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.
|NOVEMBER||On Tuesday and Wednesday, the 22nd and 23rd November, Bilbao, in Spain, played host to an engrossing event, the summit on safety and health in the workplace and, more especially, on safe maintenance. One of the companies able to can claim merit in this connection was Pirelli, which emphasized the importance of HSE (Health, Safety and Environment), thanks to which accidents at work, sickness, and environmental mishaps have been halved. In Pirelli about 20,000 people in 13 countries were involved in this initiative. |
Lifegate, as part of the Impatto zero® project, allocated Pirelli Tyre 5,657 sq m of woodland growing in the Parco Rio Vallone and 5,829 sq m of woodland in Costa Rica. In one year this forested area can offset 100% of all CO2 emission generated in 2010 by the Vizzola race track.
In London, on Wednesday 9th November, Pirelli unveiled its Industrial Plan and its vision looking forward to 2015. In the period 2012-14 the Pirelli economic, social, and environmental sustainability plan already started in 2011 will move up a gear. The main aims of the plan are: process and product innovation directed both at personal safety and environmental protection; the extension of the Pirelli sustainable business management model to new industrial operations that become part of the Group; a commitment to developing customer road safety education into a “safety mindset” that claims wider cultural acceptance; bringing out the best in its own personnel as well as investing heavily in training.
|OCTOBER||Pirelli signed the Corporate Leaders’ Group on Climate Change, the programme originated at Cambridge University with the aim of bringing together the biggest businesses in Great Britain, Europe, and internationally that share the conviction that new long-term policies are indispensable for tackling climate change. |
|SEPTEMBER||Pirelli gave its support to a community building project in Japan by contributing to the funding of so-called mobile libraries that offer a focus for children in areas sorely affected by the earth quake. Thanks to the ‘My Time for Japan’ campaign about 30,000 people have been able to read, browse through, and borrow books through these mobile book-lending services. |
In the Autoparts & Tires industry Pirelli retained its status as a world leader in Sustainability. This is the fifth consecutive year it has claimed the distinction. The ranking emerges from the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes for the World and Europe.
|JULY||he shareholding structure of GWM Renewable Energy II (Gwm Re II), the vehicle which controls the renewable energy activities of the GWM Group, is strengthened. Pirelli Ambiente, through its subsidiary Solar Utility, takes a 16.87% stake in the organization and the Intesa Sanpaolo Group takes a 12.5% stake. GWM Renewable Energy I will hold the remaining 70.63%. |
|APRIL||In a world in which resources are becoming ever more scarce and the population ever more numerous, the common objective must be sustainable growth. The most recent example of an innovative product from the point of view of reduced energy consumption is the brand new Cinturato P1, launched by Pirelli in March. |
In the first official tests, the Cinturato P1 made its mark immediately in terms of fuel savings and reduced noise. Still under the “green” profile, thanks to the 15% weight reduction and innovative technological solutions, the new tyre reduces rolling resistance by up to 25% which, in terms of consumption and polluting emissions, means a saving of up to 5%.
For the tenth consecutive year, Pirelli finds itself in the indices of socially responsible investments by the Financial Times, that is in the FTSE4Good – FTSE Global and FTSE4Good Europe.
In the six-month review of the indices that measure corporate performance in terms of compliance with international standards of economic, social and environmental responsibility, Pirelli is the only Italian company in the Automobile&Parts sector.
|MARCH||Pirelli signs an agreement with Sibur Holding which identifies the assets to transfer to the joint venture being formed between Pirelli and Russian Technologies, by November 2011, at the Kirov facility, whose current production capacity is over 7 million pieces for the Car and Light Truck sector. A commitment to transfer further assets should bring the joint venture's production to 11 million pieces by 2014. The transfer of these assets will take place against a total payment of 222 million euros, with a commitment shared pro-quota between the partners and a disbursement of 55 million euros in 2011 and 167 million euros in 2012. |
In Brazil Pirelli launches a new initiative on behalf of local communities and the environment. It is called “Cineco”, which means ecological cinema, and is a project that intends to promote the spread of the cinematographic culture by combing art and ecology.
The three schools of Balladère and Anse-à-Pitre, rebuilt thanks to funds raised by Pirelli and its employees, are ready and the 4,000 children are already sitting back at their desks.
Pirelli has been declared, for the fourth consecutive year, the Leader in sustainability at the world level in the “Autoparts and Tyres” Sector and by the Gold Class Company in the prestigious Sustainability Yearbook 2011, edited by SAM Group in cooperation with Pricewaterhouse Coopers.
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