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.
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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.
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.

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Last revised: 24 Jul 2014