Italy

11 Projects

Project Brand Topic
Afforestation and Research Lamborghini Environmental protection

Lamborghini has launched a project entitled “Lamborghini for biodiversity – oak forest research project”, a biodiversity study conducted in partnership with the company’s home municipality of Sant’Agata Bolognese and the Universities of Bologna, Bolzano and Munich. In addition to the research aspects, the project also involves the planting of 10,000 oak seedlings. The aim of the study is to analyze the relationships between vegetation, the climate and CO2.

Biomonitoring Lamborghini Environmental protection

In April 2016 Lamborghini established an apiary in the Lamborghini Park, with the aim to initiate a monitoring program of several pollutants, by analyzing honey, wax and the honey bees themselves.

Bees can be used as excellent environmental indicators, as they allow an indirect monitoring of the state of health of the surrounding area. Their attitude to exploring every corner of the region in search of vital resources, means that every day the foragers of a beehive execute million withdrawals from various matrices of the environment: the flowers for pollen and nectar, infested leaves sucking insects to collect the honeydew (later transformed into honey), buds and twigs to gather the resins necessary to the production of propolis, and then the water sources.

Lamborghini’s apiary consists of eight hives. During 2016, three of the eight hives have been the subject of three samples of all the hive matrices (honey, pollen, wax, and bees themselves) to detect any local environmental pollution: heavy metals, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, dioxins but also pesticides used in agriculture and the urban and private green.

In 2016 the apiary produced 240 kg of honey. The honey was found free from all the searched residues.

Carbon Neutrality Lamborghini Environmental protection

Lamborghini has become the first company in the world to obtain CO2-neutral certification under the DNV GL Carbon Neutrality program. The certificate is the first in the world to be awarded to a company by DNV GL, one of the world’s leading environmental risk management classification, verification and service companies.

Lamborghini achieves this milestone by reducing and offsetting CO2 emissions on its production site every year. Major emission-reducing projects by the company include a trigeneration plant, district heating and a solar energy system. The remaining emissions are handled through a carbon-offsetting project related to sustainable mobility in the City of Bologna.

DESI Project (Dual Education System Italy) Lamborghini Education and science

Lamborghini and Ducati go on with the social project jointly organized by both companies and inaugurated in 2014. The Dual Education System Italy (DESI) project was launched in collaboration with the Volkswagen Workforce Foundation, the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research, and the Ministry of Education of the Emilia Romagna region.

The two companies have created a curriculum/program that is new to Italy, based on the German dual-education model, which combines classroom-based theory with practical work experience placements.

In 2016 the second cohort of Italian students, coming from the 3rd classes of  the professional high schools Aldini-Valeriani  and Belluzzi Fioravanti in Bologna, started the first year of the two-year period, necessary in order to obtain the school-leaving qualification.

Lamborghini and Ducati have built modern, dedicated training centers at their production facilities to accommodate the students. Together with the Belluzzi Fioravanti and Aldini Valeriani schools in Bologna, they have developed a common curriculum for 45 young Italians, creating a sustainable dual education concept involving local schools and companies. 

District heating from a biogas cogeneration plant Lamborghini Environmental protection

Automobili Lamborghini has become the first Italian automotive company to install a district heating system. Supplying hot water from a biogas-fueled cogeneration plant, the system is located in Nonantola (around six kilometers from the factory). The hot water produced by the plant (at 85 °C) is transported via underground pipes to the Lamborghini facility, where its thermal energy is used to heat the buildings. The biogas cogeneration plant has a total capacity of 1 MW. The project is expected to supply Lamborghini with a minimum of 7,200 MWh in thermal energy per year. The estimated annual reduction in greenhouse gases should come to approximately 1,780 t CO2.

Donation for the earthquake in Italy Audi Regional support

Support the re-building of a school destroyed by the earthquake

Fisica in Moto (FIM) Ducati Education and science

The “Fisica in Moto” project is a physics laboratory which, among other things, aims to help secondary school students choose a technical university. It also seeks to introduce the young engineers of tomorrow to topics of interest in the natural sciences.

Fondazione Bologna Business School Lamborghini Culture and arts

A principal objective of Lamborghini’s Corporate Social Responsibility strategy is to support educational initiatives to develop the local region. Accordingly, the company has chosen to support a top-ranking local foundation: the Fondazione Bologna Business School (BBS).

Linked to Bologna University, BBS is one of the best-known business schools in Italy. Lamborghini’s partnership with the foundation aims to support education in a managerial culture, founded on in-depth skills and leadership.

Fondazione Teatro Comunale Bologna Lamborghini Culture and arts

In accordance with its Corporate Social Responsibility strategy, Automobili Lamborghini supports cultural initiatives and Institutions, in order to enhance the social development of the territory. In 2016, Automobili Lamborghini decided to start a partnership with Bologna’s Teatro Comunale. The Teatro Comunale is the main theatre in Bologna, staging opera, music and ballet performances. It has established an opera school to support the development of young artists. Automobili Lamborghini supported the Teatro Comunale’s activities through a contribution of lyric drama “Attila” by Giuseppe Verdi. Automobili Lamborghini strengthened the partnership with Teatro Comunale through  “Tracce Musicali”, a CSR initiative dedicated to students from Emilia-Romagna schools who could enjoy free rehearsals for the 2017 Symphonic Season, in order to spread the culture of music throughout the young generations.

Shape the future Audi Education and science

Provide secondary school students a work-related learning path

Trigeneration Plant Lamborghini Environmental protection

Trigeneration plants produce heating, cooling and electricity from a single fuel, in Lamborghini’s case natural gas. The transformation of heat energy into power for refrigeration utilizes the refrigeration cycle via an absorption chiller. The chiller exploits phase changes in the temperature of the refrigerant, combined with an absorbent.

The Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. plant has an installed power capacity of 1.2 MWhe. The electricity generated is distributed throughout the company via a transformer, while the thermal energy is distributed via a new hot water pipe. When peaks occur in the energy demand, the original thermal power plants operate as a backup for the system.

The installed thermal capacity is 1,190 kWt, which will be used during the winter period from November to March. During the other months of the year, the refrigeration output (approximately 890 kWh) will be absorbed by the main refrigeration units located on site.

This project has a number of different objectives. The main goal is to reduce CO2 emissions. By supplying the system with natural gas, the estimated reduction in greenhouse gas emissions is 823 tCO2e. Moreover, a series of small adaptations will allow the system to be converted to run on biogas in the future.