• Periodical third party Audit on compliance within the SA8000 and the policies of environmental, social and financial responsibility
  • Independent audits were carried out on the chain of suppliers, involving a total of 72 suppliers
  • Special attention is dedicated to the sustainability of Pirelli and supplier sites in “countries of concern” (as defined by EIRIS).

Risk management at Pirelli is comprehensive and includes the identification, analysis and monitoring of environmental, social and financial risks that are not only directly associated with the company but also connected with the sustainability of the supply chain.
Together with constant co-ordination and monitoring at the corporate level, compliance with Pirelli economic, social (especially human rights and labour rights) and environmental sustainability rules is constantly assessed in periodic audits commissioned from specialised independent firms. Special attention is dedicated to the sustainability of Pirelli and supplier sites in “countries of concern” (as defined by EIRIS).

As early as 2008 independent audits were carried out at Pirelli production plants and commercial locations in Turkey, Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina, Egypt, China, Romania, Colombia, Mexico and Chile (commercial offices only are located in the last three countries) to monitor internal compliance with the SA8000® Standard (the benchmark tool used by the Group to manage social responsibility).

In 2011 Pirelli will commission new, independent SA8000® audits of production sites located in South America, China, Egypt, Turkey and Romania.

Between the end of 2009 and the beginning of 2010, independent audits were carried out on the chain of suppliers operating in countries of concern, involving a total of 72 suppliers.
Another 58 audits of suppliers were conducted between the end of 2010 and early 2011 in the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, China, India, Latin America, Turkey, Egypt and Romania.
For more information about these audits, please see the “Suppliers” dedicated section in the economic dimension of this report.

Ad hoc assessments are also carried out before entering a specific market, in order to assess any political, financial, environmental and social risks, including those connected with respect of human and labour rights.