Internal Community

Internal Community

“Group companies recognise the central importance of human resources in the believe that the key to the success of any business is the professional contribution of the people that work for it, in a climate of fairness and mutual trust. Group companies shall safeguard health and safety in the workplace and consider respect for worker’s rights as fundamental to the business. Working relationships are managed with a view to guaranteeing equal opportunities and promoting the personal development of each employee” (excerpt from Article 6 of the Ethical Code - Human Resources).

For detailed information on the Real Estate Sector, whose sustainability performance is addressed in this report, please consult the Pirelli Real Estate SpA Sustainability Report, which can be found on the website www.pirellire.com.

Workforce breakdown
 

Tyre

Pre

Pbs

Other *

Business

Other **

TOTAL

2008

Executives

241

143

9

14

57

464

Impiegati

5,109

1,324

101

105

472

7,111

Blue-collar

23,251

91

3

128

8

23,481

TOTAL

28,601

1,558

113

247

537

31,056

2007

Executives

250

216

15

16

67

564

White-collar

5,135

1,954

166

66

536

7,857

Blue-collar

21,839

522

15

13

13

22,402

TOTAL

27,224

2,692

196

95

616

30,823

2006

Executives

210

194

15

9

89

517

White-collar

4,946

1,401

145

41

1,262

7,795

Blue-collar

20,013

269

6

2

15

20,305

TOTAL

25,169

1,864

166

52

1,366

28,617

delta 2008 vs 2007

Executives

-9

-73

-6

-2

-10

-100

White-collar

-26

-630

-65

39

-64

-746

Blue-collar

1,412

-431

-12

115

-5

1,079

TOTAL

1,377

-1,134

-83

152

-79

233

DELTA 2008 vs 2006

Executives

31

-51

-6

5

-32

-53

White-collar

163

-77

-44

64

-790

-684

Blue-collar

3,238

-178

-3

126

-7

3,176

TOTAL

3,432

-306

-53

195

-829

2,439

* OTHER BUSINESSES include the workforce of the companies: Pirelli & C Ambiente S.p.A., Pirelli Eco Technology and PZero Moda

** OTHER includes the workforce of corporate companies and the Service Centres

Workforce geographical breakdown
 

Tyre

Pre

Pbs

Other *

Business

Other

TOTAL

2008

Europe

11,830

1,558

111

247

523

14,269

North America

265

0

0

0

0

265

Central and South America

11,804

0

1

0

14

11,819

Asia, Africa, Other 1

4,702

0

1

0

0

4,703

TOTAL

28,601

1,558

113

247

537

31,056

2007

Europe

11,893

2,692

191

95

599

15,470

North America

262

0

3

0

0

265

Central and South America

10,531

0

1

0

16

10,548

Asia, Africa, Other 1

4,538

0

1

0

1

4,540

TOTAL

27,224

2,692

196

95

616

30,823

2006

Europe

11,285

1,864

166

52

1,349

14,716

North America

265

0

0

0

0

265

Central and South America

9,786

0

0

0

16

9,802

Asia, Africa, Other 1

3,833

0

0

0

1

3,834

TOTAL

25,169

1,864

166

52

1,366

28,617

delta 2008 vs 2007

Europe

-63

-1,134

-80

152

-76

-1,201

North America

3

0

-3

0

0

0

Central and South America

1,273

0

0

0

-2

1,271

Asia, Africa, Other 1

164

0

0

0

-1

163

TOTAL

1,377

-1,134

-83

152

-79

233

DELTA 2008 vs 2006

Europe

545

-306

-55

195

-826

-447

North America

0

0

0

0

0

0

Central and South America

2,018

0

1

0

-2

2,017

Asia, Africa, Other 1

869

0

1

0

-1

869

TOTAL

3,432

-306

-53

195

-829

2,439

* OTHER BUSINESSES include the workforce of the companies: Pirelli & C Ambiente SpA, Pirelli Eco Technology and PZero Moda

1 also includes Turkey

Changes in group workforce

The trend in the Group’s workforce over the last year has been characterised by substantial stability at the Group level (+167 employees), while employment levels at the individual businesses changed at different rates. At Pirelli Tyre hiring increased at the new investment centres in China and Romania, with an increase in blue-collar employment in Brazil following change in the work patterns at the Santo André and Gravatai factories and higher production volumes and insourcing of resources from certain supplier firms (particularly in logistics). Other growth took place at Pirelli Eco Technology to start up the new particulate filter plant in Romania. At Pirelli Real Estate, acquisition of the German company Baubecom was completed in 2008, while the facility management business was sold and restructuring of the other Real Estate Group companies began.

In regard to the annual movements of incoming and outgoing personnel, seasonal work should be taken into account. This is a typical phenomenon in the tyre sector that involves using temporary workers to stand in for permanent workers (a total of about 700 persons in Germany and Turkey) to maintain constant production volumes during the summer months.

The Group does not employ anyone under the age of 14.

The Tyre Sector employs 95 young workers between 16 and 18 years of age (52 in Brazil, 35 in Venezuela and 8 in Germany), and 14 young workers between the ages of 14 and 16 on an exceptional basis (12 in Brazil and 2 in Germany), as part of training and induction schemes in compliance with local laws.