With global demand for natural rubber expected to rise, a sustainable natural rubber supply chain is essential in order to preserve forests, biodiversity, and to allow long-lasting development for local communities and economies.
Pirelli is committed to promote, develop and implement a sustainable and responsible procurement and use of natural rubber throughout its entire value chain. In addition to engage with its contractors, Pirelli fosters and supports forms of valuable active cooperation at industrial sector level and among Stakeholders playing a material role in the natural rubber value chain, in the conviction a shared effort can grant a stronger and faster move towards sustainable development of the global natural rubber supply chain.
Pirelli Sustainable Natural Rubber Policy is the result of a long drafting process based on consultation with key Stakeholders within the value chain, and knowledge sharing activity with Corporations having historical experience on natural raw materials sustainable sourcing. The Draft version of the Policy was submitted to Stakeholders in a consultation session held in September 2017, attended by International NGOs, major Pirelli natural rubber Suppliers, traders and farmers within the supply chain, Automotive Clients, Multilateral Organizations.
To facilitate the implementation of the Policy, Pirelli has drawn up an Implementation Manual, again building upon Stakeholders active involvement and consultation.