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Audi Sport is awarded FIA Three-Star Environmental Accreditation

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31.03.21

The FIA has bestowed the highest award for environmental protection and sustainability on Audi Sport. By awarding Three-Star Environmental Accreditation, the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile recognizes Audi Sport’s environmental performance and excellent environmental awareness.

The vision is clear: by 2050, Audi intends to have a carbon-neutral footprint across the entire lifecycle of its models. The first steps have been taken, and the next ones have been clearly defined: by 2025, all of the Audi facilities are intended to operate with a carbon-neutral footprint. As is often the case, motor sport has taken a leading role: Audi Sport in Neuburg has now been awarded the FIA’s coveted Three-Star Environmental Accreditation based on Audi Neuburg’s existing EMAS certification of the entire facility for its exemplary implementation of environmental standards.

“We closely monitor our environmental impact on and off the racetrack, especially in terms of how we can keep reducing and improving it,” says Julius Seebach, Managing Director of Audi Sport GmbH with the responsibility for Audi Motorsport. “For me, it’s essential for motor sport to also be a pioneer in this area. That’s why we’re proud of this highest-level FIA accreditation, because it perfectly matches the path that we, as Audi Sport, are pursuing in all areas of the organization.”

To achieve accreditation, applicants have to demonstrate the existence of a variety of environmental standards, transparently document them in detail in an environmental management system and define clear environmental protection and sustainability goals. “The FIA wishes to congratulate Audi Sport on receiving the Three-star status, which is the highest level of certification within the FIA Environmental Accreditation. It shows the strong commitment of the brand to environmental sustainability. I am also pleased to see that the number of manufacturers’ racing activities with this status is constantly growing,” says FIA President Jean Todt.

In addition to the accreditation of the Neuburg site, motor sport obviously includes testing and races around the world that Audi also factors in. In the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, a carefully elaborated and jointly implemented logistics concept reduces the environmental footprint, among other things. All of the CO2 emissions caused in spite of this initiative, due to the team traveling and fielding the two Audi e-tron FE07 cars, are jointly offset as part of a series-wide initiative. At the moment, in the future and in retrospect: Formula E is the only sporting series worldwide to have been carbon-neutral since its formation in 2014.