The procurement processes and partnership relationships with suppliers are managed by the Pirelli Purchasing Department, which is headquartered at Milano Bicocca and has specialists located at the various Group affiliates worldwide.
Responsible management that is integrated in economic, social, environmental and governance terms characterises the relations between Pirelli and its suppliers. The “quality” of firms that provide goods and services is also a fundamental element in realising the Pirelli premium strategy.
The Pirelli supply chain Sustainable Management System was audited by an independent third party in accordance with the AA1000 Standard, in 2009, 2011 and 2013, as documented in the Assurance Statements accompanying the three Sustainability Reports.
The social and environmental responsibility and business ethics of a Pirelli outsourcer are evaluated together with the economic quality and the quality of the product or service to be provided from time that a potential supplier is assessed. Analysis of its ESG performance then continues with qualification of the future supplier that was pre-analysed during assessment, and is then incorporated in the supply agreement with the Sustainability and Business Ethics Clauses included in all contracts. After the supply agreement has been made, the sustainability performance of the supplier is audited by an independent third party.