The FIA once again awards the Circuit the 3-star Environmental Accreditation

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In 2015, the Circuit became the first Formula 1 track to be awarded with the level of Excellence by the FIA thanks to its commitment to sustainability.

Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya (Montmeló).- The FIA has renewed the Three Star Environmental Accreditation granted to Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya by its sustainability programme. The Catalan track continues to show a pioneering environmental involvement in the world of sport and circuits, after eight years of recognition.
In 2015, the Circuit became the first Formula 1 track to obtain the Excellence level accreditation of the FIA Sustainability Programme. This project aims to improve sustainability in motorsport worldwide and provides a framework for the environmental management of the different stakeholders and offers initiatives to advance in this field of action.
The FIA has certified that the management of Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya has shown a long-term commitment to continuous improvement in sustainable actions, having received the first ISO 14001 certification in 2008. From 2021, it also has the ISO 20121:2013 certification for sustainable events for the F1 and MotoGP Grands Prix and the main international competitions it hosts, as well as the Biosphere label. In addition, the study "Racing towards a sustainable future. A review of the sustainability performance of international racing circuits" by the consultancy firm Enovation Consulting, places the Circuit in the top 2 of the most sustainable circuits in the world out of a total of 97.
In its report, the FIA has highlighted that among the actions carried out, the "Circuit has promoted sustainable mobility, has developed a great communication strategy that uses different media and events and has managed to cover 33% of the annual energy demand of the circuit through the largest public self-consumption photovoltaic installation in Catalonia. Moreover, it has contributed to increase the environmental awareness, education and participation of society and the stakeholders involved in its activities, as well as to improve the use of public transport and carpooling for spectators and the use of electric vehicles for all the staff permanently working at the Circuit".