Automobili Lamborghini is the first Italian carmaker to attain the ISO 50001 certification, beating some of its lustrous compatriots as well as a few mass-market ones.
"We are truly proud to have attained ISO 50001 certification, which consolidates Lamborghini's environmental sustainability and energy efficiency commitment," said Automobili Lamborghini president and chief executive Stephan Winkelmann. "We are also actively working on measures and projects that will result in the plant becoming neutral in terms of carbon dioxide emissions by 2015. This commitment in the area naturally goes hand in hand with product development, for which we reiterate our goal to cut emissions by 35 percent by 2015."
The ISO 50001 certification recognizes Lamborghini's commitment to constantly improve energy performance in all areas: from design, development and production of the world's most extreme super sports cars to building, assembly and finishing of the carbon-fiber monocoque of the Aventador. The certificate also includes the after-sale service activities and building energy management.
"Environmental protection has always been at the heart of DNV Business Assurance's activities, and we are happy to have been Automobili Lamborghini's partner in such an ambitious project. The decision to abide by the new ISO 50001 standard confirms Lamborghini's serious commitment and long-term outlook: conditions that are essential in order to achieve organic and sustainable growth," said Massimo Berlin, general director of DNV Business Assurance in Italy, one of the major, international-level independent certification boards that carried out the complex verification process for the ISO certification.
Besides the ISO 50001 certification, Lamborghini also has ISO 9001 (quality management) and ISO 14001 (environmental management) certifications. The carmaker is also the first Italian automotive company to obtain EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) certification.