Environmental Dimension

Safe road to the Future“In running its operations the Pirelli Group is mindful of the Environment and public health.
A key consideration in investment and business decisions is environmental sustainability, with the Group supporting eco-compatible growth, not least through the adoption of special technologies and production methods (where this is operationally feasible and economically viable) that allow for the reduction of the environmental impact of Group operations, in some cases even below statutory limits.
The Group has adopted certified Environmental Management Systems to control its operations, chooses production methods and technologies that reduce waste and conserve natural resources, and assesses the indirect and direct environmental impact of its products and services.
The Group works alongside leading national and international organizations to promote environmental sustainability both on a local and a global scale.
(The Values and the Ethical Code – Environment)

The Pirelli approach to sustainable environmental management is set forth in accordance with the Sustainability System envisaged in the United Nations Global Compact, signed in 2004, and pursuant to the “Rio Declaration on Environment and Development.”

The above principles are illustrated in the Social Responsibility Policy for Occupational Health, Safety and Rights, Environment, according to which Pirelli undertakes to:

  • manage its environmental activities in compliance with the highest international standards;
  • communicating and providing material information to internal and external stakeholders;
  • promoting use of the most advanced technologies to achieve excellence in environmental protection;
  • assessing and reducing the environmental impact of its own products and services throughout their entire life cycle;
  • using material resources responsibly, in view of achieving sustainable growth that respects the environment and the rights of future generations;
  • establishing and maintaining appropriate procedures to evaluate and select suppliers and subcontractors on the basis of, inter alia, their commitment to environmental accountability.

In its Quality Policy, Pirelli specifies that continuous innovation, product excellence and safety, and environmental protection throughout the product life cycle represent one of the principal sources of sustainable competitiveness in the global market.

The documents cited above have been distributed to all employees in their local languages and are published in the Sustainability section of the website pirelli.com, and not just in the languages spoken by employees but also in those that are most representative
of the panel of suppliers.