Environmental management system and certifications

All Pirelli production sites operating at the end of 2011, as well as the Vizzola Ticino tyre test track, are equipped with environmental management systems designed for continuous improvement of their environmental performance, certified in accordance with the international standard ISO 14001.

This standard was adopted in 1997, and since 2011 all certificates have been given SAS international accreditation (the Swiss Accreditation Service that assesses and accredits compliance assessment entities –laboratories, inspection and certification bodies).

New plants are also subject to mandatory implementation and certification of their environmental management system pursuant to the ISO 14001 standard. This activity, together with control and maintenance of previously implemented and certified systems, is  coordinated on a centralised basis by the Health, Safety and Environment Department.