Other in-house rules
The Group's body of in-house rules (policies, procedures and manuals) address and flesh out certain aspects of the Code of Conduct and Responsible Practices and establish general guiding or governing principles applicable to specific facets of the conduct of the company, its employees and the implicated stakeholders.
Inditex has approved a series of policies that officially set down and emphasise its unwavering commitment to preventing and thwarting any form of corruption, fraud, money laundering or illegal financing.
Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Policy
Policy on Donations and Sponsorships
Policy on Gifts and Business Courtesies
Policy on Dealings with Public Servants
Conflicts of Interest Policy
Due Diligence Policy
Compliance Rules - Criminal Risk Prevention
At Inditex the Compliance Function is spearheaded by the Ethics Committee, which acts as the decision-making body, and the Compliance Department, under the General Counsel's Office, whose mission is to oversee effective execution of the Group's Compliance Model.
The Compliance Function implements the Criminal Risk Prevention Model, which is a by-product of the Code of Conduct and Responsible Practices, with which it shares the overriding purpose, as it fosters professional, ethical and responsible conduct on the part of the company and all of its employees, emphasising the prevention of white-collar crime.
This Policy relates the conduct commitments assumed in the Code of Conduct and Responsible Practices with the specific crimes which must be prevented within the company.
Policy on Criminal Risk Prevention
Corporate Social Responsibility Policy
Environmental Sustainability Policy
Safe to Wear: Product Safety Policy
Clear to Wear: Product Health Policy
Policy on Human Rights
Corporate Citizenship Policy
Forest Product Policy
Occupational Health and Safety Policy
Compliance Policy Regarding Data Protection and Privacy
The Ethics Committee is made up of the company's General Counsel and Compliance Officer, who chairs it, and the heads of the Inditex Group's Internal Audit, Sustainability and Human Resources areas. Its duty is to ensure familiarity and compliance with the Code of Conduct and Responsible Practices by all Group professionals and to manage the Whistle-Blowing Channel.
It may act at its own initiative or at the urging of any Inditex employee, manufacturer, supplier or third party with a direct relationship and legitimate business or professional interest reporting an incident in good faith. It can also act on its own motion.
The Whistle-Blowing Channel can be used to report any perceived breach of the Group's codes of conduct or other in-house rules and regulations. Whistle-blowers' privacy is guaranteed so there can be no reprisals. The Channel may also be used to enquire about any ethics-related issue.
Ethics Line Procedure Ethics Channel