In both its business and corporate activities, Pirelli integrates Social Responsibility in its management of any issues with social and ethical impact.
In its application of the first principle of the Social Responsibility Policy for Occupational Health, Safety and Rights, and Environment, Pirelli is very active in the field of Management Systems that it uses to improve the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of its processes and further reduce their impact on employee health, work safety conditions and the external environment.
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SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
A Safety Management System organised and certified to meet OHSAS 18001:2007 standards has long been in operation at Pirelli Tyre S.p.A. (which also comprises steel cord production plants).
Beginning in 2011 another step was taken to improve the level of transparency in the quality certification system. Consequently, although the current management systems were already in perfect compliance with the OHSAS 18001 standard, since 2011 all certificates have been issued with the SAS international accreditation (SAS is the Swiss Accreditation Service, which assesses and accredits compliance assessment bodies – laboratories, inspection and certification bodies – in accordance with international rules).
All Pirelli Tyre production sites operating at December 31, 2011 are certified pursuant to OHSAS 18001, except for the Guacara plant in Venezuela, which is currently being certified after having passed the first step. The Rome plant has not been certified yet since the management system applied pursuant to local law is comparable to application of the OHSA18001 standard. This would render certification a parallel activity of only relative importance.
More information on OHSAS 18001 Standard
EUROPEAN REGULATION NO. 1907/2006 (REACH)
All raw materials and auxiliary products used at Group operating units are carefully analysed before they can be used. The purpose is to identify any criticalities that substances or compounds might pose, thereby posing a risk for human health and/or the environment. The process adopted by Pirelli extends the requirements and restrictions imposed by European standards – e.g. Regulation (EC) no. 1272/2008 on the new harmonised classification and labelling system, Regulation (EC) no. 1907/2006 known as the “REACh
Monitoring of the producers and suppliers of raw materials used by the Group continues, especially as part of registration of thesesubstances by Producers / Distributors / Importers pursuant to the “REACh” Regulation.
More information on REACh Regulation