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Pirelli

Goal 3: Ensure Healthy Lives

3.6)   By 2020, halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents

Pirelli constantly strives to achieve the highest levels of product safety. The company’s commitment to road safety goes beyond the tire, with numerous training and awareness programs as well as ongoing research into innovative technological solutions for sustainable transportation. In addition to the numerous training activities the Company has organized during the last few years, in June 2016 Pirelli signed a four-year agreement with FIA in support of the “FIA Action for Road Safety Campaign” whose main objective is to raise awareness on safe driving.

Goal 4: Ensure Education

4.4)   By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship

Promoting technical education and training are core values of Pirelli, ingrained in the company’s 140-year history. Technical training is particularly important for Pirelli to create a skilled labour team to optimize factory productivity. From providing automotive maintenance classes in an Egyptian Secondary School, IT training to students in Brazil, extensive teaching programs in Turkey backed by Pirelli volunteers, or scholarships to outstanding management course students at the Qingdao University for Science and Technology in China; Pirelli aims to support employment and education opportunities around the world through its various programs and collaborations that uphold its brand DNA of excellence and innovation.

Goal 6: Ensure Water & Sanitation

6.4)  By 2030, substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity and substantially reduce the number of people suffering from water scarcity

Pirelli’s 2013-2017 sustainability plan, which sets a number of targets for 2020, foresees a 58% reduction (from 2009 levels) in the specific water use ratio by 2020.  Pirelli’s water withdrawal trend has strongly decreased, and improvement is expected to continue until 2020, with a target of 50% reduction by 2017 and of 58% by 2020. 

Goal 7: Ensure Energy for All

7.2)   By 2030, increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix

Pirelli’s 2013-2017 sustainability plan, which sets a number of targets for 2020, foresees a 18% reduction in the specific energy consumption ratio and a 15% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2020. To achieve these targets, in addition to specific energy efficiency actions at all Group plants, Pirelli has developed a Carbon Action Plan, with the aim of increasing the use of energy from renewable sources with dedicated projects (photovoltaic power plants, cogeneration plant powered by vegetable oil, biomass plant for steam generation, supply of electricity from wind power).

Goal 8: Promote Economic Growth & Decent Work

8.8)   Protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women migrants, and those in precarious employment

Pirelli is committed to promoting use of the most advanced technologies to achieve excellencein occupational health and safety and environmental protection; not using or supporting the use of child labour and forced labour; and compliance with applicable laws and industry standards on working hours and ensuring that wages shall be sufficient to meet the basic needs of personnel.  Pirelli has already achieved a 73% decrease in injury frequency (compared with 2009) and expects to achieve a 90% reduction through its 2013-2017 sustainability plan. This target will be reached thanks to investments in increasingly safer equipment plus programs to reinforce the culture of security among Pirelli's employees.

Goal 9: Build Infrastructure, Foster Innovation

9.5)   Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities of industrial sectors in all countries, in particular developing countries, including, by 2030, encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers per 1 million people and public and private research and development spending

Pirelli aims to further reinforce its commitment to research and development – headquartered in Milan with 10 regional centers employing 1,600 engineers – in all business segments in order to achieve the results of its new 2013-2017 sustainability plan. The plan sets a number of targets for 2020 and foresees revenues from “green” products in 2017 being equal to 48% of tyre revenues, with significant development of certain green performance product lines.  The plan also outlines the maintenance of investment in research and development, equal to 7% of Premium revenues, dedicated to the development of safer, lower environmental impact products. As well as significantly increasing the product portfolio, Pirelli has started to introduce other technological innovations such as the PNCS system (Pirelli Noise Cancelling System) to reduce noise pollution and new materials and geometries that aim to reduce the rolling resistance of car products by 40% by 2020.

Goal 11: Make Cities Sustainable

11.2)   By 2030, provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all, improving road safety, notably by expanding public transport, with special attention to the needs of those in vulnerable situations, women, children, persons with disabilities and older persons

Since 2013 Pirelli has participated in the Sustainable Mobility Project 2.0 of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, contributing, together with other international companies from different sectors (from automotive to oil & gas and ICT), to providing sustainable mobility solutions that foster universally accessible, low environmental impact urban mobility.  This commitment is also supported by Cyber Fleet™ technology, which the Company first presented in 2012.  This system automatically measures tire pressure and temperature, making it possible to reduce fuel consumption by simultaneously maximizing efficiency in tire maintenance. These features offer significant advantages in terms of reduction in CO2 emissions.

Goal 12: Ensure Sustainable Consumption & Production

12.5)   By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling, and reuse

Pirelli’s Green Sourcing Policy seeks to reduce the company’s environmental footprint related to the sourcing of materials, products and services.  The concepts of Reduction, Reuse and Recovery are integrated in the Pirelli Sourcing Model for materials, products and services, including the design of what is designed in-house but outsourced for manufacturing.  Pirelli aims to buy materials, products and services whose environmental footprint can be proved to have a lower impact than the equivalent market average, considering all phases of the life cycle of any sourced material and focusing in particular on end-of-life management, in accordance with the Zero Waste to Landfill philosophy.  Pirelli’s goal of zero waste to landfill would contribute to expected savings of approximately 60 million euros by 2017 thanks to internal recovery of scrap. The 2013-2017 sustainability plan, which sets a number of targets for 2020, foresees recycling of production waste above 95% by 2020.  In 2015, Pirelli has already reached a waste recovery rate of 91% (anticipating by 2 years 2017 target). Pirelli also aims to maximize the benefits of this Green Sourcing policy by encouraging its Suppliers to apply it to their own sourcing process and throughout their own supply chain.

Goal 15: Protect Ecosystems

15.2)   By 2020, promote the implementation of sustainable management of all types of forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded forests, and substantially increase afforestation and reforestation globally

Pirelli has developed a partnership with its Supplier Kirana Megatara, a major Indonesian rubber processor, to support natural rubber farmers (second-tier in Pirelli’s supply chain) through quality training aimed at enhancing rubber trees’ productivity as a base to not only enhance farmers’ earnings, but also to prevent deforestation risks linked to low productivity. The program also involves the distribution of scholarships to support education for the farmers’ children. Today, around 6000 farmers are involved in the program.

Goal 16: Promote Justice

16.4)   By 2030 significantly reduce illicit financial flows, strengthen recovery and return of stolen assets, and combat all forms of organized crime

Pirelli is committed to transparency in its Tax Governance approach and its tax position. Public statements and disclosures on its tax situation and tax payments are made in accordance with the relevant domestic regulations, as well as the applicable reporting requirements according to international accounting standards and other international rules (such as IFRS, OECD Guidelines). Pirelli refrains from the utilization of any secret offshore jurisdictions or tax havens for tax avoidance purposes. 

Goal 17: Strengthen Means of Implementation

17.16)   Enhance the global partnership for sustainable development complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, to support the achievement of the sustainable development goals in all countries, in particular developing countries

Pirelli constantly strives to achieve the highest levels of product safety. The company’s commitment to road safety goes beyond the tire, with numerous training and awareness programs as well as ongoing research into innovative technological solutions for sustainable transportation. In addition to the numerous training activities the Company has organized during the last few years, in June 2016 Pirelli signed a four-year agreement with FIA in support of the “FIA Action for Road Safety Campaign” whose main objective is to raise awareness on safe driving.