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Pirelli Global Industry Leader in Sustainability




This year, Pirelli received a Gold Class Award and achieved first place worldwide in the Auto Component industry in RobecomSAM’s 2018 Sustainability Yearbook, which saw the assessment of 2,479 companies from all over the world, obtaining a score of 83 points, compared to an average score of 42.

Every year since 2004, The Sustainability Yearbook has listed the world’s most sustainable companies in each industry as determined by their score in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.

The assessment uses various criteria to rate companies, evaluating them based on their capacity to innovate, attract and cultivate talent, improve efficiency and interact with other industries, and also their transparency in finance, taxation and corporate governance, as well as on their social and environmental impact. These are only some of the criteria that RobecoSAM, the company which assess the annual Dow Jones Sustainability Index, takes into consideration when compiling its Sustainability Yearbook.

Aris Prepoudis, CEO of RobecoSAM enthusiastically stated: “I offer my warmest congratulations to Pirelli for being awarded a Gold Class medal in the 2018 Sustainability Yearbook. The companies included in the Yearbook are the most sustainable in the world and are helping to make the UN Sustainable Development Goals ever more achievable.”

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The fourth edition of the Project saw the participation of six teams coming from El Karnak, Abu Sinbil, El Salam, El Hazira, El Mesiry and El Waqqad, which presented, between November 1st 2016 and January 1st 2017, innovative projects using recycled materials and a limited budget.

There were no further rules leaving full space for creativity, initiative and improvisation. The projects were assessed by 10 judges from Pirelli and non-participating villages that based their evaluation on before and after pictures, visits and interviews with population, taking account of nine criteria’s: innovation, efficiency of waste usage, encouraging other community members, solving existing problems, number of beneficiaries, project evaluation from beneficiaries’ point of view, quality, number & size of projects, safety measures.

The final result was outstanding. The three most appreciated projects – El Salam, El Waqqad, El Kamak – were awarded in a Ceremony held on February 15th in Alexandria.

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AIRI (Italian Association for Industrial Research) has awarded Pirelli the “Oscar Masi for Innovation” award whose main subject for 2016 was “innovative products and processes in line with future smart manufacturing”.

The award was handed over to Pirelli’s researchers Gianni Mancini and Vincenzo Boffa, who have been working for four years to the project “Prototype CVA: Automatic Visual Control of the tyre”.

The project was born in Pirelli’s R&D laboratories in Milan and has seen the important collaboration of the University of Bologna and of the Turin Polytechnic.

The CVA is an automatic system of product’s analysis which uses innovative technologies of artificial vision and automation to assess potential defects of the final product.

Pirelli has developed the algorithms necessary to elaborate images and see potential defects, introducing a really interesting innovation which could be very useful in a process which today can only be made manually.

Pirelli’s CEO Mr. Tronchetti Provera stated: “this award is an incentive for our researchers to continue creating advanced solutions, is an incentive for the Group to continue with research in collaboration with the most prestigious universities and research centers and is also an incentive for the Country to always consider research as the driver of growth and innovation”.