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.


In an international context in which social, environmental and economic expectations are increasingly high, Pirelli reaffirms its commitment on CSR issues with the appointment of a Corporate Social Responsibility Steering Committee , enforced by the Chairman and established at top managers level with the responsibility for guidance and supervision of CSR evolution within the Group.
  The new "Policy for Health, Safety, Environment and Social Responsibility" is signed by the Chairman.

The Policy further reinforces the right balance between sustainability and the group's industrial development. As well as referring to the principle of sustainable development, the Policy brings together in a single document and in an integrated way the earlier policies relating to the Environment (the "Pirelli Policy for the Environment" was published in July 1995 and updated in September 2000) and to the Safety at work (In September 1995 Pirelli's Executive Deputy Chairman redefined the "Policy for Safety at Work", which considers the protection of the integrity, health and welfare of group employees at work as one of the primary needs to be respected in organizing its activity).
Pirelli formalizes its adhesion to the UN Global Compact

An international network under the aegis of the United Nations agencies that is intended to promote responsible corporate citizenship in such a way as to permit the business world to contribute to finding solutions to the challenges of globalization.
Through a letter to the Secretary General of the United Nations, in 2004 Pirelli has formalized its commitment to uphold the "ten principles" relating to human rights, labour, the environment and the fight against corruption.
These universally shared principles derive from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Labour Organization's Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development and the United Nations Convention Against Corruption.
  SA 8000 is defined as reference standard for Pirelli Group Corporate Social Responsibility

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Last revised: 24 Jul 2014