Sustainability in Pirelli's history
With more than 140 years of industrial tradition and manufacturing experience with the most advanced technologies on an international scale, Pirelli has made a considerable contribution - within the bounds of its abilities and business responsibilities - to the development of products, technologies and management instruments that promote sustainable industrial development, while always pro-actively interacting with the socio-cultural context in which it operated.
Proud of the results achieved so far, Pirelli wishes to respond promptly to the increasing need of communication and discloses the information regarding its sustainability commitment and the company's results in terms of sustainable performance, in light of the ever-growing attention paid by investors to socially responsible companies.
|JUNE||The Foreign Policy Association (FPA) has awarded Pirelli Chairman and CEO Marco Tronchetti Provera the 2013 Social Responsibility Award for his ongoing endeavors in sustainability. Under Mr. Tronchetti’s leadership, Pirelli, one of the largest tire manufacturers in the world, has become a frontrunner in corporate social responsibility. In addition to a perfect score in the FTSE Global and European sustainability indexes, Pirelli has maintained a global sustainability leadership position for the sixth year in a row on the Dow Jones Sustainability World and Europe indexes. |
|APRIL||Our top suppliers received their awards at Bicocca on April 10th. Nine international companies that represent the best in the fields in which they operate, and are partners of fundamental importance to us. Quality, innovation, global presence, rapidity, sustainability, level of service: those are our criteria for evaluation. |
With the contribution of colleagues who use Italian company cars, on April 22nd, 2013 Earth Day, Pirelli has decided to compensate for their CO2 emissions produced by the mobility of its fleet through carbon credits generated by Project Bolivia. A direct result of the new car policy launched in December 2011, this initiative incentivizes the selection of vehicles that have less impact on the environment and supports a project safeguarding the forests and the people who live in the area concerned.
To get to know more about Project Bolivia: www.arbolivia.org
|MARCH||Pirelli Green Sourcing Policy regulates the Group’s purchasing, with a view to creating less impact on the environment. Here is our commitment by which to further reduce our environmental footprint. It carries the signature of Chairman Marco Tronchetti Provera. It is an official document that describes our purchasing policy concerning all the goods and services we acquire: the addressees of this document are not only the company’s buyers, but all of us for use at times when we find ourselves in a position of activating the supply chain for an item or service acquired from outside a company. |
On 13 March 2013, Pirelli hosted its ESG Investor Briefing, as part of a joint PRI-UN Global Compact initiative designed to improve company-investor communications on ESG information. Mr. Marco Tronchetti Provera, Chairman and CEO, Mr. Maurizio Sala, Head of Planning & Control Department and Filippo Bettini, Head of Sustainability & Risk Governance presented the company’s ESG value drivers.
Versalis (Eni) and Pirelli have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to kick off a joint research project for the use of guayule-based natural rubber in tire production. The research project will run over a period of three years. On an exclusivity basis, Versalis will provide an innovative range of guayule-based natural rubber materials, while Pirelli will carry out trial tests to validate the performance of the materials for tire production.
On March 22nd, World Water Day, Pirelli carried out a research about water use in its factories in Brazil. Comparing 2006 with 2012 figures, there was a saving of 11.6% in water consumption index in m³ / Ton Finished Product.
|FEBRUARY||Pirelli & C. Ambiente SpA and Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc. announced on February 20th the signing of an agreement to form a joint venture company to market and sell emissions control products for both gasoline and diesel applications in Europe and the CIS countries. Through the joint venture, CDTi and Pirelli aim to consolidate their leadership in supplying solutions to control polluting emissions for the on-road and off-road heavy and light duty markets, both in the Original Equipment and After Market segments. In addition, the two companies intend to enhance the synergies deriving from the joint venture through eventual joint initiatives. The agreement entails the supply to the joint venture of silicon carbide substrates by Pirelli & C. Eco Technology RO (Romania) and emission control solutions by CDTi.|
|JANUARY||In the factory at Meleiro, a city in the south of the country noted for its cultivation of rice, Pirelli is developing and using a process for the extraction of silica, essential to tyre production, from rice chaff. The Economist, in an article devoted to Pirelli, pointed out the environmental benefits derived from the use of a substance such as rice chaff. |
The agreement with the Italian Ministry of the Environment for the reduction of tyre production’s impact on the environment has been renewed. As a result new production methodologies and technologies capable of respecting the environment even more will be experimented with and tested. Marco Tronchetti Provera said: “The signing testifies to our commitment to the realization of an industrial model of sustainable growth through the development of avant-garde technologies that will enable us to improve quality of life while fully respecting the environment”.
For the sixth consecutive year, Pirelli has been declared the ‘Autoparts and Tyres’ sector leader in sustainability at a world level and a Gold Class Company in the prestigious 2013 Sustainability Yearbook published by RobecoSAM in collaboration with KPMG. Their Sustainability Yearbook is one of the most complete and authoritative reference instruments for sustainability finance operators. It only includes the world’s top sustainability-scoring companies, amounting to 15% of those companies belonging to no fewer than 58 sectors assessed by the RobecoSAM within the Dow Jones Sustainability Assessment..
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