According to the motoring magazine Auto News, the Pirelli Cinturato P7 tyre is ‘The Best Balanced Tyre of the Year’. In particular, the Cinturato P7 distinguished itself for its road holding, stability, optimised tread pattern for low noise generation and the low emission of carbon during its production process.
The 20,201 kg of CO2 emitted in 2009 by activities at the Pirelli Test Centre at Vizzola Ticino will be fully compensated for as part of an improvement programme detected by the system of environmental management certified ISO 14001 of January 2005. Pirelli Tyre has stipulated an agreement with Lifegate to evaluate, reduce and compensate for the emissions generated at the test installation.
Pirelli will underwrite the creation and protection of 26,936 square metres of forest in Italy’s Ticino Park and 5,015 square metres in Madagascar. They will generate a carbon credit that will totally compensate for the emissions produced at Vizzola, the network of tracks used by Pirelli Test Department and the car manufacturers in tyre/car development work and by the racing driver school plus other organisers of events linked to the automotive world.
This initiative is part of the Impact Zero project of Lifegate, the first in Italy to firm up on the intentions of the Kyoto Protocol, quantifying the environmental impact of activities, companies, products and people and helping to reduce and compensate for CO2 emissions with the creation and protection of new forests in Italy and the rest of the world.
Workers, engineers, managers, and researchers are the stars of the company’s efforts. People who create, sell and innovate in order to manufacture the products of today and tomorrow.
It is to them that the photography exhibit ‘Workers’ is dedicated. The exhibit was organised by the Pirelli Foundation and depicts the entrepreneurial and technological soul of Pirelli’s Settimo Torinese facilities through the faces of the men and women who work there. Seventy faces will be on display from 12 September to 10 October at La Giardinera, Settimo Torinese, faces that show intelligence, energy and skill, as well as pride in the good work they do for Pirelli.
Workers The history and future of Pirelli in Settimo Torinese in the faces of those who make it
A Pirelli Foundation project
Photos by Carlo Furgeri Gilbert
La Giardinera, via Italia, 90 bis – Settimo Torinese
Thursday & Friday, 3pm to 7pm
Saturday & Sunday, 10am to 12 noon / 3pm to 7pm
Admission is free www.fondazionepirelli.org