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.
|AUGUST||On 2nd August in Shanghai, the magazine Motor Trend awarded to on our Cinturato P1 the ‘2012 Environmentally Friendly Tyre of China’ title, attributing to the tyre totally unique characteristics of efficiency and sustainability. |
During voting, issues were examined such as how the tyre can carry out an important role in reducing harmful emissions and how the tyre manufacturers can optimise their ethical and social responsibility practices to best help a ‘sustainable circulation’ of traffic.
|JUNE||On 19th June, during the RIO+20 United Nations International Conference for Sustainable Development, Pirelli presented a number of projects which will be implemented in Brazil in cooperation with the Italian Ministry for the Environment and Tutelage of Land and Sea together with the Brazilian state of San Paolo, to analyze and reduce the climate impact resulting from car tyre production at its Campinas plant. |
By 2015, the sustainability targets call for a reduction of both specific energy consumption and specific CO2 emissions of 15% and a reduction of 70% in the specific drawing of water compared with 2009.
|MARCH||The March 2012 revision of the Financial Times FTSE4Good share indexes for responsible investment conducted by the independent EIRIS agency has given Pirelli 99 points out of 100, yet another step up on the 97 points of March 2011. |
Pirelli, which has been in the FTSE4Good indexes since 2002, has also been reconfirmed as the only Italian company in the Automobile&Parts sector to feature in the indexes.
The FTSE4Good indexes only include companies which, on the basis of independent evaluations carried out by the British agency EIRIS, respond to the stringent criteria of sustainable economic, social and environmental performance.
|JANUARY||During its “Sustainability Day”, on January 23rd, Pirelli signed a voluntary agreement with the Ministry for the Environment and Land and Sea Protection to reduce the climate impact deriving from the activities relative to the production and use of its tyres. The agreement was signed by Minister Corrado Clini and Pirelli Chairman Marco Tronchetti Provera during the “Driving Sustainability: a safe road to the future” international conference. |
The first Pirelli Truck Safety Day took place on 27th January. The objective was to demonstrate that safety for trucks also means using the most suitable tyres, especially in winter conditions.
Tyre dealers, fleet managers and the press from Italy, Germany, Austria and Switzerland witnessed a range of comparative tests between the winter W:01 and ‘summer’ H88 tyres. Guests were also able to verify the data transmitted by sensors fitted inside the tyres with Cyber Fleet.
At the beginning of the year, Pirelli was declared the ‘Autoparts and Tyres’ sector leader in sustainability at a world level and a Gold Class Company in the prestigious 2012 Sustainability Yearbook published by the SAM Group, a Swiss asset management company focused on sustainable and responsible investment for the evaluation used for admission to the Dow Jones sustainability indexes. Their Sustainability Yearbook is one of the most complete and authoritative reference instruments for sustainability finance operators.