Yamaha Motor Racing Renew Health and Safety and Environmental Certificates

2014-06-23 00:58
Following a three-day audit during the Catalunya Grand Prix, Yamaha Motor Racing is proud to announce the successful renewal of both the ISO 14001:2004 and BS_OHSAS 18001:2007 certificates.

Having set the target in 2009, Yamaha Motor Racing was first awarded the ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System certificate in 2010. The learnings were then shared with motorcycle racing’s key bodies, including Dorna, IRTA and the FIM to help the entire paddock community to step forward. Further efforts to improve working practices led to the award of the BS_OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational Health & Safety Management System certificate in 2013.

Now in 2014, Yamaha Motor Racing is proud to have had both certificates renewed following the successful three day audit at the Catalunya Grand Prix and at Yamaha Motor Racing Srl's facilities in Gerno di Lesmo (Italy).

Yamaha Motor Racing’s journey towards achieving these milestones began in 2008 having decided to begin changing the way the organization operated in order to excel in both health and safety and environmental responsibility. All members of the Yamaha MotoGP operation including our numerous partners and suppliers were involved working together to gain the certificates. The target was then and has been to this day to manage and minimize risks, on the basis that HEALTH AND SAFETY ARE NOT AN OPTION but a necessity.

Yamaha Motor Racing has continued to strive to adopt the best working practices not just to achieve the best results but also with the optimum environmental performance in mind.

Dedicated attention has been given to the improvement of a number of factors, including personnel training, the management of dangerous goods, safety procedures and recycling. The process by which the hospitality units of Movistar Yamaha MotoGP are constructed and broken down is a highlight of this forward thinking approach.

It’s not just within the paddock that the changes can be seen; the KISS Mugello initiative (Keep it Shiny and Sustainable) has had a hugely positive impact on spectators at the Italian Grand Prix both in 2013 and 2014. Using riders as role models, the initiative promotes sustainable behavior in race attendees, encouraging them to keep the Mugello circuit clean and shiny both during and after the race weekend.


Yamaha Motor Racing, General Manager Marco Riva Marco Riva
Yamaha Motor Racing, General Manager

“We are very proud to have successfully renewed both our certificates. This achievement is the result of hard work by everybody involved in Yamaha Motor Racing’s operations, both team and corporate staff and also those key hospitality staff members of Alpinestars. We truly believe that SAFETY IS NOT AN OPTION and we are working hard to ensure that we create the safest possible environment for our staff to operate within. We are also working hard to minimize our impact on the environment and work smarter to be even more effective in the future. We are proud to witness that the Aragon Circuit in 2013 and COTA and Montmelò circuits in 2014 successfully developed their KISS projects. The appreciation from FIM and UNEP (United Nations Environmental Program) of our KISS program is encouraging our sport to promote positive actions by both the paddock community and the racing fans: it’s important we all take responsibility for our footprint!”

Source: Yamaha MotoGP

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