PRODUCTS

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Our environmental commitment
applied to the entire value chain

Environmental, social and economic sustainability,
the best long-term strategy for our business.
A journey, not just a goal.

We have always been directly committed to reducing the environmental impact of processes and products. To date sustainable management has been fully integrated in all our activities with all our stakeholders.

Sustainable management of the supply chain is for us one of the more important and potentially most relevant activities. Our commitment towards observance of environmental and social ethical principles is reflected and amplified not only in our immediate work but also in that of the entire value chain of which we are part.

2012: Green Sourcing Policy

The Pirelli approach to environmental management is set forth in accordance with the United Nations Global Compact, of which Pirelli has been an active member since 2004, and pursuant to the "Rio Declaration on Environment and Development".
These principles have become an integral part of the Group Sustainability Policies according to which Pirelli undertakes, inter alia, to assess and reduce the environmental impact of its own activities and products throughout their life cycle, as well as to use materials and natural resources responsibly, with a view to contributing to sustainable growth for the environment and future generations.

With this Green Sourcing Policy, Pirelli seeks further to reduce the company's environmental footprint related to the sourcing of materials, products and services.

Pirelli aims to buy materials, products and services whose environmental footprint can be proved to have a lower impact than the equivalent market average, considering all phases of the life cycle of any sourced material and focusing in particular on end-of-life management, in accordance with the Zero Waste to Landfill philosophy.

This policy will be implemented by means of specific internal operating guidelines for each sourcing and purchasing area.

The concepts of Reduction, Reuse and Recovery are integrated in the Pirelli Sourcing Model for materials, products and services, including the design of what is conceived in-house but outsourced for manufacturing.

Pirelli aims to maximize the benefits of this Green Sourcing policy by encouraging its Suppliers to apply it to their own sourcing process and throughout their own supply chain.

This policy is published and distributed to all Pirelli Affiliates in their local language.

THE CHAIRMAN
MARCO TRONCHETTI PROVERA

The Green Sourcing policy has the dual aim of:

  • providing stimuli and incentives for environmental awareness throughout the supply chain;

  • encouraging decisions which can reduce the environmental impact of our work of procurement of goods and services.

Our Green Sourcing policy has a high pragmatic and deliberately non-generalist content, based on key concepts such as:

1LIFE
CYCLE

this is the only approach we choose to follow in order to be able to decide on the basis of complete and thorough analysis

2REDUCTION
REUSE AND
RECOVERY

the macro categories that determine the methods of reducing the impact of goods or services.

The perimeter of our ECO-system

We take into consideration the maximum environmental efficiency on a sustainable basis both within our company perimeter and in the activities of sourcing goods or services.

Hence the need to create two types of guidelines, aimed at:

  • employees

  • suppliers

GREEN SOURCING

Policy

GREEN ENGINEERINGGuidelines

States the environmental requirements we set for our employees in relation to that which they design.

GREEN PURCHASINGGuidelines

States the environmental requirements we set for our suppliers when purchasing goods or services.

2013: Green Engineering guidelines

GREEN SOURCING
Policy

GREEN ENGINEERING
Guidelines

Logistics

Raw materials

CAPEX

OPEX

LOGISTICS
The in-house guidelines were created specifically for every sourcing category.

Next step:
Green Purchasing guidelines

A project aimed at creating tools for measuring the environmental performance of our supply chain.
A virtuous circle of spreading culture and awareness throughout the value chain.
Green Sourcing is now being seen as a pole of attraction towards environmental schemes arising from different sides of our supply chain.