Ferrari has always put people and their passion at the centre of all its processes and involvement in motorsport, starting with our employees and their families then extending outward to our clients and the community as a whole.
The “Formula Uomo” programme launched in 1990s, and developed continuously since then to the present day, has changed the face of the plant with the introduction of technologies for better safety and quality of life.
Ferrari’s commitment to sustainability come to fruition in the polluting emissions reduction programme, through the improvement of efficiency in the cars themselves and in the production process, implementing the latest environmental standards in the construction of the newest buildings on site, and using a trigeneration plant and renewable sources to cover its entire energy needs.
Alongside the intense research and development activities of the company, this dedication to the well-being of its people, the working environment and the community allows Ferrari to create cars with superlative qualities for its customers.
The key advances and results in these crucial areas are presented in the 2017 Sustainability Report.
Innovation and technology for the customer
Innovation is part of Ferrari's DNA and steers its every product and process.
Scuderia Ferrari's involvement in the Formula 1 World Championship is a significant source of technological innovation, which is then transferred to Ferrari sports and Gran Turismo models.
As well as through intense research and development, Ferrari also creates innovation by encouraging the creativity of its employees. The “Pole Position Evo” project, for example, recognises and rewards ideas presented by employees to improve products, methods and the working environment, of which there were over 7600 in 2017 alone.
Innovating for Ferrari also means striving for the total satisfaction of its customers. A precisely structured process uses specific indices to assess the opinion of customers concerning products, services, events and the global Ferrari ownership experience. And the results of this analytical process are outstanding, as demonstrated by the fact that in 2017, 66% of vehicle sales went to customers who already owned a Ferrari, while 32% of customers owned more than one of our cars.
Ferrari is committed to improving the efficiency of its production process and reducing the emissions of its production plants and vehicles.
Ferrari's Maranello and Modena plants have both been ISO 14001 certified since 2001, and this certification was renewed again 2016. In 2007, Ferrari also attained and renewed in the following years Integrated Environmental Authorisation. The buildings and plants constructed over the past few years in particular are compliant with the most progressive environmental standards.
The trigeneration plant became operational in 2009. In 2017, in addition to producing hot and cold water, this plant generated 119 GWh of electric power, covering 86% of the electric energy consumption of the Maranello plant. The remaining 14% was generated by renewable sources such as our solar photovoltaic installations.
Over the years, the group has launched a number of different initiatives to improve the energy efficiency of its production processes, such as the introduction of a new gas-fired furnace for the production of primary engine components in aluminium.
Between 2007 and 2012, Ferrari has reduced the CO2 of its European fleet by 27%, by reducing the energy requirements of its vehicles. The group intends to continue in this direction, with the goal of further reducing CO2 emissions for the entire range by 15% relative to 2014 levels before the end of 2020. Continuous research in areas such as turbocharging, engine downsizing, transmission technology, electric power steering and hybrid technology makes it possible to improve performance on the one hand while increasing environmental sustainability on the other.
The quality of the cars cannot be separated from the quality of life of Ferrari workers.
The Formula Uomo programme grew on this basis, aiming to strengthen the safety culture, improve the working environment and develop a community that today includes 40 nationalities.
This is why the Maranello plant was specifically designed to prioritise the well-being of the workers, employing advanced technologies for the correct use of natural light, the containment of noise levels, and the best possible levels of temperature and humidity.
Over the past few years, further significant investment has been made to increase the green areas. These can be found both inside and out of the various factory buildings and today cover a surface area of 165,000 square metres. Aloe arborescens, blue buddleja and dianthus carthusianorum are just some of the hundreds of plant species than one can admire when strolling through the grounds of Maranello.
There has also been a huge investment in safety at work, through the actual structures and specific training, which has achieved significant results in all sections of the company. The involvement of the workers has been crucial to the effectiveness of the programme for reporting near misses, which is to say, events that could have caused an accident.
Ferrari employees also have access to a wide range of training courses, as well as fitness programmes, such as 'Formula Benessere' which takes care of their health through check-ups. The children of employees benefit from 'Benessere Junior', a medical check-up and sports programme, as well as scholarships for the most deserving and from 'Formula Estate Junior', a centre that organises sports and educational programmes.
Ferrari believes that the Maranello plants are not only a place where innovative cars are manufactured, but are also a world of technical and ecological research, carried out by people who make full use of their talent and passion.
Ferrari for the community
Ferrari's involvement in the community and its projects in the Maranello and Modena areas, where all of its vehicles are produced, are extremely important to the group. Ferrari primarily supports the development of the community through its collaboration with local universities. Educating brilliant new engineers with an academic curriculum focused on new technologies and innovative solutions for pioneering performance is a vital prerequisite for identifying and taking advantage of the opportunities of tomorrow.
This is the precise purpose of the Motorvehicle University of Emilia-Romagna (MUNER), an association founded in synergy between the Universities of Modena, Reggio Emilia, Bologna, Ferrara and Parma, Ferrari and the other marques in the region representing automotive excellence.
The link between the brand and the local territory is strengthened by the two museums at Maranello and Modena, where the spirit of Ferrari and the history of its founder are kept alive by drawing visitors from all over the world.