In 2015, the track of the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya became the first Formula One track to attain Achievement of Excellence, the top-level award in the FIA Institute’s Sustainability programme.
The Spanish circuit, located on the outskirts of Barcelona, received its award following an audit of its procedures and credentials. The FIA Institute found that the circuit’s management had demonstrated a long-term commitment to environmentally sustainable operations, having received its first ISO certification in 2008. Its continued work in this area clearly meets the requirements of the FIA Institute-developed Environmental Certification Framework.
The FIA Institute’s Environmental Accreditation Scheme is a targeted programme to improve sustainability across motor sport worldwide. It provides an environmental management framework that stakeholders can engage in and offers incentives for them to advance their environmental performance.
This initiative builds on the FIA and FIA Institute’s commitment to environmental innovation and excellence already established through the development of eco-relevant sporting regulations and automotive policy work, as well as campaigns such as Action for Environment. The FIA and FIA Institute will continue to collaborate in this area going forward to ensure improvements in the sustainability of motor sport around the world.