For the fourth year in a row, Pirelli was confirmed world leader in the Autoparts and Tires sector in the Dow Jones Sustainability Europe and Dow Jones Sustainability World indexes. For the second year in a row, Pirelli was also the only Italian company to be ranked as world leader in its sector.

The 2010 review was carried out by SAM Group, the Swiss asset management group in charge of the assessment and selection process for admission to the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes. Criteria include corporate governance, risk management, codes of conduct, brand management and innovation processes. On the environmental front, SAM looks at reporting, environmental policies, procedures and systems, responsible product management, climate change and emissions reduction strategy and energy efficiency. There are also social criteria: development and management of human resources, philanthropy, health and safety in the workplace, supply chain management and stakeholder engagement.