- McLaren, Mercedes, Sauber and Williams already achieved FIA's top green award
- Award recognises Aston Martin's new sustainability-focused factory
Aston Martin Formula One team have achieved the International Automobile Federation's (FIA) three-star environmental accreditation, the highest level of certification offered.
Aston Martin are the fifth Formula One team to be recognised for improving their environmental efforts, following McLaren, Mercedes, Sauber (the operational team behind Alfa Romeo), and Williams.
In order to achieve the accreditation Aston Martin have had to introduce a number of sustainability initiatives, including the reduction of single-use plastics both trackside and at their headquarters, better waste management, as well as the introduction of staff-wide electric car scheme. The team have also launched a philanthropic programme, Make A Mark.
Significantly, the award recognises the building of a state-of-the-art factory, which is set to include many sustainable systems and processes.
“I am pleased that we have received our FIA three-star environmental accreditation. The award demonstrates our commitment to provide solutions to sustainability challenges through our people, operations, and practices,” said Mike Krack, Aston Martin Formula One team principal.
“We acknowledge that we are still at the start of our journey – there is still so much more that we can achieve as we continue to focus on implementing sustainable systems across the team and raise further environmental awareness.”
Felipe Calderón, president of the FIA environment and sustainability commission, added: “We are delighted that Aston Martin F1 Team has earned three-star environmental accreditation from the FIA.
“The framework exists to help all stakeholders achieve greater standards in their sustainability programmes, and to demonstrate commitment to maintaining and improving those practices moving forward.
“The three-star standard is the very highest achievable: it clearly demonstrates best practice and underlines the progress and effort undertaken by the team to achieve it and to develop and advance a more responsible culture.”