IAME TOWARDS THE GREEN TURN IN KARTING
We are aware that a serious, responsible and modern Company plays an important role not only for its customers and collaborators, but also for the socio-economic fabric and for the area in which it operates each day. The commitment to sustainability arises in Iame from the love we have for our land where each employee leads their professional and private life. For tsuch reasons we support with firm enthusiasm the initiatives aimed at the protection and development of our territory and we invest in internal projects with the aim of constantly reducing the environmental impact of our production activities, as well as in careful choices in the selection of the materials and our providers.
Operating in a sustainable way is for Iame a need shared by all company levels and made concrete through tangible initiatives.
IAME KARTING TAKES CARE OF THE ENVIRORONMENT, PEOPLE AND COMMUNITY
FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
We recognize the Eenvironment as the essential function for the continuity of life on the planet and, as a Brand, we want to be promoters and supporters of this challenge also in Karting.
In order to help create thriving conditions for the biosphere, we are committed to acting to reduce emissions and not cause further damage to the environmental system, promoting production models and products that tend to close cycles, subtracting as little as possible from natural systems, reducing consumption, waste and abuse of resources, managing production processes with low environmental impact and promoting dissemination and involvement activities towards customers and suppliers in order to stimulate common actions on environmental issues that are strategically and mutually relevant within the value chain.
FOR THE PEOPLE
We are aware that the “people” have a strategic and fundamental role within the social and corporate context and the space that surrounds them.
We are active supporters of the idea that conscious development is supported by human and cultural growth as much as by professional and work growth. We are committed to creating an environment suitable for creating a productive, rewarding and satisfying system, guaranteeing collective well-being, stimulating and rewarding creative thinking, guaranteeing continuous training and the exchange of knowledge and skills, sharing objectives and results. To us, each employee is a “person” before being a resource and we pay particular attention to serenity and safety as the basis of a solid commitment for the future of the community, the environment and the product.
FOR THE COMMUNITY
We recognize the social function and the role of positive force of the company for the territory and we are sure that companies develop in step with everything around them. That this may involve redefining the way in which business activities generate wealth and well-being, also considering social and environmental balances.
We have set ourselves the goal of increasing our “citizenship” as a business and we are committed to improving our social impact by supporting and promoting projects for sport and for the community, promoting, spreading the culture of loyalty and fairness in Karting as a sport and in the territory in which we operate, activating synergistic collaborations with the stakeholders of the territory guided by reciprocity of intentions, by transparency of purposes and methods also through the care and conservation of ethically sustainable values, culture, processes and practices.
IAME KARTING REDUCES EMISSIONS TO PROTECT AND CHANGE THE GLOBAL SURROUNDINGS
Sustainability is becoming an urgent need for many companies, IAME does not consider it an obligation or social certificate, it represents an authentic objective that aims to define an attitude focused on awareness and concreteness of doing. We have decided to work to be the catalysts of change in karting, to awaken and nurture a new ecological awareness, to inspire and spread new business models and new models of ethics in motorsport.
With support and determination we want to bring a voice to sustainability by changing the idea into action, making sure that the purpose becomes a solution. We want to be guided by the values of ethics, in full respect of the ecosystem and all living forms present in it.
IAME CHOOSES TO PRODUCE PHOTOVOLTAIC ENERGY AND ACCESS THE RENEWABLE SOURCES
IAME decides to lead towards reducing the consumption of fossil fuels, taking on the responsibility of no longer being one of the causes of global warming.
The production capacity of almost 250 kWp of energy generated by the photovoltaic systems, represents an important step towards the use of clean energy. A concrete help in reducing the release of carbon dioxide or other gases into the atmosphere.
The will and commitment to significantly reduce the environmental impact of our production activities and the will of our Brand to generate energy using renewable sources, decreasing or even eliminating the use of traditional energy from, has led us to the result to be able to share with everyone the intention of doing good to our customers, our staff, to Karting and society but, above all, to the future of our planet.
Our business becomes sustainable and the photovoltaic system operating at the IAME plant is a tangible and constant testimony of our environmental commitment.
FROM FOSSIL FUELS TO RENEWABLE SOURCES
IAME choses to use renewable energy. Since many years with natural gas and from 2021 also for electrical power. With RePower, IAME plays an active role as a change agent in the most important environmental challenge of our time: the transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources.
IAME believes that sustainability is the cornerstone for building our future: living, transporting and working to the detriment of the environment is no longer a possible choice. Iame has always shared these values and from today, we confirm it with an important choice: our offices are powered by clean energy. We chose RePower’s energy: 100% renewable, 100% Italian and of certified origin. The residual CO2 emissions of energy production and distribution are offset by our supplier with zero impact projects. With RePower, IAME plays an active role as a change agent in the most important environmental challenge of our time: the energy transition from fossil fuels to renewables.
SEE US WELL, SEE US GREEN
IAME has recently committed to replacing all lighting sources inside its buildings with low consumption devices. This change involved both the offices and the factories in the 4,500 square meters covered by our buildings. The investment of about € 40,000 for the production departments alone, has allowed the lighting system to be modernized by switching from traditional UV lamps to a 100% Würth LED system. The life of these new lamps is guaranteed for at least 7 years, thus reducing the need for continuous replacement and disposal of neon lamps as well as significantly reducing consumption.
ALKYLATED PETROL: LESS TOXIC AND MORE RESPECTFUL OF THE ENVIRONMENT
IAME has embraced the challenge of adopting alkylate gasoline, a pure fuel obtained from the gas distillation of crude oil.
Alkylated fuel is obtained with a process called alkylation, the fuel is purged of almost all pollutants and it burns without leaving soot, smoke and carbon residues. Alkylated gasoline has a better environmental impact than traditional fuel because the part of unburned fuel present in the exhaust gases of two-stroke engines contains much lower percentages of aromatic and olefinic hydrocarbons, including benzene. Alkylated gasoline is an ecological petrol as the most of the pollutants are almost absent.