Two fundamental steps endorse the importance the company gives to quality, a term which for Lombardini does not just mean following the fundamental regulations in the sector, but above all the desire to improve, to create and to prevent risks. This resulted in certification of the company's quality system to both ISO 9001 in 1995, and QS-9000 in 2002 for companies doing business in the automotive sector. These were two steps on a pathway which certainly does not terminate here. The goal, indeed, is the attainment of excellence, a goal which is constantly moving ahead and which requires continuous investment in human resources, technology, organization and methodology to meet / exceed expectations. Every detail must reflect final quality, because the whole is made up of a series of perfect parts. Updating the quality system to meet ISO 9001:2000 (Vision 2000) is the best guarantee of a future earmarked for continuous improvement. In recent years, Lombardini has developed a series of projects to reduce environmental impact, as indicated in the company and Kohler Group guidelines. The objective is to reach zero net levels by 2035 (NetZero 2035), as such obtaining a triple advantage indicated by three precise terms: PEOPLE, PLANET and PROFIT. Net Zero means total eco-compatibility, eliminating greenhouse gases, solid refuse and noise pollution and investing in cutting-edge green technologies. The market, which in the 1980s feared the possible consequences of environmental regulations and restrictions, has by now understood that the new frontiers are respect for the planet and its inhabitants. As such, Lombardini has a team of 12 technicians working full-time on these issues. And over the past three years, more than 2 million Euros has been invested in equipment and laboratory systems to deal with them. In fact, most Lombardini engines are certified to comply with both European and American anti-pollution regulations. As far as the American standards are concerned, we meet not only the general federal EPA requirements, but also the specific (CARB) standards mandated by California.