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The X-231 Standard is the organisation, management, and control system based on the Organizational Model referred to in Art. 6 of Legislative Decree 231/2001


Legislative Decree 231/2001 has introduced the legal responsibility of companies for crimes committed in their interest and for the benefit of individuals in senior positions within them, who exercise (even de facto) the management or control of the companies and/or for crimes carried out by persons subject to their direction and supervision.

Field of application

Responsible Subjects

Joint stock companies, Cooperative companies, Foundations, Economic Public Bodies, Recognized Associations.

When does it apply?

For crimes committed in their interest or for their advantage by persons with jobs of representation, administration, management, and control and by persons working under to them.

Offences considered


The penalties can be:

Structure of the Organisational Model


Pursuant to Legislative Decree 231/2001, the construction of the Organisational Model exempts the responsible party from administrative liability if it is able to prove:

  1. that the Responsible Party (“Body”) has adopted, and effectively implemented, the Organisational Model before the crime occurred;
  2. that the Responsible Party has entrusted the task of supervising the functioning of the Model, ensuring that it is updated, to an internal Body with autonomous powers of initiative and control.

The Organisational Model can be integrated easily and effectively with the Quality Management System – ISO 9001:2015.

Certification process

Certification by AJA Europe is obtained through a timely documental verification of the Organisational Model of the Company by an AJA assessor and a legal expert and has as its object the compliance of the Organisational Model with the requirements of Legislative Decree 231/2001.