The AlphaTauri Formula One team have achieved three-star environmental accreditation from the International Automobile Federation (FIA), motorsport's global governing body.
- Ninth Formula One team to achieve the standard
- AlphaTauri installed 330 solar panels in their staff car park
- Goals to build a bigger photovoltaic power station, with a first step of almost 600kWP
- Single-use plastics are also no longer allowed in the team’s facilities
Context: AlphaTauri achieving the accreditation from the FIA means that only sister team Red Bull Racing are without the three-star standard.
Comment: Enrico Fastelli, facility management and health and safety executive director at the AlphaTauri Formula One team, said: “We are all now fully aware that this is the time to act and commit to the sustainability of our actions. Climate change is affecting the lives of all of us and only recently our home town of Faenza has been hit by floods and heavy rain which has led to extensive damage, affecting our friends and employees. To the city of Faenza go all our thoughts at this difficult time.”
Consequence: The team encourages staff to think about how they are travelling to work, with employees urged to take part in the city of Faenza’s ‘Bike to Work’ scheme, whereby an app monitors the distance covered cycling to and from work which is then offset against the company’s annual carbon emissions, as well as the introduction of electric vehicle charging points onsite.