Legislative decree no. 231/2001 regarding administrative liability of legal persons extends responsibility for crimes committed by any employee or temporary worker who acted in the interests or to the advantage of the company itself. At the same time, however, art. 6 introduces a type of “let out clause” for the company, declaring that it “need not be liable if it is proved that: a) the management had adopted and effectively put in place, before the crime was committed, organizational and management models aimed at preventing the commission of crimes of the type which has taken place; b) the task of maintaining vigilance over the correct functioning and observance of the models, and looking after their updating, has been allotted to a department of the company which is granted fully- autonomous powers of initiative and control; c) the persons who have committed the crime have done so by fraudulently eluding the organizational and management models; d) there has been insufficient, or no vigilance on the part of the department mentioned in letter b)“. This is a complex organizational model which, however, in its principles, in its structure and in the management tools it uses, finds its origins in the organizational models which are already widely used in companies, such as those for Quality, Safety and the Environment.