The International Mobility Policy, of considerable strategic value in the development of leadership within the Company, deserves special attention.
About half of current Pirelli management and senior management personnel have had one or more significant work experiences in a foreign country, which represents a strategic value for internationalisation in the development of leadership.
Over the past decade, an average of about 250 people per year, including executives, managers and white collar employees of different nationalities and cultures have exchanged know-how, developed their professional skills and exploited new managerial opportunities, thereby contributing to the creation of truly international Group.
Many aspects of the global labour market have imposed a more flexible approach to the international framework that can readily satisfy organisational and individual requirements.
With this aim in mind, a thorough audit was carried out in 2008 on processes and practises adopted for international mobility, leading to a proposal for general revision of Group policy.
The new international mobility policy was introduced worldwide in June 2009.
This new policy substantially revised all possible cases of foreign assignments, regulating the different scenarios in a uniform manner.
At December 31, 2011, the aggregate expatriate population was 220 persons, with 74% consisting of non-executive employees. 15% of them were women, representing 16 different nationalities and transferred to 29 different countries on all five continents.