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.
|Road safety is a priority for Europe", confirmed Francesco Gori, CEO of Pirelli Tyre and General Manager of Tyre and Parts, who took part, in his capacity as Chairman of ETRMA – European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers Association – in the international conference on road safety, held at the European Commission in Brussels on 2 December 2009 Francesco Gori's speech focused on the fundamental role of the tyre, the only point of contact between the vehicle and the road: "Checking the pressure, and the use of winter tyres and approved tyres are among the crucial components for travelling in safety". |
Pirelli Tyre and Parts has joined the Copenhagen Communiqué, the initiative promoted by the British organization the Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders' Group on Climate Change and supported by over 500 companies worldwide. The commitment's objective is to develop new policies – in particular to control CO2 emissions – as a response to the urgent issue of climate change. The Copenhagen Communiqué was presented at the subsequent United Nations Conference on the climate, planned in Copenhagen from 7 December onwards. Pirelli Tyre and Parts, together with Enel and Telecom, is among the Italian signatories of the paper, a testimony to the Group's commitment to a sustainable environment. ( www.copenhagencommunique.com)
Pirelli is growing in the renewable energy sector. Thanks to the agreement signed between Ambiente and Global Cleantech Capital (GCC), Pirelli Ambiente controls all the share capital of Solar Utility. Founded in 2007, Solar Utility has to date operated as a joint venture of Pirelli Ambiente and GCC, a private equity fund specialised in investment in clean energy, to make joint investments in the photovoltaic sector. Under the agreement, worth about 8 million euro, Pirelli Ambiente will take over GCC's holding, and thus will gain complete control of the company.
The Pirelli HSE campus celebrated its first year of activity in Yanzhou, home of Pirelli's China plant. In twelve months, the higher training school guaranteed 100 hours of internships in five plants located all over the world: Izmit (Turkey), Carlisle (UK), Settimo Torinese and Bollate (Itay), and. lastly, Yanzhou (China).
100 million euro loan for Pirelli. The European Investment Bank (EIB) have signed a loan agreement for 100 million euros to support Pirelli group research and development projects for the period 2009-2-12. The loan is earmarked to support research and development in Italy and abroad to reduce the environmental impact of tyres, improving their performance and safety standards by identifying new materials and components.
Pirelli was one of the first Italian businesses to sign up to the Charter for equal opportunities and equality at work. The commitment was formalised in Milan, at the headquarters of Asslombarda, in the presence of Diana Bracco, Chair of the Fondazione Sodalitas, and Maurizio Sacconi, Minister of Work, Health and Social Policy. The Charter for equal opportunities and equality at work is a declaration of intent for the dissemination of a business culture and human resource policies that are free of discrimination and prejudice, and capable of valuing talents in all their diversity.
|For the seventh consecutive year, Pirelli is confirmed in the six-monthly review of the FTSE4Good World and STOXX, the Financial times sustainability ratings that measure company performance in terms of the international standards for economic, social and environmental responsibility. British agency EIRIS, which compiles the tables for the Financial Times, assessed sustainable supply chain management, rules of ethical conduct, arrangements for risk prevention and management, management of environmental impacts and relations with shareholders, among other company characteristics. |
In China, Pirelli's antiparticulate filter business is growing, thanks to its partnership with the Hixih Group, which will lead to the construction of a new plant in Yanzhou. Moreover, the company has signed agreements with the Peking municipal authorities for the installation of filter's on the capital's buses. The three agreements were signed in Peking by the Italian Ministry of the Environment and the Chinese Ministry for Environmental Protection in the presence of Italian Minister Stefania Prestigiacomo, the Chinese authorities and the chairman of the Pirelli Group, Marco Tronchetti Provera.
As a Partner, Pirelli supports the "Healthy Workplaces" campaign of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OHSA).
The Agency operates in over 30 European countries, and has created a book and information materials distributed in all the official languages of the European Union. The theme of the 2009 campaign is "Risk Assessment", with the aim of promoting a participatory approach to risk assessment, based on the consultation and involvement of everyone in the workplace, and the identification of hazards, also by means of actual knowledge of the working conditions and situations that produce adverse effects on the workers.
For the third consecutive year, Pirelli is the world leader in its industrial sector (Autoparts and Tyres) in the Dow Jones sustainability indices. This is the result of the 2009 review of the Dow Jones sustainability index by the SAM Group, in which Pirelli continues to be included in both the DJSI WORLD index and the European DJSI STOXX index.
Francesco Gori, Chairman of ETRMA and CEO of Pirelli Tyre, and Fazilet Cinaralp, Secretary General of ETRMA, presented the Rapporto 2008 -2009 di European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers Association. The centre of the debate of the summit, focused on ecosustainability, energy saving and environmental protection was the search for new eco-compatible materials, and the introduction of technological innovations for lower environmental impact and the production of increasingly green tyres.
|Pirelli confirms its leadership in the "green" tyres sector: the revolutionary regional R: 01, that anticipates the introduction of new environmental standards, and the new Cinturato P7, the first ecological tyre for the high end of the market, make their debut. The launch event at Nardò was a Zero Impact one. |
Pirelli's commitment to eco-sustainable mobility comes to fruition in an agreement with the Portuguese government to start testing Pirelli Eco Technology filters on the public transport vehicles of Lisbon and Oporto. And Feelpure filters are close to homologation on the Chinese market.
Detailed evidence of the sustainable approach adopted by the Group is provided in the Fourth Sustainability Report published by Pirelli.
|JANUARY FEBRUARY MARCH||Pirelli Tyre is the best tyre manufacturer of 2009. The creation of innovative materials and the development of ecological solutions were the key elements in Pirelli Tyre's achievement of the "Manufacturer of the Year " award. The prize is also an acknowledgement of the success of "iChange" the first zero emission supercar in history, developed jointly by Pirelli and Switzerland's Rinspeed. |
Pirelli's concern for the environment has led to wholly self-financed incentives to stimulate the purchase of "green" eco-compatible tyres, and the green project that has started in the US, with the official supply of Pirelli tyres for the first "carbon free" motor racing competition in the world.
The comments by Pirelli chairman Marco Tronchetti Provera to the parliamentarians of the Chambers Transport Commission also focussed on environmental issues: Replacement of all the tyres used in Italy is the most effective tool to promote greater road safety and greater respect for the environment".
The "Sustainability Yearbook 2009" award rates Pirelli top of the "auto and tyre accessories" sector.
In Romania the first "Best Investor" prize was awarded to Pirelli Eco Technology, which, after the marketing launch of Feelpure filters in Germany, the United Kingdom and Benelux, has also won the tender to supply ecological filtering systems to the vehicles of Sita, European leader in waste collection.