"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.

In line with the Premium positioning strategy, in 2013 Pirelli updated its Global education model with a view to aligning skills, strengthening the overall knowledge management system and creating permanent education processes.

The new training model, called Training@Pirelli, allowed the globalisation of the training offer among all countries, opening it to the entire corporate population and at the same time achieving economies of scale and an increase in potential users. Training@Pirelli is characterised by being a globally organised and structured system which is nevertheless equipped to meet the needs that could emerge locally at any time in each of the countries in which Pirelli operates.

Pirelli’s training system is closely related to the Performance Management system (for further information, please see the paragraph on Development): in fact, during the annual and half-year interview with their Manager, priorities and training courses to be attended are defined on the basis of the offer in Training@Pirelli, described in a catalogue distributed to all employees through the training portal called Learning Lab.

In 2014, Pirelli’s training investment grew further, reaching an average of 8.2 days of training per capita the global level, and is constantly growing compared to the average of 7.2 days recorded in 2013 and of 5.1 recorded in 2012. For the second consecutive year the target set in the Industrial Plan that provided for the achievement of an average of 7 days per capita just in 2015 was exceeded

For more information about employer branding, training and development, please visit the integrated annual report.

Last Revised: 17 Jul 2015