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Home and work: housing for employees and mobility

Accommodation for employees and energy-efficient mobility solutions for the trip between home and work are two issues that also reflect the evolution of Pirelli’s welfare services. After the contributions towards rent introduced in the very early years of the company’s history, the first social housing project was launched in 1920. In collaboration with the Istituto Autonomo per le Casa Popolari ed Economiche in Milan, Pirelli built the Borgo Pirelli, a village next to the Bicocca factory, with 1,200 homes to be rented at discounted prices to employees. Designed by the Pirelli engineers Giacomo Loria and Pietro Allodi in the manner of the garden-village, “in harmony with the modern precepts concerning the construction of workers’ villages”, as the Monitore Tecnico put it in an article on the project, it consisted of villas and gardens, “arranged to provide 100 square metres for each apartment”. As part of the INA-Casa state initiative to solve the housing problem after the war, the Pirelli Group continued building social housing for its employees from 1951 to 1953. A series of houses were constructed in the Suzzani district and in Via Latisana and Ripamonti in Milan, as well as in another 12 places where its plants were located. These were in Cinisello Balsamo – with the construction of an authentic Pirelli Village with 16 buildings, which was later expanded – and in Cusano Milanino, Seregno, Monza, Pizzighettone, Rovereto, Arona, Livorno, Naples, Turin, Vercurago, and Tivoli. More apartments were added in 1955, and 1957-8 brought the construction of a new village between Cinisello Balsamo and Cusano Milanino and yet others were built in 1960.

In today’s rapidly changing world, with its concepts of smart cities and green mobility, the company is committed to optimising the trip between home and office. Various methods are available to improve the mobility of Pirelli workers to and from home and make it more sustainable. These range from season tickets for trains and public transport bought directly from the company – also refundable through the conversion of the company performance bonus into welfare services – to changing rooms and showers for those who choose to go by bicycle, through to a completely free e-bike rental service.

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Accommodation for employees and energy-efficient mobility solutions for the trip between home and work are two issues that also reflect the evolution of Pirelli’s welfare services. After the contributions towards rent introduced in the very early years of the company’s history, the first social housing project was launched in 1920. In collaboration with the Istituto Autonomo per le Casa Popolari ed Economiche in Milan, Pirelli built the Borgo Pirelli, a village next to the Bicocca factory, with 1,200 homes to be rented at discounted prices to employees. Designed by the Pirelli engineers Giacomo Loria and Pietro Allodi in the manner of the garden-village, “in harmony with the modern precepts concerning the construction of workers’ villages”, as the Monitore Tecnico put it in an article on the project, it consisted of villas and gardens, “arranged to provide 100 square metres for each apartment”. As part of the INA-Casa state initiative to solve the housing problem after the war, the Pirelli Group continued building social housing for its employees from 1951 to 1953. A series of houses were constructed in the Suzzani district and in Via Latisana and Ripamonti in Milan, as well as in another 12 places where its plants were located. These were in Cinisello Balsamo – with the construction of an authentic Pirelli Village with 16 buildings, which was later expanded – and in Cusano Milanino, Seregno, Monza, Pizzighettone, Rovereto, Arona, Livorno, Naples, Turin, Vercurago, and Tivoli. More apartments were added in 1955, and 1957-8 brought the construction of a new village between Cinisello Balsamo and Cusano Milanino and yet others were built in 1960.

In today’s rapidly changing world, with its concepts of smart cities and green mobility, the company is committed to optimising the trip between home and office. Various methods are available to improve the mobility of Pirelli workers to and from home and make it more sustainable. These range from season tickets for trains and public transport bought directly from the company – also refundable through the conversion of the company performance bonus into welfare services – to changing rooms and showers for those who choose to go by bicycle, through to a completely free e-bike rental service.

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