Ethical Code and Code of Conduct


Since its registration in the Renewable Matter court, it has always followed the current code of ethics of the Italian Journalist Order, summarized in the "Consolidated text of the journalist's duties" . The following code starts from que 'm document or ethical charters and traditional to reaffirm the commitment of the journalists of the Renewable material to perform their job correctly and transparently.

The mission and objectives

Renewable Matter believes in the primary value of information. This is why we aim to create quality, responsible, impartial, complete, accurate, correct, comprehensible information for everyone. He wants to publish clear analyzes, in-depth investigations, precise criticisms, stimulating opinions on the themes of circular economy, economic development, innovation, design, good practices. He wants to make sense of the flow of information, to put the reader in a position to know and understand, in order to be able to elaborate his own judgment.

Diversity gender, social, ethnic

Inclusivity is the root of thought and action of the king from tion . Respect for different points of view is fundamental to be able to face the complex situations in which we move. Reflecting the differences - of class, gender, origin - in our work allows us to give rise to better and more balanced stories . At the same time we believe in a different and balanced workforce, where women are the majority of staff, and journalists from all over the world are encouraged to write in English for our newspaper.

Correctness Renewable

Matter undertakes to correct errors or inaccuracies contained in its articles as quickly as possible . Corrections will be indicated on the website at the bottom of the article. The paper edition will give space to requests for clarification in specific spaces (boxes) . Requests can be sent to
Verification of sources

The editorial staff undertakes to obtain the highest standard of accuracy, which is obtained - by the author of the article and the editors who coordinate the work - by checking the facts and sources (which as a rule must be cited), using more of a source except when this is impossible, making a clear and explicit distinction between first and second-hand sources, avoiding exaggerations and frames.
 Anonymous sources The use of anonymous sources is the exception, not the rule and must be justified in any case: the legitimate protection of a source and professional secrecy are irreplaceable guarantees, in compliance with the Italian laws , of each journalist. We encourage you to read our dedicated document in English for all whistleblowers / anonymous sources.
The journalistic categories

The contents are classified according to a series of typologies traditionally adopted :
 Service: Content based on facts, observed and verified by the reporter directly or reported by verified and reliable sources. It can include multiple points of view on a particular topic, unlike what happens in press releases or propaganda. The service never presents the author's opinion. This category includes narrative content, often identified as " features ", provided they are entirely based on facts. If a service also contains an analysis part, the double category - service and analysis - must be explicitly indicated.

 News: Journalistic content that cannot be attributed to any of the other categories envisaged by the Trust Project. We indicate as news content that may have as sources news agencies, tables with market data, editorials or interventions that cannot be described as comments. Among the news we also include content published in the past, before joining the Trust Project, if publishers are unable to update their archive.

 Editorial : Content based on opinion , which reconstructs the context of a story and defines in a ' interpretazone of the elements that characterize a particular subject. It promotes ideas and draws conclusions based on the author's interpretation of facts and data. Tell the public what the author thinks about the event or problem. Comments may include facts or quotations, but still reflect the author's opinions, personal preferences and conclusions.
 Analysis: The analysis is based on matters of national or international news, carried exploits ndo the author's experience and specific expertise to explain the facts, sometimes interpreting and drawing conclusions to its readers. It may include predictions of possible event evolutions based on experience. The analysis is based solely on factual reconstructions, although the author uses his or her skills on the subject to put the news in perspective and help the reader understand the event or issue. The analysis conforms to the general guidelines of a news report. Generally, an analysis follows or supports a report on the same topic.

The ethics of journalists

Renewabel Matter's journalists and contributors are required to comply with the self-regulatory code of Italian journalists.


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 Signed La Gerenza Direction Director in charge: Emanuele Bompan Central editor: Giorgia Marino Editor: Paola Fraschini