Environmental performance

  • Almost the entire environmental impact of Pirelli processes is generated by its production sites (97%).
  • Specific consumption during the last three years was calculated by standardising the data with tyre production (about 900,000 tonnes in 2010).

The presented environmental data cover the entire scope of the Group, and thus cover both the offices and production sites, with the exception of the production sites that are not yet completed.
Production recovered strongly in 2010, making it possible to use plants at full capacity and consequently improve their environmental performance significantly, aside from any specific efficiency and improvement measures.
The expansion and construction site activities had a significant impact on certain environmental parameters, with the most visible effect being that on waste output.
Pirelli Real Estate and Pirelli Broadband Solutions were sold in 2010, on September 30 and October 31, respectively. The environmental performance indicators consolidate the data from these companies up to their disposal date.

Analysis of Group environmental indicators uses the same scope of consolidation as the one used for operating and financial results. The performance of the Tyre segment is reported separately from the other businesses (Pirelli Eco Technology, Pirelli Ambiente, PZero, Corporate) that also include the activities sold in 2010 (Prelios, formerly Pirelli Real Estate, and Pirelli Broadband Solutions). It should be emphasised that almost the entire environmental impact of Pirelli processes is generated by its production sites. The principal changes in the scope of reporting during the three-year period 2008-2010 are broken down as follows:

  • 2008: all tyre and steel cord production plants, plus – for the second half of the year only – the EcoTechnology factory in Italy;
  • 2009: all tyre and steel cord production centres, with the addition of the contribution of the EcoTechnology factories in Italy and Romania;
  • 2010: the Settimo Torinese (Vettura) has been decommissioned since 2009; its production activity has been transferred to the “New Industrial Centre.” Sale of Pirelli Real Estate and Pirelli Broad Band Solutions. In regard to environmental performance, the specific consumption during the last three years reported in the following graphs was calculated by standardising the data with tyre production (about 900,000 tonnes in 2010).

In 2010 a new calculation model was implemented, based on energetic/environmental factors and coefficients updated according to the following official sources:

  • IPCC 2006 Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories;
  • IEA 2010 CO2 emission from fuel combustion.

The 2008 and 2009 indicators have also been revised in accordance with this new method, in compliance with the GRI and GHG Protocol reporting rules.