After tireless hard work to make the team more sustainable and environmentally friendly, Sauber Motorsport were recognized by the very highly FIA and were awarded the highest level of recognition.
The Swiss-based company has been awarded the three-star level (highest achievable level) in the motorsport association’s environmental accreditation framework, which the team’s managing director describes as a “remarkable achievement”.
Sauber was awarded a well deserved achievement after extensive work to ensure the site applies best practices in areas such as environmental management.
It’s amazing to think that Sauber has been carbon neutral since 2011 at a time when there is so much pressure and demand to clean the air around us, not only for the environment and climate, but for our lives as well to support.
No wonder Sauber is so carbon efficient, considering the Hinwil headquarters uses renewable energy that is generated on-site. Sauber is one of the very few companies in motorsport to have fully offset its carbon emissions, including the flights taken by Sauber employees around the world!
The Swiss side is truly two steps ahead in the fight against climate and environmental change and is now working towards the goal of reducing its overall carbon footprint by December 2023. The team is well on its way to the meeting formula 1‘s goal to be a net zero-carbon sport by 2030, following their recent accolade.
Alessandro Alunni BraviManaging Director of the Sauber Group, is “proud” of what the team has achieved and thus demonstrates its “full commitment to our planet”.
“Reaching the three-star level within the FIA Environmental Accreditation Framework is a remarkable achievement and further validation of our promise to reduce our environmental impact. For over a decade, our company has strived to be completely carbon neutral, implementing an ever-widening range of initiatives as part of our sustainability program. I am proud of this achievement and how it reflects our full commitment to our planet and the people who inhabit it.”
Almira TabakovicSustainability specialist at the Sauber Group, doesn’t see the latest accolade as the endgame for the squad that is aiming for “even bigger results”.
“Sauber Motorsport is part of the cultural, social and environmental fabric of our region and around the world, and for this reason we are deeply committed to social and environmental responsibility. Our sustainability efforts are more ambitious as they focus on what we need to achieve for the future of our planet and its people. The FIA environmental accreditation at three-star level is not the end of a journey, on the contrary: it represents a starting point for our company to achieve even better results.”