Formula E attains Carbon Neutrality

by | Nov 11, 2020 | Fomula E

The all-electric series that becomes an official FIA world championship

When it begins its next campaign in January 2021 has accomplished.

It’s new standing through what it describes as ‘internationally certified projects in all race markets to offset emissions from six seasons of electric racing.’

These initiatives include biomass energy generation, landfill gas energy generation,

wind power energy generation and, renewable energy certificates in the territories raced in by Formula E.

To be Net Zero Emission attained according to conducting sustainability business resources by achieving an overall balance between emissions produced and emissions taken out of the atmosphere of the earth.

Championship CEO Jamie Reigle said:

“The ABB FIA Formula E Championship aims to deliver better futures through racing,

and we are committed to playing a leading role in counteracting the effects of climate change.

Since our inception and are proud to have achieved a net-zero carbon impression by offsetting our remaining emissions

we need to reduce carbon emission as we know that it is increasing generation by generation.

So, finding a way to deal with it. ‘Carbon-neutral’ is not harming the complete environment.

Formula E says its ‘commitment to delivering better futures through racing drives its ongoing environmental, economic, and social sustainability initiatives around the world.’

  • By reclaiming batteries, reducing single-use plastics and, we know it is harmful, and serving local food contributes to the milestone in sustainability.
  • Sustainable projects and energy productions are running in eight countries
  • Last December 2019- Formula E was awarded a world championship status by FIA

Its sustainability department, headed by former Michelin executive Julia Palle,

worked with Swiss consultancy Quantis in calculating the overall footprint of the championship since September 2014 when it first held an E-Prix in Beijing.

Formula E’s emission reduction measures, which it says include ‘optimizing transport and logistics,

extending end-of-life options for lithium-ion battery cells and cutting out single-use plastics on-site,’ was recognized last October.

Only it became the only motorsport series to grant the third-party ISO 20121 certification for sustainable events.

Since its inaugural season, Formula E has worked with the carbon footprint experts Quantis to carry out a lifecycle assessment that uses to monitor and calculate the championship’s carbon footprint.

A lifecycle assessment is a tool

used to holistically assess the environmental, social, and economic impacts .

  • Formula E has continuously monitored these impacts over each of our seasons to-date to understand where there are opportunities to make real improvements in our operations and planning.
  • The latest complete dataset, as of Season 5, places Formula E’s CO2 footprint at 72% freight,
  • 14% freight, 14% staff, 6% spectators, 4% food, 4% operations, and 1% in the manufacture of the race cars. From the five years continuous emission from the freight place.

Primary purpose of Formula E

  • Accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles and promote the sustainable practice
  • Raising awareness of the benefits of driving electricity.

How to clean mobility can counteract climate change,

” said Julia Palle, Sustainability Director at Formula E, on the renewal of ISO 20121 certification for 2020.

  • “We deliver events with sustainability at the forefront of our mind.
  • The certification shows our commitment to this cause.
  • And, what we have achieved, also our ambition to continue to innovate in this area.
  • Formula E has worked tirelessly to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Optimizing the calendar to allow for multiple sea-freight sets to cover various continents.

 The race-critical items freighted to lessen weight, utilizing more efficient packing.

Freight inventory audits carried to identify what non-essential freight items can remove to reduce weight and also what can source locally.

Alongside efforts to reduce emissions in freight and transportation, several initiatives taken have to reduce total footprint across staff and spectator travel, event impact, and operations.

Formula E works directly with all suppliers to ensure products are low impact.

That can mean the sourcing of local food products and drinks like tea, coffee and alcohol,

Ensuring that exhibitors at our events adhere to a sustainable approach in their procurement processes as well as the construction, operation, and content of their booths.

The ABB Formula E Championship has become the first motorsport category to achieve a net-zero carbon footprint.

Since its conception as the all-electric series in 2014,

Formula E has worked to achieve its carbon neutrality goal by following recommendations of the United Nations’ Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Formula E says it has followed three key steps to achieve a net-zero carbon footprint:

Meanwhile effective measurement of carbon output, prioritizing reducing its footprint and offsetting remaining unavoidable emissions.

Afterward Formula E’s achievement comes as it prepares to start its new season having secured world championship status from the International Automobile Federation (FIA), motorsport’s global governing and sanctioning body.

The sustainability drive across motorsport has also seen Formula One announce plans to have a net-zero carbon footprint by 2030.

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