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Safeguarding the world and the environment is a key element of Lamborghini’s conduct as an industrial enterprise. The Company pursues a specific business strategy based on the concept of ESG (Environment, Social and Governance values), which describes how sustainability is found where three factors come together: environmental impact, social impact, and the more internal aspects of Company structure and governance. Lamborghini’s goal is to create value by acting responsibly towards the world in which it operates, thereby contributing to the sustainable development of society and the economy.
In May 2021, Stephan Winkelmann, Chairman and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini, announced the “Direzione Cor Tauri” program, which will lead the Company along the road to decarbonization of its future models and the continuing offsetting of CO2 emissions at the Sant’Agata Bolognese site based on a holistic approach for its environmental sustainability strategy.
The Cor Tauri roadmap represents a first step towards a complete decarbonization plan and it will consist of three phases:
- Celebration of the internal combustion engine (2021-2022)
- The transition to hybrid (by the end of 2024)
- First Full Electric Lamborghini (second half of the decade)
For the second year in a row, Automobili Lamborghini has received the Green Star Award, ranking among the most sustainable companies in Italy in 2022. The award is given annually by the German Institute for Quality and Finance (ITQF) in collaboration with the Institute for Management and Economic Research (IMWF) of Hamburg, which carry out complex and detailed online research to determine the companies that are most committed to green economy strategies, with the specific intent to minimize industrial impact in full respect of the environment and society.
This Environmental Statement provides data and information on the Automobili Lamborghini plant Environmental Management System, as laid out by EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) regulations. This is one of the tools specifically introduced by the Council of the European Union with the key aim of underscoring the role and responsibility of companies regarding environmental protection. It also provides an overview of the Company’s environmental projects.
Lamborghini supports the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals as established in the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda.
The goal is to create value by acting responsibly towards the area in which the Company operates, using the SDGs as an additional important guideline for improving its conduct.
For the second year in a row, the company ranks among the most sustainable in Italy. The award is given annually by the German Institute for Quality and Finance (ITQF) and the Institute for Management and Economic Research (IMWF) of Hamburg, which determine which companies are most committed to green economy strategies.
Thanks to an agreement with ÖBB Rail Cargo, a leading European rail freight transportation company, the Urus body shells are delivered from Zwickau, Germany, to Sant’Agata Bolognese via a more sustainable route, with an 85% reduction in CO2 emissions.
Ranking among the most sustainable companies in Italy.
Automobili Lamborghini reuses and regenerates its carbon fiber scraps in research and development activities. Since 2020, the company has reclaimed approximately 27 tons of waste that could not be used for other purposes. As an alternative to regeneration, materials are also donated to specialized organizations that reuse them for educational purposes during the training of new technicians and engineers.
The leather offcuts from our Upholstery Department are sorted and transformed into high-quality leather goods thanks to the project for the recycling and reuse of Lamborghini leather, in collaboration with the Cartiera laboratory.
The verticalization of this new plant reduced its footprint by 30%. 95% percent of the colors used are water-based. A water condensate recycling system recovers up to 15% of the industrial water used. Energy consumption was reduced by 25% compared to traditional equipment.
Lamborghini introduces a global rating system for its suppliers, with the aim of assessing the sustainability conduct of its business partners.
Despite the doubling of the production site, from 80,000 to 160,000 m2 for the launch of the Urus project, the new buildings are all rated “A” according to the Emilia-Romagna regional energy classification and have allowed the Sant’Agata Bolognese production plant to be carbon neutral.
Introduction of reusable packaging for the supply of vehicle components.
Inauguration of the new office building, which received a record score for Italy in the LEED Platinum certification, the highest standard in the world for energy and environmental certification in the building industry. It is the first office building within a manufacturing site in Italy to receive this certification.
For the centralized supply of different forms of energy and services to the North and South areas.
The entire apiary consists of 13 hives, with a total population of some 600,000 bees, of which 120,000 foraging. This project is used to monitor the level of pollution around the production plant and in the town of Sant’Agata Bolognese.
Projects supported by the company to obtain a “CO2 neutral” certification for the entire plant. Automobili Lamborghini is the first company in Italy to have a district heating system, which annually supplies 2,500,000 kWht of thermal energy, with annual emissions savings of approximately 1,640 tons of CO2.
Definition of a methodology for calculating the carbon footprint at the CFK Center and measuring the associated CO2 emissions produced. This collaboration led Automobili Lamborghini to obtain, for the Composites Site, ISO 14064 certification, as the first company in the world to be certified by Det Norske Veritas.
With the inauguration of this building, dedicated to prototype and pre-series vehicles development, the Company established stringent criteria dictating that all new buildings must have a Class-A energy rating.
This initiative was developed in collaboration with the Municipality and the universities of Bologna, Bolzano and Munich, enabling around 90 tons of carbon to be sequestered, equivalent to a total absorption of 330 tons of CO2. The project involved the planting of 10,000 young oak trees in an area covering about 17 acres.
This is a green space with an educational-informational mission, divided into various areas. A sort of botanical garden, created with the aim of establishing a comprehensive assemblage of tree and shrub species.
Covering an area of approximately 15,000 m2 and with an installed capacity of 2.2 MWp, it generates an average of 2,500,000 kWh of electricity per year and is the biggest in the region’s industrial landscape. In total, this system ensures a reduction in CO2 emissions of about 2,000 tons per year.
This is an instrument which has been adopted by the Council of the European Union with the specific goal of highlighting the responsibility of businesses in safeguarding the environment. Lamborghini was the first Italian company in the automotive sector to receive this accreditation, just a few months after the company achieved ISO 14001 certification, thereby meeting the international requirements for environmental management.