Letters: R, S
Rolling resistance The component of resistance to the advancement of a vehicle wholly attributable to the tyres.
SA 8000 An international standard developed by the CEPAA (Council of Economical Priorities Accreditation Agency) regarding respect for human rights, workers' rights, safeguarding against exploitation of minors and guarantees of health and safety at work.
SA 8000
Safety and Health at Work Management System Part of the global management system facilitating the handling of risks relating to health and safety at work associated with company's activities. This includes the organizational structure, the planning activities, the responsibilities, the practices, the procedures, the processes and the resources for the development, actuation, realization, revision and maintenance of the policy for health and safety at work.
Sipes Thin grooves, generally of an angular and closely paced pattern, cut into the tread of a tyre. They are designed to improve grip especially on smooth or wet road surfaces.
Stakeholders All those individuals or groups (literally holding a stake), who may have a significant interest in the organisation's operations, or whose actions may reasonably influence the organisation's ability to successfully implement its own strategies or reach its targets.
Steering Committee CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) It has the task of steering and co-ordinating group operations pertaining to Corporate Social Responsibility. It is composed of managers of: General Control and Administration Board, Public and Economic Business Management, Personnel Management, Health Safety and Environment Management (which also provides the Secretariat of the Committee).
Stranding The mechanical process of assembling brassed wires.
Sustainable development Development capable of satisfying the needs of current generations without compromising the capacity of future generations to satisfy their own. This type of development does not represent a state of preestablished harmony but rather a process of change in which the exploitation of resources, the pattern of investments and the institutional changes are rendered compatible with both the needs of the future and those of the present.