This morning on the pit-lane at Misano, Yamaha Motor Racing was presented by Cer.To, the Piedmontese agency, with the prestigious "Environmental Management System" certificate, a milestone in the process undertaken by Yamaha Motor Racing in its compliance with the UNI EN ISO 14001 standard. The EMS certificate shows the continued improvement of Yamaha Motor Racing's activities and the ongoing research into materials and instruments to achieve outstanding technical results, along with remarkable environmental performances. It confirms the importance given to environmental matters since 1990, when the Yamaha Motor Company group's environmental activities started, concentrating on the pursuit and sharing of unyielding values; a passion for motors as well as a respect for people and the environment.
This morning the Fiat Yamaha Team succeeded in achieving another goal in becoming the first MotoGP Team to obtain the "Environmental Management System" certificate. No other team before has managed to achieve this highest level of competitiveness and expertise in terms of environmental protection.
The success of Yamaha Motor Racing's achievement is another important milestone for Yamaha Motor Company's worldwide activities reflecting the Group's sensitivity to environmental issues through Yamaha's Corporate Social Responsibility Program. The process was characterized by several different aspects ranging from the voluntary enrollment of the Yamaha Team in this certification project to the proactive participation of all team members (on-field technicians, office employees, venue managers in charge of hospitality) who, after the necessary training, consistently and appropriately used Airbank's devices and equipment while working together and seeking new ideas for ongoing improvements, thus adhering to the company mission statement.
Yamaha Motor Racing asked the competent bodies (including Dorna) for the documents of the various racetracks at which the Team would compete in order to arrange for the best solutions in terms of correct environmental policies.
Marco Riva, General Manager of Yamaha Motor Racing ,said: "After a year of hard and interesting work, involving our partners and staff, we have reached this important objective, the ISO 14001/2004 environmental certification, but we consider it more as a starting point, rather than the end of our efforts. In the coming months we will be very busy with the application of the environmental management system in our working environment. I am sure that all our staff will not hesitate to understand the acquired information and adopt this system every day, bearing in mind that the environment, health and safety are key factors for Yamaha's success ".
Mr Vito Ippolito, FIM President ,said: "On behalf of the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme, I would like to congratulate Yamaha Motor Racing for being awarded the ISO 14001 certification, which reflects a great achievement in the field of environmental management. We believe that the motorcycling world is becoming more and more aware of the importance of including sustainability in its sport and such an important step taken by Yamaha Motor Racing shows the world that we are not only talking but also acting. The FIM, through its Ride Green campaign and various environmental actions already taken in the field of environmental protection, strongly supports and promotes sustainable projects and we hope that other teams will follow the example set by Yamaha Racing Team. "
On behalf of CerTo, Mr. Alessandro Ferracino, General Manager , added: "Once again, the activity Yamaha Motor Racing has carried out has highlighted the usefulness of a management system within already strongly structured companies. At the basis was a firm involvement of the whole staff, which was easily verifiable throughout the auditing process. The predictable initial skepticism was enthusiastically overcome by all those involved and they were able to emphasize the organizational improvement in carrying out crucial and nonstandard tasks ".
Ms. Gloria Mazzoni, General Manager of Airbank , (Yamaha Motor Racing's Premium Partner for environmental affairs) said: "We were glad to help Yamaha Motor Racing in achieving the ISO 14001 environmental certification. Thanks to their strong attention towards people's safety and the protection of the environment, and also thanks to Airbank's products and advice, the target has been reached far in advance. "To establish this Environmental Management System, Airbank has offered Yamaha Motor Racing a team of skilled workers headed by Giovanni Piazza - owner of Business Solution Srl.- as well as a wide range of diversified and custom-made products and services, in order to meet every kind of demand. In this range we can find first aid kits for accidental spillage, which contain absorbent material and devices for individual safety, tanks and cans to carry flammable materials and collect exhausted oil, super-imposable custom-made transport cases for waste selection, containers to stock drums and dangerous material, and a hood for fuel fumes suction designed by our experts ".