Committed to Sustainability: Automobile Association of South Africa receives 1-star rating as part of the FIA Environmental Accreditation Programme


The Automobile Association of South Africa (AASA) has received its first 1-star rating from the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) Environmental Accreditation Programme.

The rating was granted in recognition of the AASA’s commitment to developing their internal procedures and for the strength of environmental communication within the organisation.

The certification follows the introduction of significant new sustainability initiatives, including new solar panels, battery storage units and an inverter which will power the Association’s call centre.

The AASA have celebrated the award as a clear marker of progress in their efforts to make their offices more environmentally friendly.

AASA CEO Willem Groenewald said: “We are extremely happy with the outcome of our application for this certification. While this is the base certification it’s an excellent start for us and provides us the motivation to go even further to ensure we achieve the 3-star level rating in the near future.”

The AASA is now aiming to establish more environmental management systems as they look to achieve their next FIA certification.