1.1. TEATRI POSSIBILI Association and its mission.
Teatri Possibili Association (hereinafter for brevity the Association), based in Milan, Via Savona 10 is an autonomous and independent, non-profit association.
Its mission (as can be inferred by Art. 3 of the Statute) is to promote and encourage cultural activity, namely theatre, with an European vocation, in order to raise awareness and solicit people’s participation, to favour artistic quality and the renewal of the theatrical offer allowing an ever wider audience to access the theatrical experience, with particular regard to the new generations.
At the core of the Association's activities are study, research, debates, training and cultural updating, as well as education in theatre-counseling, the production of live theatrical performances, management of theatres, cinema, cultural and entertainment venues, in addition to study, research, debate, training and cultural updating, musical entertainment and in any case any initiative aimed at the diffusion of theatre, culture and entertainment in general.
By way of example and not exhaustively, the Association also intends to organise the following activities:
- round tables, conventions, conferences, congresses, debates, inquiries, courses, seminars, projection of films and documentaries dealing with cultural subjects or that may in any case be interesting for members;
- multidisciplinary activities (theatre, video, art) in the fields of socio-culture, recreation and tourism, exhibitions and art events, as well as events aimed at multimedia and multidisciplinary experimentation;
- promotion and direct or indirect management of the drafting and printing of books, multimedia, audio-video and periodical publications in the informative / popular, artistic, socio-cultural, touristic and new-technologies fields;
- set up of competitions and award scholarships;
- the organisation in general of all activities that are recognized as being useful for achieving the aims that the Association sets for itself.
1.2. The adoption of the Ethical Policy Statement
The Association is aware that its activity is of considerable social interest and that the adoption of ethical principles is an indispensable element of a good internal governance system; for this reason, the Association, intending to clearly and transparently define the set of values by which it is inspired while pursuing its mission, has chosen to adopt this Ethical Policy.
2. The Ethical Policy Statement and its structure
This Ethical Policy Statement formalizes the set of principles, values and rules of conduct with which all those who, for various reasons, work within the Association for the achievement of its mission (hereinafter referred to as "Receivers") must comply. Through this Policy, the Association intends to pursue or prohibit certain behaviours in order to guarantee its correct functioning.
The Policy also outlines and defines the ethical and social responsibilities of all stakeholders (hereinafter referred to as "Interlocutors"), namely those categories of individuals, groups, institutions that, for various reasons, come into direct contact with the Association itself.
The Ethical Policy does not replace or overlap the laws and other external and internal regulatory sources, but supplements and strengthens them, with specific regard to the ethical profile of the Association's activity.
3. General ethical principles of reference
The general ethical principles which inspire this Ethical Policy Statement are listed below:
The Association recognizes full compliance with the law and regulations in force in the Italian Republic as a fundamental principle; the violation of this principle, by internal authorities, by members and by anyone who has relations with the Association, is not admitted nor tolerated, even if a violation occurrs in the name of the interests or for the benefit of the Association.
3.2. Honesty, moral integrity, professionalism and fairness.
The Association operates by basing its behavior on moral integrity and on the values of honesty, professionalism and fairness.
3.3. Conflicts of interest.
The Association operates in order to avoid and prevent situations where the subjects involved in the Association's activities may find themselves in conflict with their own interests, undermining the purposes stated by the Statute; all members of the Association must therefore, unless authorized by the Association itself, avoid any situation that could generate conflict with the interests of the Association, as well as any conflict of interest with personal and family businesses and the duties carried out within the Association itself.
Any person who believes they are in a situation of conflict between a personal interest, on their own behalf and on behalf of third parties, and the interests of the Association, must immediately notify the Association itself which may decide, on a case by case basis, whether to proceed or not.
3.4. Respect for the individual person, health and safety.
The Association ensures respect for the physical and cultural integrity of the person.
Each member of the Association must not put other members or Receivers at unnecessary risk that could cause damage to their health or physical safety.
3.5. Environmental Protection.
As part of its activity, the Association operates in compliance with the protection of the environment, in accordance with current legislation and the principles of sustainable development.
3.6.Transparency and completeness of information.
In carrying out its activity, the Association is inspired by the maximum transparency and completeness of information; the financial, accounting and management documentary evidence and any other communication issued by the Association meet the requirements of completeness, truthfulness and accuracy.
Likewise, the keeping of the accounting records will be carried out according to the principles of truth, completeness, clarity, precision, accuracy and compliance with current legislation; the Association ensures that the the budgets and final balance sheets of its productions and projects in general are shared with its members.
For each operation and transaction, which will be correctly registered, authorized, verifiable, legitimate, consistent and congruous, adequate documentary support is provided that allows those entitled, at any time, to check and identify the reasons for the operation and who has authorized, carried out, registered, and verified the operation itself.
3.7. Equality and impartiality.
Any discrimination, in the broadest sense of the term, based on age, sex, sexual orientation, health status, race, nationality, political opinions and religious beliefs is prohibited; full working autonomy, freedom of artistic expression will be guaranteed, to the artists, any professional profile they may belong to, and to any other internal or external collaborator of the Association, who might be working with it towards the realization of any type of activity, which cannot in any case be limited by assessments based on the above criteria.
3.8. Independence and autonomy.
The Association prohibits any behavior towards and / or by third parties that could damage autonomy of judgment; for this reason it is not allowed to pay or accept any form of gift, present, promise of benefits, which can be taken as a tool aimed at influencing the independence of judgment and conduct of the parties involved.
