The FIA Environmental Accreditation Programme was launched in 2011 to help the motorsport industry to assess and enhance their environmental performance. It measures performance across a range of 17 criteria ranging from energy use and supply chain management; to transport planning, noise management and carbon emissions. To maintain impartiality in the auditing process for the Accreditation, the audits are carried out by an independent qualified auditor.
The FIA Formula One World Championship™ was first awarded the accreditation in 2020 and since then many of the key stakeholders within the sport, including the Teams, Race Promoters and host circuits, have also embarked on their own journeys to achieve FIA Three-Star Environmental Accreditation.
Alongside the ten F1 Teams, Pirelli, a Global Partner of Formula 1 and key supplier of the World Championship, also holds the Three-Star Environmental Accreditation.
Several Race Promoters and host circuits have achieved the highest level of accreditation, including events in Italy, Spain, Belgium, Austria, and the UAE, with the UK, Japan, and Singapore also all currently possessing the Accreditation at some level. This is in addition to others possessing ISO14001 or ISO20121 – key certifications that, respectively, help an organization set up an effective environmental management system, and offer guidance and best practice to help you manage your event and control its social, economic, and environmental impact.
Stefano Domenicali, President & CEO at Formula 1 said:
“To have our whole Championship, as well as many of our partners and promoters, achieve this milestone is a significant moment and one which demonstrates the ongoing commitment from the whole F1 community to change to reach our sustainability goals. There is of course a lot of work still to do, but we are committed to hitting our targets, continuing to innovate in a sustainable way, and setting a positive example to the motorsport community and beyond.”
Ellen Jones, Head of ESG at Formula 1 said:
“As we make strides to deliver on our Sustainability Strategy, environmental management systems play an important role. From embedding continuous improvement across our processes through to engagement plans with our stakeholders, management systems help ensure that we are all delivering a more sustainable event and championship.”
Felipe Calderón, President of the FIA Environment and Sustainability Commission said:
“At the pinnacle of motor sport, it is vital that the FIA Formula One World Championship sets the highest standards for environmental sustainability, and this renewal of FIA Three-Star Environmental Accreditation recognises that the championship continues to prioritise and achieve best practice in reaching its goals. Within the F1 ecosystem, all ten teams now also hold this highest level of accreditation, together with a growing number of official suppliers, race promoters and circuits – this clearly shows that we are moving in the right direction, but we can and must all do more. This announcement is a great endorsement of the FIA Environmental Accreditation Programme that provides a framework for the motor sport community at every level to tackle the environmental issues that face us all, and I congratulate Formula 1 for its ongoing work and achievements on its path to become a net zero carbon organisation by 2030.”
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