Formula One's governing body, the FIA have announced that Ferrari have achieved Three Star Environmental Accreditation – the highest level possible within the organisation's sustainability programme.
The governing body created the programme, named Environmental Accreditation Programme in order to help key players in the motorsport and automotive sector measure and enhance their environmental performance by means of an independent certification process.
By 2020, Ferrari had achieved its goal of reducing the CO2 emissions of its European fleet by an estimated 35% compared to 2007 levels. The Italian company aims at becoming a Net Zero Carbon sport by 2030, sharing the common goal of Formula 1 and all the other top-level motorsport stakeholder.
Ferrari has launched a number of project to achieve its goals, such as the elimination of non-reusable plastic during Grands Prix, in effect since the Spanish GP.
Furthermore, Shell also intends to contribute to Ferrari’s goals. Since the recent Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix, the fuel used to power the generators required for track operations has been made up of 60% renewables and 40% GTL (gas-to-liquid). The Dutch company believes that the level of emissions produced by previous generators will be halved, while any unavoidable emissions will be offset using natural solutions that reduce the carbon intensity of the energy produced.
“We are delighted to see that @Ferrari has a strong commitment to environmental sustainability. We recognise this with the highest level Three-Star FIA Environmental Accreditation" @FelipeCalderon FIA Environment and Sustainability Commission President. https://t.co/molhlRmyjg— FIA (@fia) June 30, 2021
Commenting on the announcement, Mattia Binotto, Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow Managing Director and Team Principal said: “Achieving the three stars in the FIA Environmental Accreditation Programme is an important acknowledgement for Ferrari. The issue of environmental sustainability is becoming more and more of a priority in motor racing.
"It is a commitment that we feel strongly about as a Scuderia, both in our day-to-day activities - as evidenced by the two projects that we implemented in early 2021 - as well as over the long term. Formula 1 has now reached a very high technological level in terms of power unit efficiency, and we are working hard, alongside the FIA, Formula 1 and the other car manufacturers involved in defining the regulatory framework for the future, with the aim of transferring the best on-track solutions onto road-going cars, a fundamental component in Ferrari’s DNA," Binotto concluded.
Felipe Calderón, President of the FIA Environment and Sustainability Commission added: "We are delighted to see that Ferrari has a strong commitment to environmental sustainability, and we recognise this with the highest level Three-Star FIA Environmental Accreditation.
"We are confident that this will act as a catalyst for more changes throughout Formula 1, motor sport and automotive mobility as a whole as part of the #PurposeDriven movement launched by the FIA. 55 accreditations have already been awarded since the beginning of the FIA Environmental Accreditation Programme and it is a great achievement.”