resources must be guaranteed.

For employees/collaborators, any violation of the duties contained in the code results in the occurrence of responsibility, disciplinary for those subject to such responsibility. In the event of such violations, the parties responsible for overseeing the correct application of the Code of Conduct will carry out the necessary checks and initiate the consequent and due initiatives.

Employees/collaborators must also adhere to the following behavioral rules:
• no one can provide confidential information to external parties without prior authorization;
• no one can delay or delegate to others the completion of activities or the adoption of decisions within their competence without justified reason.

LICAT has decided to develop an Environmental Management System, which means that for every operation performed, environmental aspects are considered and managed with a view to preventing and improving environmental impacts.

For this purpose, we expressly ask you to respect what is indicated in the following points:

• scrupulously respect all the prescribed signage displayed in the company.
• pay maximum attention during your activities to avoid negative environmental impacts and pollution (e.g., excessive noise, spills, fires, etc.).
• always notify the department manager before starting a maintenance operation or disconnecting/reconnecting the electrical power
• always report any inconveniences and incidents, even if small (e.g., spills, container overturns, pipe leaks, etc.).
• in case of emergency, follow the instructions of the internal staff. Always wear personal protective equipment during activities with possible risks.
• for the disposal of your waste, refer to what is defined in the contract/order; if there are no specific instructions, use the company’s collection points following the waste separation flows scrupulously; in case of doubt, contact the company staff
• do not abandon waste.
• always leave the workplace tidy and clean.

It is absolutely forbidden, except with specific authorization, to:
 tamper with or modify the position of valves, taps, and other parts of plants
 move or handle waste or chemical containers (e.g., oils, lubricants, etc.)
 pour liquid substances on the ground, in toilets, in drains, on platforms, and in sewers
 use open flames.
 intervene on machines in motion

LICAT has also decided to develop an Occupational Health and Safety Management System, which means that in every operation we carry out, aspects related to safety are considered and managed to provide safe and healthy workplaces, preventing work-related injuries and illnesses. Through the Occupational Health and Safety Policy, we commit to improving our commitment, with documented objectives and programs.

To ensure that the requirements of their Occupational Health and Safety Management System are met by contractors and their workers and in the case of processes outsourced, suppliers are required to adhere to the following points:

• Suppliers undertake to comply with national regulations regarding quality, health, safety, and the environment.
• Suppliers undertake to manage and control all activities and aspects aimed at ensuring health and safety at work
• Suppliers undertake to protect personnel from risks in the workplace and from strenuous tasks at work, as well as from risks associated with the infrastructures used by personnel
• Suppliers will ensure appropriate actions (checks, procedures, maintenance, etc.) to limit risks to health and safety in the workplace. If risks cannot be eliminated, suppliers undertake to provide appropriate Personal Protective Equipment to personnel
• The Supplier undertakes to provide continuous training for personnel in terms of health and safety at work
• The Supplier undertakes to inform and train personnel about hazardous materials, in order to ensure their protection
• Suppliers undertake to identify possible and potential emergency situations in the workplace, as well as to minimize the risk of occurrence. Furthermore, they undertake to make safety information available on identified risks by training employees to ensure adequate protection.