Environmental Policy

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1. Environmental policy

The FIA Institute in accordance with its Statutes is championing sustainability amongst motor sport stakeholders through the development of tools to support a drive towards sustainable motor sport. Alongside this, the FIA Institute is pursuing a number of measures to ensure it also, internally, adheres to best practice in environmental performance.

Since our last Environmental Policy was made public (06 December 2012), the Institute has improved internal performance in a number of areas and has agreed the following actions.

FIA Institute’s external work is focused as follows:

1. Contribute actively to the “FIA Action for Environment” strategy.

2. Facilitate carbon neutral motor sport through the Institute’s online Carbon Management Tool.

3. Facilitate research to support the development of new technologies related to energy efficiency, design, noise, and the use of renewable fuels.

4. Strengthen the collaboration with the FIA with the aim to assist the FIA to be the central authority for environmental matters within motor sport.

5. Together with the FIA, increase awareness about the Institute’s environmental accreditation initiative.

6. Encourage motor sport stakeholders from around the world to achieve environmental accreditation by pursuing good environmental practice.

The FIA Institute’s internal work is focused as follows:

1. Demonstrate commitment towards environmental improvement in internal operations with a resource-effective organisation and environmentally aware staff, as evidenced by the Institute’s current ISO14001 certification.

2. Maintain awareness of future environmental aspects and risks, aligned with clear objectives and targets for improved performance.

3. Ensure effective communication of the FIA Institute’s Sustainability Programme on the FIA Institute’s website.

4. Evaluate and review the FIA Institute’s environmental objectives and targets, ensuring they align to the FIA Institute’s Statutes, the law, and/or other external factors.

5. Comply with the recognised best practice (environmental requirements, guidelines, reports, etc.) including the relevant environmental laws and legislation.

6. Produce an externally facing report to highlight the work of the FIA Institute and FIA in regards to environmental sustainability matters.

7. Conduct an annual carbon emission calculation, implement reduction measures, and offset unavoidable emissions.

8. Minimise the FIA Institute’s pollution by establishing robust procedures aligned to best practice.

2. Environmental objectives and targets

In accordance with the FIA Institute’s Environmental Policy and the FIA Institute’s commitment to develop and support sustainable motor sport, the FIA Institute has increased the collaboration with the FIA and supports the “FIA Action for environment” strategy. This will further promote the Sustainability Programme amongst its members and key stakeholders with the aim to have major stakeholders involved in FIA World Championships engaged with the Certification Framework and Carbon management tool by 2016.

Furthermore, the FIA Institute has developed specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and timely (SMART) objectives and targets as follows:


1. The FIA institute will continue to annually measure and offset its carbon emissions in line with the guidelines within its Carbon Management Tool.
– When: Annually

2. By the end of Q2 2015, the FIA Institute will have identified its major environmental impacts and produced a road map for targeted improvements.
– When: Q2/2015

3. By the end of Q1 2015, agree with the FIA a clear waste and recycling strategy for the office.
– When: Q2/2015

4. By the end of 2015, and through the implementation of the road map for targeted improvements, the FIA Institute will have reduced its carbon footprint by more than 10%.
– When: Q4/2015

5. By the end of 2015, the FIA institute will complete a “Sustainability Report” to highlight early adopters, benchmarking stories, experience so far, and future directions.
– When: Q4/2015

Progress against these objectives and targets will be monitored and archived in the FIA Institute’s Environmental file available upon request from the Director of Administration.