PIRELLI REWARDS THE BEST SUPPLIERS FOR SUSTAINABILITY, INNOVATION, QUALITY, PERFORMANCE AND SERVICE
AWARDS FOR COMPANIES THAT HAVE SUPPLIED FSC-CERTIFIED MATERIALS
COMMITMENT TO REDUCING CO2 EMISSIONS OF SUPPLY CHAINS IS RENEWED
Milan, 1 December 2021 – The main criteria behind the 2021 Supplier Awards have been care for the environment through an increasingly sustainable supply chain – with lower CO2 emissions, high quality, innovation, speed and global presence.
Every year, Pirelli hands out awards to just nine of more than 14,000 suppliers throughout its global chain. The Supplier Awards reward companies that have distinguished themselves in making Pirelli’s supply chain even more sustainable, innovative and of the highest possible quality.
Marco Tronchetti Provera, Pirelli’s Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented: “The last two years have clearly shown how the role of suppliers is important for the business success of each company. Sharing an approach that is focussed on quality, speed, and transparency – as well as a commitment to continuous and sustainable innovation – has allowed us to remain competitive even during in this particularly challenging period. This is why we wanted to reward the companies that share these values with Pirelli, as our true partners.”
Pirelli's strategy was also reiterated to suppliers, envisaging a roadmap for growth in the use of innovative materials derived from renewable or recycled sources, in order to achieve the objectives of the Group’s industrial plan. This provides over 40% renewable materials to be used in specific product lines by 2025, along with at least 3% recycled materials and less than 40% of materials derived from fossil sources. By 2030, more than 60% renewable materials will be used, at least 7% of materials will be recycled, and materials of fossil origin will amount to less than 30%. Another important element to the sustainability of Pirelli's supply chain is represented by the decarbonisation process to which Pirelli's partners are asked to contribute, in order to reduce CO2 emissions by 9% in 2025 compared to 2018. Maximum respect is also paid to respect for human and labour rights: all aspects to be taken into consideration when assigning the specific sustainability award.
The nine suppliers of raw materials, services and machinery that have distinguished themselves in the last year were awarded today by the Vice President and CEO, Marco Tronchetti Provera and Chief Procurement Officer, Andrea Maganzani, during a ceremony at Pirelli’s headquarters in Milan.
These are the companies rewarded in the 2021 edition of the Pirelli Supplier Awards:
Thai Eastern Group Holdings Co (Thailand), supplier of natural rubber, has been awarded the prestigious “Sustainability” award for its role in the production of the first tyre with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified natural rubber, as well as for its commitment to reducing CO2 emissions and increasing the use of electricity from renewable sources;
Quechen Silicon Chemical (China), supplier of silica, awarded for “Quality”;
Glanzstoff Sicrem (Italy), supplier of textile reinforcements, awarded in the “Service Level” category for having contributed to the production of the first Forest Stewardship Council certified tyre with FSC-certified Rayon;
Synthos (Poland), supplier of synthetic rubber, awarded for “Performance”;
Asahi Kasei Corporation (Japan), supplier of synthetic rubber, awarded for “Innovation”;
Himile Science & Technology Co (China), mould supplier and machinery manufacturer, awarded for “Innovation”;
DSV Solutions (Italy), international logistics partner, awarded for “Service level”;
Deloitte Consulting (Italy), consultancy for digital transformation, awarded for “Innovation”;
Grupo Drivers (Mexico), transport services, awarded for “Service Level”.