On UN World Environment Day 2018, the FIA has launched a new model in the FIA Sustainability Programme that aims to support its member clubs in achieving the FIA environmental accreditation.
To an audience of over 200 representatives from its Sporting member clubs gathered in Manila, Philippines for the annual FIA Sport Conference, the FIA has announced “Project Inspire”, the implementation of several measures to facilitate access to its Environmental Accreditation Programme.
Launched in 2013, this Programme seeks to increase awareness of environmental management issues, helping its members and other motor sport stakeholders worldwide to measure and enhance their environmental performance. By introducing clear and consistent environmental management into motor sport activities and providing stakeholders with a framework against which to accredit their activities, the Programme provides guidance to facilitate the adoption of environmental initiatives.
As part of the changes announced today, the FIA will deploy its Sustainability Advisor and other dedicated resources to assist the applicants in attaining accreditation. Coinciding with this will be three new levels of accreditation, as follows:
(entry-level, basic environmental performance)
(good environmental performance)
As the governing body for world motor sport and the Federation representing the interests of over 80 million motorists and their families, the FIA has a duty to not only support but lead global sustainability action.
Jean Todt, FIA President and the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety, commented: “The FIA is striving to not only improve its sustainability practices, but to inspire our member clubs to become change leaders in environmental performance. It is therefore very pleasing to mark the important occasion of World Environment Day with another significant action from the FIA Environment & Sustainability Commission. We continue to make great strides with the regulation of FIA Championships and racing events, starting with Formula 1 and Endurance. The FIA Formula E Championship also has significant value, promoting urban electric mobility, which helps in the fight against pollution and encourages respect for the environment. It is through such measures that we will create a more sustainable future across sport and mobility.”
Felipe Calderon, President of the FIA Environment & Sustainability Commission, said: “The FIA has endorsed environmental sustainability as a key component of its governance. The Federation is committed to making environmental best practice part of its core culture, and the Environmental Accreditation programme is a key element of this strategy. By helping its clubs and affiliated members worldwide to understand, measure, and improve their environmental footprint, the FIA demonstrates its commitment to play a leading role in the global environmental sustainability effort.”