This prohibition is particularly recommended in the undertaking of relations with the Public Administration, their relatives or other subjects in any way connected to them.
The only forms of present or other benefit of use that can be allowed, even mutually, are those of modest value, occasionally exchanged as courtesies to acquaintances of in the context of customary use, such as during holidays and / or particular anniversaries.
3.9. Cultural development.
In pursuing its institutional mission, the Association recognizes fundamental value to any effective and serious contribution to the cultural development of individuals and social groups, and this in order to promote education, culture and information. By way of example, and exhaustively, the Association considers as essential activities:
taking care of the training and improvement of theatrical acting;
organizing educational and promotional activities for young people working in the fields of creativity, the arts and entertainment;
promoting the diffusion and use of all forms of live entertainment, creating and coordinating the projects to be carried out directly, or through third parties;
organising special projects in collaboration with local authorities on the knowledge, defense and diffusion of cultural traditions;
encouraging public attendance to shows;
3.10. Fiscal equity.
The Association ensures that the services provided by its members for the realization of any activity related to the statutory purposes will be remunerated in proportion to the degree of professional experience; without prejudice to the principle outlined above, fairness in remuneration will ensure that there are no unjustified disparities in compensation for similar services.
4. Rules of conduct and relations with interlocutors
4.1 Members and organs of the Association.
The Association's relations with its members and statutory bodies are inspired by the utmost collaboration, fairness and transparency; the activity of the statutory bodies is based on the full compliance with the rules sanctioned by the statute and by the current national and EU legislation.
The elections of the members of the statutory bodies take place through transparent procedures, in compliance with the law.
The statutory bodies make informed choices and act in an autonomous and independent way, pursuing the aims of the Association according to the rules and principles sanctioned by the Statute and the current national and EU legislation.
The members of the Association and, more generally, the Receivers of the same, are also bound to the confidentiality of the information acquired in the performance of their mandate.
4.2 Suppliers of goods and / or services.
The Association only makes use of suppliers who are in possession of suitable guarantees of correctness, integrity, morality and professionalism.
The selection and choice of suppliers of goods / services must be based on the principles of correctness, integrity, professionalism, and equal treatment, without distinction of race, sex, language or religion; likewise, each supply contract must be drawn up in writing, with the necessary specification of the agreed remuneration.
The Association requires its suppliers / consultants to know and abide by the ethical principles contained in this Policy; for this purpose, upon signing the relative contract, it is required to sign a declaration of knowledge of the principles of this Policy, and to confirm not to engage in any behavior that violates its content; the violation of this Policy, in the hypotheses of greater gravity, may be a just cause for termination of relationships.
It is forbidden to accept, by suppliers / consultants (whether natural or legal persons), gifts, economic advantages or other benefits, unless in case they do not exceed the limits ascribable to normal courtesy and are of modest value; anyone who receives offers of free gifts or special treatments or hospitality from a supplier / consultant aiming to facilitate their choice and activity, or is requested by third parties to offer them, must refuse, in case what is offered is of a sort that cannot be configured as an act of commercial courtesy of modest value.
4.3 Public Administration.
The relations of the Association with the Public Administration and with the Supervisory Authorities are based on criteria of honesty, transparency, correctness and impartiality; contacts and relations with the Public Administration can be undertaken and maintained only by those who have been explicitly appointed by the Association, in the strictest compliance with the provisions of law and regulations, and cannot in any way compromise the integrity and reputation of the Association itself.
It is absolutely forbidden to offer or promise directly, indirectly, or through a third party, money, gifts or compensation, in any form, to managers, officials or employees of the Public Administration or to persons in charge of public services or to their relatives or cohabitants, except in the case of gifts or utilities of modest value occasionally made in normal courtesy relations or in the context of customs such as holidays and / or particular anniversaries.
It is also forbidden to offer or accept any object, service, provision or favor of value to obtain a more favorable treatment in relation to any relationship with the Public Administration.
When any negotiation, request or relationship with the Public Administration is in progress, the personnel in charge must not try to improperly influence the decisions of the counterparty, including those of the officials who negotiate or make decisions, on behalf of the Public Administration.
It is forbidden to use contributions, loans or other disbursements however named, granted by the State, by a public body or by the European Union, for purposes other than those for which they have been assigned.
The Association condemns the conduct aimed at obtaining, by the State, a public body or the European Union, any type of contribution, financing or other provision however denominated, through untruthful declarations and / or documents and / or for the purpose altered or falsified, or by means of omitted information or, more generally, artifices or deception, aimed at misleading the provider.
4.4. Donors and financiers.
The Association bases its activity in relations with any donors and financiers according to the criteria of efficiency, transparency and fairness, committing to manage the donations and / or donations received in full compliance with the indications on the destination they provide.
It is absolutely forbidden to receive donations and / or bestowals from persons (natural or legal) whose belonging to criminal organizations or in any case operating outside of lawfulness is known or suspected (money laundering, terrorism, drug trafficking, etc.).
5. Dissemination of the Ethical Policy Statement.
The Association undertakes to guarantee punctual internal and external dissemination of this Code through:
- the distribution of the same to all members of the Association itself;
- the insertion in contracts of clauses aimed at formalizing the knowledge of this Policy and the commitment to its observance.
6. Violation of the Ethical Policy.
Given the importance of complying with the rules of conduct set out in this Policy, the violations of the provisions of this Policy will be subject to the following disciplinary sanctions, depending on seriousness of violation:
- verbal reprimand;
- written reprimand;
- suspension from voting rights for a fixed term;
- forfeiture of the quality of member.