“Relations between the Pirelli Group and public authorities at local, national, and supranational levels are characterized by full and active cooperation, transparency, and due recognition of their mutual independence, economic targets, and the values in this Code”.
(Ethical Code – The Wider Community)
The far-flung nature of Pirelli Group industrial and economic interests demands extensive articulation of institutional relations at the national and international levels. For Pirelli, the establishment of stable relations with institutional authorities, always characterised by maximum transparency and mutual cooperation, represents a natural condition in all countries where it operates.
To guarantee an approach consistent with Group requirements, special attention is devoted to analysis, not only of statutory and administrative issues but also the evolution of governmental conditions in the many areas where Pirelli operates industrial plants.
In Italy, the Group interacts in a system of relations involving numerous institutional bodies. At the parliamentary level, it monitors all legislation having an impact on the Group. It devotes special attention to the activities of the principal standing committees in the lower house of Parliament and in the Senate, and contributes information to lawmakers during the bill drafting process. At the governmental level, Pirelli cultivates on-going relations with the Prime Minister’s Office and the Ministers of Economic Development, Transport, Environment, Labour and Foreign Affairs. During meetings with ministerial officials the greatest attention was devoted to projects for the re-industrialisation of national territory, procedures promoting road safety, employment, and various financing opportunities for investment, scientific and technological research.
Pirelli also considers its relations with European Union institutions to be of key importance, dedicating special attention to them. In this context as well, continuous dialogue with the European Commission, the European Council and the European Parliament is conducted in the form of legislative analyses and concerns a broad range of issues that run from transport to environmental policies, and internal market or international trade issues. Pirelli represents Group interests to stakeholders, contributing to the formation of adequate and informed legislative decisions, while always guaranteeing an approach based on maximum transparency, fairness and collaboration with institutional representatives.
At the local level, Pirelli devotes special attention to relations with governmental bodies in the regions where Pirelli has a presence with its manufacturing plants.
For more information about Pirelli’s relationships with the PAs, please go to the online report.