“Suppliers and outside workers play a key role in improving the competitiveness of the business. While seeking the keenest competitive edge, the Group bases it relations with suppliers and outside workers on fairness, impartiality, and ensuring equal opportunities for all parties concerned. The Pirelli Group requires that its suppliers and outside workers comply with the principles and rules in this Code.”
(Ethical Code – Suppliers and Outside Workers).
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Sustainability is fully integrated in the relationships between Pirelli and its suppliers. In compliance with the Group Ethical Code and the “Occupational Health, Safety, Environment and Social Responsibility” Policy, Pirelli has developed the necessary procedures in view of continuous improvement to assess and select suppliers and subcontractors according to their commitment to economic, social and environmental responsibility. In accordance with the objective set for 2011, all Pirelli buyers were trained and given in-service training on the best sustainable management practices applicable to the supply chain.
Sustainability clauses of contract.
Since 2008, sustainability clauses have been systematically included in contracts and purchase orders for goods and/or services and/or works, both with private suppliers and with the Public Administration (or entities/ companies controlled by them) or NGOs worldwide.
These clauses were revised in 2011, in view of summary simplification, while maintaining the key elements of social and environmental responsibility and business ethics that are currently included, and providing for audits by Pirelli.