"The Pirelli Group recognizes the crucial importance of human resources, in the belief that the key to success in any business is the professional input of the people that work for it in a climate of fairness and mutual trust. The Pirelli Group safeguards health, safety and industrial hygiene in the workplace, both through management systems that are continually improving and developing and by promoting an approach to health and safety based on prevention and the effective handling of occupational risk. The Pirelli Group consider respect for workers' rights as fundamental to the business. Working relationships are managed placing particular emphasis on equal opportunity, on furthering each person's career development, and on turning their diversity to account by creating a multi-cultural working environment."
(Ethical Code – "Human Resources").
The above-mentioned principles are reiterated in the "Social Responsibility Group Policy for Occupational Health, Safety and Rights, and the Environment". The commitments taken by Pirelli through this Policy reflect not only the contents of the regulations above but also the SA8000® prescriptions , which for years has been the benchmark for Group social responsibility, and the United Nations Global Compact, of which Pirelli has been a member since 2004.
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The Pirelli Group safeguards health, safety and industrial hygiene in the workplace, both through management systems that are continually improving and developing and by promoting an approach to health and safety based on prevention and the effective handling of occupational risk.”
(Ethical Code – “Human Resources”).
The Pirelli Group pursues and supports compliance with internationally proclaimed human rights. Pirelli considers protection of the integrity, health and welfare of its employees and the environment as one of the primary needs to be satisfied in organizing and developing its activities.
The Pirelli Group is committed to:
— management of its activities by adopting occupational health, safety and rights and environmental policies in compliance with the highest international standards;
— the dissemination of occupational health, safety and labour rights and environmental information to its internal and external stakeholders, both by communicating with them and actively co-operating with national and international government and academic bodies;
— promoting use of the most advanced technologies to achieve excellence in occupational health and safety and environmental protection.
(Pirelli Group "Social Responsibility Policy for Occupational Health, Safety and Rights, and Environment")
"The Pirelli Group considers protection of employee safety, health and well - to be basic and general elements in defining its own strategies and objectives, in view of obtaining ever-more competitiveness on the global market on a long-lasting and sustainable basis."
(Pirelli Group "Quality Policy")
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 are certified according to this standard, with the exception of:
- the plant in Rome (United States), which in line with local legislation already has a management system comparable to the OHSAS 18001 standard. For this reason further certification would be in parallel, and of relative value;
- the two recently acquired Russian factories (Kirov and Voronezh);
- the recently completed factory in Silao, Mexico.
As scheduled, in 2012 certification was awarded to the production plant in Venezuela for the Tyre sector, and the certification process (integrated environmental and safety management system) concluded successfully for the Eco Technology plant in Romania (particulate filter sector).
In 2013 the procedures for certifying the safety management system in the new Russian plants will get under way, along with the procedures for certifying the environmental management system in the new Voronezh plant in Russia (the plant in Kirov already has ISO 14001 certification) and those for environmental and safety management in the plants in Silao (Mexico).
The Safety Management System implemented at the Pirelli Tyre production units has been developed on the basis of common procedures and guidelines drafted at corporate headquarters. This has enabled the use of a common language within the Group, in terms of the key elements of occupational safety management and a uniform shared mode of operations.
For more information about the numbers related to the accident Frequency Index and others, go to the OnLine Report.