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Pirelli “Green Sourcing” Policy

This is the Pirelli policy that regulates the Group’s purchasing, with a view to creating less impact on the environment

​Here is our commitment by which to further reduce our environmental footprint. It is called our Green Sourcing Policy and it carries the signature of chairman Marco Tronchetti Provera. It is an official document that describes our purchasing policy concerning all the goods and services we acquire: the addressees of this document are not only the company’s buyers, but all of us for use at times when we find ourselves in a position of activating the supply chain for an item or service acquired from outside a company.

We wish to acquire materials, goods and services the environmental footprint of which has less impact than the market average, considering all the phases of the cycle of life, and with particular attention to end-of-life management. For this reason, we are also encouraging our suppliers to integrate our policy into their purchasing model and along their supply chain.

Eleonora Pessina, Pirelli’s sustainability officer, says, “The policy dictates the fundamental principles of green sourcing, for the realisation of which the wording of specific guidelines is explicitly requested. The latter will take advantage of metrics, where possible, through the definition of internationally recognised measurement standards and, where not possible, through the definition of internal indicators. All of this is to monitor the level of effective implementation of the Green Sourcing Policy. In particular, Pirelli is moving towards the individualisation of supply areas for which it is possible to create common environmental requisites. With regard to this project, inter-functional working groups will be created, guided by the acquisition, quality and sustainability departments, with the possibility of direct involvement of eventual suppliers’ reputable representatives”.

Pirelli’s objective is to create its Green Sourcing Policy’s guidelines by the end of 2013.

The policy is available in 22 languages at the following link:

www.pirelli.com/corporate/en/sustainability/sust_develop/policies/green_sourcing/default.html