The Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team achieves FIA Three-Star Environmental Accreditation
Following its debut season in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, the Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team has achieved three-star status in the FIA’s environmental certification programme.
With just weeks to go before the start of its second season in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, the Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team has been awarded the status of Three-Star Environmental Accreditation by the FIA.
The aim of the FIA’s Environmental Accreditation Programme is to help and encourage participants to measure and improve their environmental performance. The focus is not on environmental management alone, but also on continuously improving existing processes and procedures and laying the foundations for operating in a sustainable fashion.
The Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team successfully completed the remote audit in December 2020. The successful accreditation is the result of joint achievements at the Mercedes-Benz Motorsport facilities in Brackley and Brixworth, as well as those of HWA AG in Affalterbach. HWA AG, which is responsible for trackside operations, was also awarded with the Three-Star Environmental Accreditation by the FIA earlier this year.
“I am delighted that our team has earned the FIA’s Three-Star Environmental Accreditation after only its rookie season in Formula E, joining the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team and the ranks of teams, organisers and racing series that have already reached this milestone,” said Ian James, Team Principal of the Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team.
“We have a responsibility to not only comply with the FIA’s requirements, but also to do everything we can to reduce our carbon footprint. So this seal of approval is a very important step for us, but ultimately we need to make sure that we utilise all the measures and levers at our disposal to make our team as sustainable as possible. And that is exactly what we intend to do.”
Jean Todt, FIA President, said: “The FIA wishes to congratulate the Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team on receiving the Three-star status within the FIA environmental accreditation. The team joins Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team in achieving the criteria required for the highest level of certification and it shows the strong commitment of the brand to environmental sustainability. It is the third Formula E Team with this status after Mahindra Racing and Envision Virgin Racing, and I am pleased to see that this number is constantly growing.”
Jamie Reigle, Chief Executive Officer of Formula E, said: “We’re delighted that the Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team has achieved FIA Three-Star Environmental Accreditation. It’s encouraging to see teams on the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship grid pushing for best practice in an area so fundamental to Formula E’s purpose. Mercedes receiving this prestigious accolade for their efforts in sustainability reinforces their commitment to Formula E’s mission and to the FIA’s #PurposeDriven movement.”
Source : Fia