“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.
The Pirelli Group also considers its relationship with European institutions – such as the European Commission, Council and Parliament – of fundamental importance to define general objectives and European Union policies. The monitoring of legislative activity and active participation in the decision-making process on issues of greatest interest to the Group (including transport and sustainable development, commercial policy, urban mobility, industrial policy and research) is of key importance.
For more information about Pirelli’s relationships with the PAs, please go to the online report.