Pirelli Honors 9 Global Suppliers

Aug. 31, 2018

Pirelli & Cie SpA recognized the sustainability, innovation and quality of service displayed by nine suppliers from its global supply chain of more than 10,000 businesses at its 2018 Pirelli Supplier Awards.

Pirelli says its supplier awards program reward those suppliers who shine for their ability to make the Pirelli supply chain even more sustainable and enhance qualitative excellence, making Pirelli’s products more high value, in line its strategy.

The awards for the suppliers who distinguished themselves over the last year were presented by Chief Purchasing Officer Matteo Battaini and Chief Sustainability and Risk Governance Officer Filippo Bettini at a ceremony at Pirelli’s headquarters in Milan, Italy.

The awards were given to nine suppliers in the areas of raw materials, services and machinery.

Pirelli says it is the first company in the automotive industry to comply with the UNI ISO 20400 rule on sustainable purchasing. The ISO 20400 constitutes the most important international guideline in the matter of supply chain sustainable governance, where the economic, social and environmental responsibility are integrated into the company’s strategies, organization and purchasing processes.

Pirelli's compliance with the UNI ISO 20400 rule was confirmed in February 2018 by SGS Italia S.p.A., a global provider of inspection, verification, analysis and certification services.

The winners of the Pirelli Supplier Awards 2018 include:

Glanzstoff Sicrem Spa (Italy), suppliers of textile reinforcements – awarded for the criteria of Quality and Speed, plus the prestigious Sustainability prize, which the company deserved because it produces rayon using only cellulose from plantations certified for sustainable agro-forestry management;

JSR Corp. (Japan), a supplier of synthetic rubber awarded for the criteria of Innovation and Service Level;

Thai Eastern Innovation Co., Ltd (Thailandia), PT. Kirana Megatara Tbk (Indonesia) and  PT. Prasidha Aneka Niaga Tbk   (Indonesia); all suppliers of natural rubber awarded for Quality and Service Level;

VMI Holland (Holland), a supplier of tire assemblers and machines for semi-processed components for the criteria of Quality and Global Presence;

MDM (Italy), an integrated marketing and communication agency awarded for the criteria of Innovation and Speed;

Appian (USA), a supplier of the Business Process Management platform and related consultancy services awarded for the criteria of Innovation and Speed;

Warehouse Service, Inc. (USA), a logistics services supplier awarded for the criteria of Speed and Innovation.

Pirelli has built its business model, focused on high value, on product innovation and process digitalization, according to Battaini.

“To pursue this strategy it is not only necessary to choose suppliers that are leading companies, but also to build with each of them a partner relationship," he says.

"It is essential that they share values such as innovation, quality, customer care, product and process sustainability and attention to brand value. And, in an ever more dynamic market context, goals must also be shared, such as cost rationalization, speed of adapting to new technology and implementation of best practices in sustainable management. Today Pirelli’s procurement involves the management of around 10,000 suppliers for a total expenditure of 3.2 billion euro in 2017, mainly on raw materials (46%), services (36%), machinery (13%) and consumption materials (3%).”

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