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Milestone reached as all 10 Formula 1 teams achieve FIA Three-Star Environmental Accreditation

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Formula 1 has become the first motorsport championship in the world to have all member teams achieve FIA Three-Star Environmental Accreditation, the highest level of environmental sustainability recognition from the sport’s governing body.

Meanwhile, the FIA Formula One World Championship has renewed its own Three-Star Environmental Accreditation as it strives to become Net Zero by 2030 – a target that has been embraced by stakeholders from teams to manufacturers and promoters to partners.

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The FIA Environmental Accreditation Programme was launched in 2011 to help the motorsport industry assess and enhance their environmental performance, with performance across a range of 17 criteria measured, ranging from energy use and supply chain management to transport planning, noise management and carbon emissions.

To ensure that impartiality is maintained during 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 back in 2020 and since then many of the sport’s key stakeholders have embarked on their own journeys to achieve FIA Three-Star Environmental Accreditation.

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Every team on the F1 grid now holds FIA Three-Star Environmental Accreditation

Alongside the 10 F1 teams, tyre supplier and Global Partner Pirelli hold the Three-Star Environmental Accreditation, while several race promoters and host circuits have achieved it, including events in Italy, Spain, Belgium, Austria, and the UAE, with the UK, Japan and Singapore also possessing the accreditation at some level.

This is in addition to others holding the key ISO14001 or ISO20121 certifications that respectively help an organisation set up an effective environmental management system, and offer guidance and best practice to help manage an event and control its social, economic, and environmental impact.

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“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,” said F1 President and CEO Stefano Domenicali.

“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 Sustainability at F1, commented: “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.”

SPA, BELGIUM - AUGUST 25: The F1 logo is pictured in the paddock during previews ahead of the F1

F1 is working hard with stakeholders to become Net Zero by 2030

Felipe Calderon, President of the FIA Environment and Sustainability Commission, added: “At the pinnacle of motor sport, it is vital that the FIA Formula One World Championship sets the highest standards for environmental sustainability.

“This renewal of FIA Three-Star Environmental Accreditation recognises that the championship continues to prioritise and achieve best practice in reaching its goals.

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“Within the F1 ecosystem, all 10 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.

“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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