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Sustainability and Responsible Supply Chain Management in the Tire Industry’


Maureen Kline
Vice President, Public Affairs and Sustainability
Pirelli Tire North America

Presentation Summary

There is an increasing spotlight on the environmental, social and governance aspects of our industry, with attention from OEMs, shareholders, end consumers, and NGOs. This presentation will offer a bird’s-eye view of the current state of sustainability and its advancement within the tire industry.

Topics covered will include sustainability reporting, stakeholder expectations, and sustainability actions throughout the lifecycle of a tire, including materials innovation, the manufacturing phase, the use phase, and the end of life phase. The presentation will also look at responsible supply chain management, from conflict minerals to natural rubber to efforts by large OEM and retail customers to track their own supply chains.

Meet the Presenter

Maureen Kline is Vice President, Public Affairs and Sustainability for Pirelli Tire North America, responsible for the US, Canada and Mexico. She is based in New York.

She chairs the board of the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada and is a member of the board of the US Tire Manufacturers Association.

She co-chairs a thought leadership council on communications for the Corporate Responsibility Association and writes a column on sustainability for

Previously she managed Pirelli’s global public affairs, and before that international communications, from the company’s headquarters in Milan, Italy.

Prior to her public affairs and communications career, Maureen worked as a journalist. She was a Milan correspondent for the Wall Street Journal Europe and Business Week, among others.

Maureen Kline holds a Bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics.

Twitter: @kline_maureen