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Formula E Receives ISO 20121 Certification
July 11, 2018
ISO 20121 certification, recently awarded to the all-electric Formula E series, focuses on three key targets: becoming more socially responsible, creating a successful financial model to grow and reducing the individual environmental footprint of events.
Formula E Receives ISO 20121 Certification

With one of the lowest carbon footprints of all international sporting events, Formula E recently became the first category in motorsports to earn highly-acclaimed ISO 20121 certification—the highest award in sustainable events.

Developed in the wake of the 2012 London Olympic games, the international standard of sustainability in events —or ISO 20121—focuses on three key targets: becoming more socially responsible, creating a successful financial model to grow and reducing the individual environmental footprint of events.

The electric series began working towards the certification at the end of Season Two. Formula E's impact extends beyond the track, from the implementation of a waste management scheme and sourcing sustainable suppliers to developing the championship’s legacy program and community engagement projects to ensure social inclusivity and economic prosperity.

"The achievement is a testament to our entire ecosystem working towards a common goal of continuously improving our sustainability credentials and working with our supply chain at events to inspire others to make a conscious effort in minimizing the impact on the environment,” Formula E Founder and CEO Alejandro Agag said. "I look forward to other sports and categories of racing taking inspiration from the ABB FIA Formula E Championship.”

Joining the likes of the Roland Garros French Open, 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and the 2016 UEFA European Championships in France, the certification comes just days before the Championship's Season Four finale in New York City.