Soave Automotive Group’s affiliate, Aristocrat Motors, offers the latest in eco friendly technology. The “smart fortwo,” a new smart car, is an eco friendly vehicle- and not just in its fuel emissions.
“If you are truly eco-friendly, your attitude stretches beyond the product itself to everything you do,” explains the company. “In our smartville production center, we have analyzed and increased the thermal insulation of our buildings to minimize heat loss. We collect the excess heat generated from our injection molding machines to heat our paint booths. We even have our own natural gas fired thermal energy station that supplies our hot water and some of our electricity. Environmentally sound buildings, intelligent people, technologically advanced car.”
The innovation present in the smart center is astounding, and the company has consistently been at the forefront of modern hybrid technology. “From its initial conceptualization to today’s manufacturing, smart has adhered to strict Daimler environmental guidelines in an effort to protect the environment, reduce energy consumption and innovatively preserve our natural resources. Our ‘eco balance sheet’ offers fascinating insights into the future, from the demands on raw materials to a projection of future waste.”
The smart center’s environmentally friendly policy of efficiency is based on waste management: on eliminating as much waste as possible, and making sure that everything is used. “We are fanatics on waste. Yes, we like recycling, but our initial thought is to always avoid the waste in the first place. So we work with our suppliers to source our parts in returnable containers. And when waste is unavoidable we don’t stop there – we grade it, collect it, analyze it and recycle it,” shares smart.
Here is the stated smart Environmental Policy: “With our products, we are setting a milestone for environmentally-compatible individual mobility. Every day, we live an efficient and dynamic environmental management system that is aligned towards on-going improvement.”
Regarding this policy, the company also shares, “Now, we understand that those can just be words or that we can really live with the spirit of that commitment. We choose the spirit! And then we back up that intention with rigorous independent examination. Annual internal and external audits ensure that this system is consistently applied.”
These environmental policies are not just for smart. The company wants its suppliers to be environmentally smart too. So the suppliers who have gathered in smartville work with the company in an environmental protection workgroup to coordinate environmental efforts and set future strategies. Each one lives together as a smart community honoring the environment and natural resources.
About Soave Enterprises
Soave Enterprises is a diversified management and investment company founded by Detroit businessman Anthony Soave that provides strategic planning, financial and other management resources to its affiliated business ventures in the real estate, automotive retailing, beer distribution, scrap metal, industrial services and transportation industries, among others. For more information on Tony Soave and Soave Enterprises, please visit http://www.soave.com.
Aristocrat Motors is Kansas City’s premier auto dealership representing the Mercedes-Benz, smart, Porsche, Land Rover, Jaguar, and Maserati brands. Voted “Best Foreign Auto Dealership” by the readers of Ingram’s Magazine as well as “Best Auto Dealership” by the readers of KC Magazine, Aristocrat Motors is committed to the highest levels of customer service and is proud to be an active member of the Kansas City community for over 50 years.
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