As part of its continuing renewable resources investment and environmental sustainability programme, Ferrari officially unveiled its Engine Mechanical Machining facility installed with a photovoltaic system on its roof. The work was done by EnerRay, a member of the Maccaferri Group.
By using photovoltaic panels, Ferrari expects that it will reduce by more 210,000 kWh the power that it uses from the national grid yearly. This is not the only thing that the brand is doing to lower the environment impact that result from their production activities.
The brand is also planning to install a trigeneration plant that will hopefully start operations by the middle of the year. This new plant will help the company meet its electricity requirements and result in lowering CO2 emissions by around 25% to 30% for 2009.
The company started the road to environmental sustainability when it achieved ISO 14001 certification in 2001. In 2007, the brand also received Integrated Environmental Authorisation. For a number of years, the company has started different investments aimed at increasing the number of green areas, as well as size, on the outside and inside of its different industrial pavilions.
Currently, the industrial complex has green areas measuring an estimated 165,000 square meters. In addition, more than 200 trees have been planted for the last half years.
These investments aimed at environmental protection are not new to the brand as it was an important component of the Formula Uomo programme that was initiated by President Luca di Montezemolo during the 1990s. This was started so that the individual workers, along with their skills and needs, would form the foundation of Ferrari’s activities.