22 October 2020
Silverstone Park based Envision Virgin Racing has been awarded a prestigious ‘Three-Star Sustainability Accreditation by world motorsport governing body, the FIA.
The award was made after the team fulfilled a three-level framework for all motorsport stakeholders as set by the FIA’s Environmental Accreditation Programme.
Envision Virgin Racing, which located to located to 12,000 sq ft premises at Silverstone Park in 2017, becomes only the third team in motorsport history to achieve the accolade.
It is also the first to do so in Formula E – the world’s premier motorsport category for fully electric racing cars.
The team’s sustainability activity includes:
Jennifer Babington, Envision Virgin Racing’s Operations Director, commented: “Achieving the highest level of FIA sustainability accreditation is another great step for the team and something we’re incredibly proud of as we continue with our Race Against Climate Change initiative.”
She continued: “Sustainability sits at the heart of this team and to be sighted as the benchmark for all Formula E teams moving forward by the FIA shows the commitment and passion we have for this topic.
Working with the FIA we have analysed how the business currently works and processes we can implement for the future to retain our Three-Star accreditation whilst also encouraging and inspiring others to do the same.”
Jamie Reigle, Chief Executive Officer of Formula E, said: “It is fantastic news to see that one of Formula E’s founding teams, Envision Virgin Racing, has accomplished FIA Three-Star Environmental Accreditation.
“The work the entire team has done shows great intent to lead the way in sustainable practice while continuing to strive for improvement, both on and off the track. As the only FIA World Championship with Three-Star Accreditation, we’re proud to see teams and competitors joining us on this journey towards a more sustainable future and committing to best practice in such a crucial area.”
Felipe Calderón, President of the FIA Environment and Sustainability Commission, added: “The FIA wishes to congratulate Envision Virgin Racing on achieving the Three-star status within the FIA environmental accreditation.
“It is essential for the FIA to have collaborators such as Envision Virgin Racing who, through their impressive commitment towards sustainability, are setting up a benchmark level for all motorsport teams.”