Pirelli recognized for ‘Climate Disclosure Leadership’

Pirelli has been recognized in the “Climate Disclosure Leadership Index Italy 2014” (CDLI), which evaluates the completeness of a company’s strategy against climate change and the transparency of its communication to stakeholders. Pirelli scored 99/100.

The result was announced 5 November in Milan during the presentation of the CDP Italy 100 Climate Change Report 2014, prepared by SDA-Bocconi with the support of IMQ, and focused on the ways in which the 100 biggest listed Italian companies face and manage climate change.

According to the group’s industrial plan, Pirelli has set itself the goal of reducing rolling resistance by 40 per cent for its car tyres, by 20 per cent in the truck segment and by 10 per cent in motorcycles by 2020 compared with 2007. By the same deadline 2020, Pirelli plans to reduce specific CO2 emissions by 15 per cent and the specific consumption of energy in its factories by 18 per cent compared with 2009.

Pirelli’s main global commitments in the area of Climate Change includes CDP Supply Chain, a programme which in 2014 involved over 120 strategic suppliers in the quantification of benefits in financial, reputational and risk management terms stemming from the correct management of its CO2 emissions.

Pirelli has further underwritten, in the context of the Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group, the “Trillion Tonne Communiqué”, a programme-document for the reduction of global emissions with the aim of keeping the earth’s temperature rise within a 2 degrees Celcius limit. Pirelli also subscribed to “Road to Paris 2015”, an international initiative which aims to promote the cooperation between the public and private sectors in order to find shared solutions and policies to deal with climate change. The initiative resulted in Pirelli’s signing of the international agreement on climate change (“Paris Declaration”) which will be underwritten during the next worldwide meeting of the UNFCCC which will take place in the French capital in 2015.

Pirelli’s environmental credentials have also been recognised in the “Global Compact 100” and “Dow Jones” sustainability indices.

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