• Pirelli’s specific energy consumption was reduced by more than 5% from the previous year (2009)
  • Specific targets have been defined for reducing specific energy consumption by a total of -15% from 2009, during the five-year period 2010-2015
  • Improving the efficiency of distribution plants
  • Improvement of the performance of existing production sites and the development of new sites according to the Group’s best standards

Better energy efficiency can produce substantial benefits both for global economic growth and poverty reduction as well as for mitigating climate change.
Kandeh K. Yumkella, Chair, UN-Energy

-15% specific cosumption of energy by 2015

The focus on energy efficiency and development on its management system continued in 2010, with actions at each of the Pirelli production units that are still concentrated on two principal problems: improvement of the performance of existing production sites and the development of new sites according to the Group’s best standards.
International guidelines and standards are applied to guarantee growth and development of production that minimise environmental impact, while maintaining adequate economic efficiency, with the commitment to create and integrate them in business processes. Pirelli promotes eco-efficiency, the conservation of non-renewable natural resources and investment in the development of innovative products and processes. The Group measures its environmental impact in view of improving them and promotes the adoption of best practices.

Major progress was made in 2010 in all areas of responsibility, through continuous application of actions aimed at:

  • improving the energy management systems, by exactly measuring consumption and focusing daily on technical indicators;
  • improving the quality of energy transformation by streamlining resource and plant use;
  • improving the efficiency of distribution plants;
  • recovering energy for other uses;
  • applying targeted maintenance plans in order to reduce waste.

Thanks to these actions and to the saturation of the productive processes, not reached in 2009, Pirelli’s specific energy consumption was reduced by more than 5% from the previous year, as illustrated in the following graphic.

ENERGY CONSUMPTIONDISTRIBUTION OF ENERGY SOURCES


DISTRIBUTION OF THE PURCHASED ELECTRIC ENERGY SOURCES 

 

The results achieved by production plants confirm the targets set out and illustrated in the previous Sustainability Report.

Objectives to 2015 Specific targets have been defined for reducing specific energy consumption by a total of -15% from 2009, during the five-year period 2010-2015. In 2011 plans call for actions to reduce specific consumption up to 13% from 2009 levels.