Certifications and management standards

    1. Quality

        • ISO 9001: since 1970, the Group has had its own Quality Management System introduced gradually at all its Plants and, since 1993, Pirelli has obtained certification of its quality system under the ISO 9001 standard. The transition process of its Plants and the Headquarters to certification according to the new ISO 9001: 2015 ended in September 2018.

        • IATF 16949:2016: since 1999 the Group has obtained the certification of its Quality Management System according to the automotive scheme and subsequent evolutions. Following the evolution of ISO 9001:2015 and the new IATF 16949:2016 (Automotive Scheme became private), Pirelli achieved the Quality Management System certification in 100% of its eligible Plants as at 31 December 2018.

        • ISO/IEC 17025: Since 1993 the Materials and Experimentation Laboratory of the Pirelli Tyre S.p.A. and since 1996 the Experimentation Laboratory of Pirelli Pneus (Latin America) hold the Quality Management System, and have been accredited under the ISO/IEC 17025 standard. This system is maintained in accordance with the standard in force and the ability of the laboratories to perform accredited tests is evaluated annually. The labs participate in proficiency tests organised by the International Standard Organisation, by ETRTO or by international circuits organised by auto manufacturers. Specifically in regard to car tyres, the focus on quality is confirmed by Pirelli’s supremacy in numerous product tests. It is also guaranteed by its collaboration on product development and experimentation with the most prestigious partners (auto manufacturers, specialized magazines, driving schools, etc.).

        • Product Certifications: the product certifications, which allow the marketing of the same in the various markets in accordance with the regulations laid down by the different Countries and, for some markets, are managed directly by the Quality Function. The prevailing certifications, obtained in the Pirelli Group, concern the markets of Europe, NAFTA, South America, China, Gulf Countries, India, Taiwan, Indonesia, South Korea, Japan and Australia, and involve all Pirelli factories. These Certifications periodically require factory audits by ministerial bodies of the countries concerned or bodies delegated by them, with the aim of verifying product compliance at the Pirelli production sites.

    1. Environment

      1. The international standard ISO 14001 was adopted by Pirelli in 1997, and since 2014 all certificates have been given further ANAB international accreditation (ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board: US accreditation service). In 2018 100% of Pirelli production facilities is certified under ISO 14001. During the year, the production sites have completed the transition process of their Environmental Management System from ISO 14001:2004 to the 2015 version.

        The activity underlying certification, together with control and maintenance of previously implemented and certified systems, is coordinated on a centralised basis by the Health, Safety and Environment Department.

    1. Health and Safety

      1. Pirelli adopts a Safety Management System structured and certified according to the OHSAS 18001:2007 Standard.

        All certificates are issued with international accreditation ANAB (ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board accrediting body of the United States).
        The occupational safety management system was developed in compliance with procedures and guidelines elaborated centrally in order to consolidate a “common language” that guarantees sharing, alignment and effective management in the Group. Following the certification obtained by the Jiaozuo plants in China and Rome in the United States, at the end of 2018 all the production plants were certified according to the OHSAS 18001:2007 Standards.

    1. Social Responsibility

      1. As publicly declared in the Group Social Responsibility Policy and in the Global Human Rights Policy, Pirelli does not use child labour or forced or compulsory labour. In accordance with, inter alia, the prescriptions of the SA8000® international standard, which was adopted by Pirelli in 2004 as the benchmark tool for management of social responsibility at its own affiliates, Pirelli monitors application of the prescriptions governing social sustainability and, in particular, compliance with human and labour through periodic audits commissioned to specialised independent consultants. These audits are conducted after constant coordination and monitoring by headquarters functions.

Last revised: 11 Jun 2019