In general terms, we define the Supervisory Body as the authority responsible for supervising the liability of entities in the context of crimes committed to benefit the entities themselves. The Body’s role is to monitor and verify the compliance and effectiveness of the 231 Organizational Model, report any deficiencies, anomalies and violations or update the Model if necessary. For these reasons, this authority is paramount in the Model itself and the requirements compliance programs.
It’s important to remind you that the 231 Organizational Model (Also called MOG 231) is a business management system that aims to identify all the operating procedures developed by the company to decrease the risk of crimes in the organization’s interest.
The benefits of such models are numerous: the first is to excuse from penalties provided by Legislative Decree 231/2001 and to allow significant savings on costs deriving from any legal fees. In addition to that, it gives new possible business opportunities, as various public entities and companies require their suppliers to be equipped with MOG 231, and also greater control over internal processes at risk of crime.
In addition to the functions listed above, the Supervisory Body is also responsible for the following tasks:
- Propose adaptations of the Model, i.e., following changes in the company’s activity structure or according to the regulatory framework.
- Supervise and control the recipients’ observance and effective implementation of the MOG 231.
- Manage and monitor information and training initiatives to spread knowledge and understanding of MOG 231 by its recipients.
- Manage and control the information received concerning the functioning of the Model.
- Identify activities at risk of crime.
- Provide controls aimed at preventing crimes.
- Identify methods to manage the financial resources that are necessary to stop or prevent crimes.
- Introduce adequate disciplinary systems to sanction failure to comply with the measures provided by MOG 231.