For the fifth year in a row, Pirelli has been confirmed the world leader in the Autoparts and Tires sector in the Dow Jones Sustainability Europe and Dow Jones Sustainability World indexes with a total score of 91 compared with a sector average of 53.

The 2011 analysis and review of each indexes’ components was carried out by SAM Group, the Swiss asset management investment boutique that focuses exclusively on sustainability investing and directs the assessment and selection process for admission to the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes. Admission criteria for inclusion in the indexes focused on economic, environmental and social areas. The economic area included corporate governance, risk management, codes of conduct, brand management and innovation processes. On the environmental front, SAM investigates a company’s reporting, environmental policies, procedures and systems, responsible product management, climate change and emissions reduction strategy and energy efficiency. Finally, the social criteria include development and management of human resources, philanthropy, health and safety in the workplace, supply chain management and stakeholder engagement.

Pirelli Tire North America designs, develops, manufactures and markets tires for passenger vehicles in both the original equipment and replacement markets as well as markets and distributes tires for motorcycles and motorsports. Located in Rome, Georgia, Pirelli’s Modular Integrated Robotized System (MIRS) employs state-of-the-art technology to manufacture tires for both export and domestic markets.  For more information please visit www.us.pirelli.com.