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.
|OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER||Pirelli is one of the top ten most valuable Italian brands in the world: according to Interbrand, the Pirelli brand is worth 1.5 billion euros. "Accountability Rating" includes Pirelli as one of the 10 best Italian companies in terms of transparency and social responsibility. |
In China, Pirelli won the title of " Best Tyre Producer of the Year" and, again in China, Pirelli organised the first Chinese Suppliers' Conference. About 200 local companies were involved - producers of raw materials and spare parts, with the objective of promoting the Group's Code of Ethics and the values to adopt for social responsibility and environmental sustainability.
|A new generation of Pirelli "green" tyres will be born in China. This is the main result of the agreement reached between the Silvio Tronchetti Provera Foundation and China's University of Shandong. The agreement includes great synergies between Pirelli and the local community: university researchers will work for a year in close contact with Pirelli engineers to develop a range of tyres with low rolling resistance and able to appreciably reduce fuel consumption. |
A similar agreement has been signed by the Italian Ministry of the Environment and Peking Municipality to start a trial of the antiparticulate filters developed by Pirelli Eco Technology, able to remove over 95% of the polluting emissions of diesel engines, in the Chinese capital.
Pirelli achieves further recognition for its focus on CSR values: Vigeo, a European company specialised in evaluating company performance in sustainability and social responsibility, gave Pirelli full marks for "human rights", "environment" and "client suppliers"!
Pirelli succeeded the latest sustainability audit in the Financial tyres ethical indices, while the Dow Jones Sustainability Index confirms the Group as world leader in the "Autoparts and Tyres" sector for the second year running.
|Pirelli and other companies have developed a tool kit on " practicing gender equality in careers": the guide, presented in Brussels at the general Assembly of CSR Europe, describes best management practices for gender diversity. |
The Group attended the " Diversity at work" job meeting and, thanks to its sustainable activities, has received prestigious confirmation of its work in the ASPI and FTSE4Good sustainability indexes.
|JANUARY FEBRUARY MARCH||Pirelli is world leader in sustainability in the "Auto Parts and Tyres" sector This recognition comes from the SAM Group (Sustainable Asset Management), which, in its "Sustainability Yearbook 2008" also awards the Group "Gold Class Company" status. |
Sustainability as a strategic business asset is implemented in its participation in the " European Alliance for CSR", formalised early in 2007 and taken forward with active participation in European Laboratories for the Alliance.