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PIRELLI: A DEVELOPMENT STORY FROM EGYPT

Pirelli and the Egyptian government sign with the Social Fund for Development an agreement to build 35 tyre service centres.

On 13 July, Pirelli Egypt and the Social Fund for Development signed a two million euro agreement to open 35 tyre service centres for commercial and private vehicles in Egypt. With this agreement, we want to give young local entrepreneurs the opportunity to start their own business, supported by the professionalism and educational activities of a large international company such as Pirelli.

Younes Al-Alaoui – Managing Director of Pirelli Egypt – emphasized also the sustainable aspects resulting from this agreement: the cooperation between Pirelli and the Egyptian government to meet an important challenge such as the fight against unemployment by creating new jobs, developing qualified professionals, supporting the social and economic development of the local communities through certain key elements such as training and education is the proof that the operations between institutions and the private sector can yield effective results.

Soha Soliman – Secretary General of the Social Fund for Development – expressed all his appreciation for how Pirelli contributed to the efforts and the plans of the Egyptian government to create new job opportunities for the youngest individuals.


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FRANKFURT STOCK EXCHANGE: PIRELLI RECEIVED TOP SUSTAINABILITY RATING AT SECTOR AUTOMOTIVE SUPPLIER

The sector automotive supplier is led by Pirelli. On a 100 points maximum possible result, the tyre manufacturer received 99.60 points in the category Environmental sustainability, 99.0 points in the category Social and 97.80 points in the category Corporate Governance. No other company in that sector obtained comparable top values.

The ratings are based on the assessment performed by Sustainalytics and on DVFA’s (Deutscher Verband der Finanzanalysten) published standard “KPIs for ESG 3.0“. The analysis is based on approximately 100 ESG indicators, covering the fields of environment (E for environment), social responsibility (S for Social) and governance (G for governance).

In order to assesses the sustainability of company’s activities and determine the key indicators, Sustainalytics uses a wide variety of sources, such as corporate communications, corporate websites, media reports, information from so-called NGO’s – non-government organizations, government agencies and direct dialogue with the company itself. Internal Quality Management contributes to consistency and ensures the quality of the analysis. In the area of environment, companies are examined in terms of their ecological footprint, such as whether environmental factors are integrated in the development of products and services, or whether the procurement is sustainable.

The complex social issues related to the company’s relationship with its customers, sup-pliers, employees and the society in general. The philanthropic and social activities of the company are also considered here.

When it comes to corporate governance, compliance with the own strategies, business ethics and communication transparency are considered.

The Frankfurt Stock Exchange regularly publishes sustainability indicators to provide investors the opportunity to support responsible company management.


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PIRELLI PARTNERS EU-OSHA “HEALTHY WORKPLACES, MANAGE STRESS” CAMPAIGN

Pirelli has officially adhered to the Healthy Workplaces, Manage Stress” Campaign, launched by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA).

The long-lasting relationship between Pirelli and EU-OSHA started in 2008-2009 with the “Risk Assessment” campaign and continued with the following campaigns in 2010-2011 and 2012-2013, respectively named “Safe Maintenance” and “Working Together for Risk Prevention”.

At the core of the “Healthy Workplaces, Manage Stress” Campaign there are psychosocial risks and work-related stress, in which Pirelli  is constantly active promoting a healthy work environment where employees feel valued and psychosocial risks are properly managed and tackled.

On this, inside the “Excellence in Safety” program already launched in all Pirelli’s industrial plants and developed with DuPont Sustainable Solutions, there’s a description of the stress phenomenon and its effects; in details, it is highlighted how all the activities developed by the Program, such as improvement of the organisational structure, clarity of tasks and roles, workers empowerment and improved communications, can guarantee an adequate work environment which is also safer and more stimulating for workers’ wellbeing.

This program is consistent with the continuous promotion of Safety Culture, which is considered by Pirelli a core element at the basis of a responsible and sustainable growth.

For more information on the 2014-2015 “Healthy Workplaces, Manage Stress” Campaign, please visit the official website of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work.