“Suppliers and outside workers play a key role in improving the competitiveness of the business. While seeking the keenest competitive edge, the Group bases its relations with suppliers and outside workers on fairness, impartiality, and ensuring equal opportunities for all parties concerned. The Pirelli Group requires that its suppliers and outside workers comply with the principles and rules in this Code”.
(Values and Ethical Code – “Suppliers and Outside Workers”)
"The Pirelli Group pursues and supports compliance with internationally proclaimed human rights. Pirelli considers protection of the integrity, health and welfare of its employees and the environment as one of the primary needs to be satisfied in organizing and developing its activities. Pirelli Group activities are governed by the Code of Ethics approved by the Board of Directors and comply with the Sustainability Model envisaged by the United Nations Global Compact that was signed in 2004. The Group’s sustainable development strategies pursue various objectives, including continuous improvement in the environmental and occupational health and safety conditions affected by its own activities, in firm compliance with and support of the “Universal Declaration of Human Rights,” the “International Labour Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work,” the “Rio Declaration on Environment and Development” and the “United Nations Convention against Corruption.” To these ends, the Pirelli Group is committed to: [...] establishing and maintaining appropriate procedures to evaluate and select suppliers and sub-contractors based on their commitments to social and environmental accountability”. [...]
(Pirelli “Social Responsibility Policy for Occupational Health, Safety and Rights, and Environment”)
“The Pirelli Group considers: [...] strategic co-operation with suppliers [...] to be basic and general elements in defining its own strategies and objectives, in view of obtaining ever more competitiveness on the global market on a long-lasting and sustainable basis. The following tools are key to supporting implementation of this Policy: [...] the adoption of measures to assess and monitor Supplier performance from the selection phase on, in terms of competitive advantage, qualitative performance, possibility of shared strategic development, their economic, social and environmental sustainability and in their relationship with the Group”. [...]
(Pirelli Quality Policy)
“The Pirelli approach to environmental management is set forth in accordance with the United Nations Global Compact , of which Pirelli has been an active member since 2004, and pursuant to the “Rio Declaration on Environment and Development”. These principles have become an integral part of the Group Sustainability Policies according to which Pirelli undertakes, inter alia, to assess and reduce the environmental impact of its own activities and products throughout their life cycle, as well as to use materials and natural resources responsibly, with a view to contributing to sustainable growth for the environment and future generations. [...] With this Green Sourcing Policy, Pirelli seeks further to reduce the company’s environmental footprint related to the sourcing of materials, products and services. [...] Pirelli aims to maximise 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”. [...]
(Pirelli Green Sourcing Policy)