Italian Automobili Lamborghini’s recent achievements support the carmaker’s commitment to protecting the environment in which it operates, and its desire to make all stakeholders aware of its actions in a transparent manner.
Lamborghini is developing an integrated environmental strategy based on innovations in both its production processes and its products. Its commitment includes the goal of making the entire production facility CO2-neutral by 2015. The construction of an integrated photovoltaic plant with an area of 17,000 square meters on the facility is part of this commitment.
Furthermore, Automobili Lamborghini has earned the EMAS environmental certification. The important accreditation was awarded in July 2009, just a few months after the company received ISO 14001 certification for meeting international standards on environmental management. EMAS regulations are set by the European Union to support organisations in their effort to evaluate and improve their own environmental efficiency.
In 2011, the Lamborghini Park was opened. It was devoted to the “Lamborghini for Biodiversity – Oak Forest Research Project”, for which more than 10,000 young oak trees were planted on an area of approximately 70,000 square meters in the town of Sant’Agata Bolognese. This experimental study examined the relationships between plants, their density, the climate and CO2, and was carried out in cooperation with the town of Sant’Agata Bolognese and the Universities of Bologna and Bolzano in Italy, and the University of Munich in Germany.
2011 also saw the carmaker become the first auto manufacturer in Italy to be granted ISO 50001 certification, reaffirming the company’s strong commitment to improving its energy performance in every field on an ongoing basis.
In November 2012, Lamborghini signed an agreement with the Ministry of the Environment and of Land and Sea Protection- the first ever in Italy in the automotive field – regarding joint projects for enhancing the environmental sustainability of production processes and products. Thanks to this agreement, a method was established for analysing CO2 emissions and calculating the total produced (carbon footprint) during the production process for carbon fibre monocoques and components, so that such emissions could be reduced and/or neutralised. After the project was completed, Lamborghini obtained ISO 14064 certification in September 2013 – a world premiere to be issued by the DNV society.
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