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Bologna, 2015-03-06

Ducati Motor Holding is granted ISO 14001 environmental certification

• Certification of Environmental Management System in place at the Bologna factory
• The managing director of TÜV Italia, Ettore Favia, personally presented
  the ISO 14001 certificate to the CEO of Ducati Motor Holding, Claudio Domenicali
• The certification confirms the close attention paid by Ducati to environmental
  policies and highlights the company's commitment to a optimised use
  of natural resources

Ettore Favia (CEO TÜV Italia), Claudio Domenicali (CEO Ducati Motor Holding), ISO 14001 environmental certification The managing director of TÜV Italia, Ettore Favia, presented Claudio Domenicali, CEO of Ducati Motor Holding, with the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System certificate during a ceremony held at the factory in Bologna. This certification regards the environmental impact of processes used at the Bologna factory, from the design and planning stage to production and testing, on road and racetrack, of the finished motorcycles. Such certification also covers Ducati Corse racing division.

ISO 14001 is an international standard which companies voluntarily adhere to. It defines the characteristics required for an Environmental Management System in order to be considered adequate for the company it serves. Ducati gained this important certification in December 2014 and received the prestigious certificate at the presentation ceremony.

This certification shows the careful attention paid by Ducati to management of activities regarding the environment and highlights the company's commitment to a rational and optimised use of energy and water, as well as to reduced waste production.

The entire staff of Ducati Motor Holding has been involved in the development of the procedures with an up-to-date and organised vision of environmental policy management.

Founded in 1926, since 1946 Ducati has produced sports-inspired motorcycles that are characterised by high-performance engines with Desmodromic controlled distribution, innovative design and cutting-edge technology. Ducati also promotes sustainability and the ISO 14001 certification attained by the Bologna-based motorcycle manufacturer, including the racing division, is a result of this.

“This certification is an example of Ducati's quest for new challenges and new performance levels, this time not on the track but in the field of environmental management,” stated Ettore Favia, managing director of TÜV Italia, “not satisfied with multiple victories on the racetrack, Ducati has taken up a different challenge and come out winning.”

“We are extremely pleased and proud of this ISO 14001 certification,” said Claudio Domenicali, managing director of Ducati Motor Holding, during the presentation ceremony, “it's concrete proof of how seriously we take the question of sustainability here at Ducati, starting from the planning and design phase right up to the final stage where we test each of the assembled motorcycles. It's a significant achievement and we got there just 18 months after launching the project, thanks to the work of a dedicated team and the close collaboration of many of the company's different departments. To ensure those hard-won standards are maintained, the certification has to be renewed year by year, allowing us to demonstrate how Ducati doesn't simply follow procedures but is committed on a daily basis to bettering the environment.”

Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. - A Sole Shareholder Company - A Company subject to the Management and Coordination activities of AUDI AG
Founded in 1926, Ducati has been producing sport-inspired motorcycles since 1946. Today, their motorcycles are characterized by performance engines with Desmodromic valve actuation, innovative design and avant-garde technology. Covering several market segments, Ducati's range of motorcycles is divided into model families which include: Diavel, Hypermotard, Monster, Multistrada, Streetfighter and Superbike. In 2015 Ducati presents the Ducati Scrambler: not just a new motorcycle but rather a new brand, offering a whole new world made up of bikes, accessories and apparel that provide the last word in self-expression.

These authentic icons of “made in Italy”, together with an extensive range of associated accessories and technical and lifestyle apparel, are distributed in over 80 countries around the world, with concentration on the European, North American and Asia-Pacific markets. In addition to the Bologna factory located in the Borgo Panigale area, Ducati has a plant in Thailand, which opened in 2011 and assembles motorcycles for the Asian market, and, since 2012, another in Brazil that assembles motorcycles for South America. In 2014 Ducati delivered 45,100 motorcycles to customers, an all-time company record.

Ducati competes in both the World Superbike and MotoGP World Championships. In Superbike Ducati has won 17 Manufacturers' titles and 14 Riders' titles and in 2011 passed the historic milestone of 300 race victories. Ducati have participated in MotoGP since 2003, winning both the Manufacturers' and Riders' titles in 2007.

TÜV Italia (EN
TÜV Italia is an independent certification, inspection, testing and training body, Italian branch of the German group TÜV SÜD a leader in its field of activities. TÜV Italia has a structure of around 500 employees and 400 employees, divided between Sesto S. Giovanni (MI) headquarter, eight operating offices, besides the laboratories placed in Scarmagno (TO) and the subsidiary Bytest, based in Volpiano (TO) and pH located at Tavarnelle Val di Pesa (FI). The body is active in many areas such as: assessments and management system certifications according to the main international standards; product certification, homologations for Automotive sector; inspections, tests and certification of industrial plants and structures; laboratory tests and second part inspections; conformity tests according to the main European Directives; inspections and certifications in the field of renewable energy; inspections and certifications of inventories and projects for GHG reductions according to Kyoto Protocol; assessment and certification of railway systems; due diligence for real estate, property appraisal project audits, surveys and engineering controls, energy certification of buildings; plant and lifts periodical testing; food and environmental hygiene testing; training, funded and not.


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