22 May 2015
More than ten years after the entry into force of Legislative Decree 231/2001, there is an objective question about the application and the actual take-up of this discipline for businesses, in the face of an attitude of the legislator who continues to demonstrate the will to use this tool on an "ever-wider scale", introducing new factual cases of worthwhile attention from a social and economic point of view.
To clarify and deepen the theme, a seminar was organized for Friday 22 May at 14.30 at the NH Mantegna in Padua (via Tommaseo 61). Its title was "Organisational Model 231 and simplified work safety procedures at the workplace for SMEs. Legal, practical and applicative aspects "
In this respect, it is worth recalling the introduction of "environmental crimes", "irregular work" and "private corruption", which are potentially cross-cutting issues in all sectors of production, in addition to the most recent workplace safety issue. In fact, there is still a lack of knowledge among the operators of the common elements of interpretation and of the overall consistency that the application of the legislation has by Judicial Offices, which, moreover, have a very varied approach to the theme across the territory. A prospect of uncertainty which appears to be reinforced in the face of the crisis that the economic world is going through, which leads to a general reduction of costs and investment by businesses.
The optionality of adapting to the "231" system could hinder especially small and medium-sized enterprises from adopting and maintaining the measures required by the Decree, as there is no serious simplification linked to the introduction of Organizational Models in their favour, except for the recent DM February 13, 2014 that introduced simplified procedures for the adoption of organizational and management models relating to the sole safety of work for SMEs, causing various perplexities among the interpreters.
It is to ponder whether there is a way to transform the "Organizational Model 231" (simplified or not) into a real management tool that can provide the company with an efficient internal control and compliance system to maintain and strengthen Its presence on the market.