In its Environmental and Sustainable Development Policy, Ducati is committed to evaluate, when choosing technologies, assess equipment and production processes, their impact on the environment with the aim to minimize it where possible.
To produce energy more efficiently than traditional systems, Ducati activated a trigeneration plant within its plant, a system that uses a single fuel to generate, through the use of two endothermic engines, electricity, heating and cooling energy.
Ducati focuses on saving energy consumption and for this reason, starting from 2017, automation activities have been implemented on the switching on/off time for the lighting systems and for pollutant exhaust systems in the plant. With the same goal, various relamping activities are also underway, that is the replacement of traditional lamps with LED ones.
Ducati is committed to reduce its water footprint, that is the total annual water volume used for its production processes, services and activities. For this reason, some measures have been implemented to reuse water and make more efficient use of water resources. The development of a project with a membrane plant is underway, aimed to increase the quantity of purified water, to be re-used within the production cycle.
In the waste management, the attention towards separate collection is essential, with the aim to separate the different families of waste as much as possible. This allows Ducati to send to recovery on average 94% of its special waste produced each year. The main fraction of waste generated during the year is that of packaging: which is why Ducati is working on a series of projects, in collaboration with logistics, to optimize its management.
Biomonitoring with bees
Ducati has always been attentive to control the impacts generated by its activities on the environment. In order to consolidate this commitment, in recent years it has launched an environmental monitoring plan that uses bees as bioindicator insects for biodiversity protection.