FIA Environmental Report 2023

Based on results achieved in 2022


This second environmental report is an important part of our goal to increase transparency and accountability as it gives an overview of our internal and external activity with our Members and our championships. In 2022, we have continued to roll out our Environmental strategy. We have increased the number of Clubs accredited to our gold-standard scheme, and we are on track to have all our championships powered by sustainable energies by 2026. I was also proud to introduce the FIA President’s Awards which highlight the very best sustainability work of our Clubs.

The rise of activities last year, strong prospects and ambitions for future growth, and the end of the COVID-19 pandemic, have shaped new challenges for our Federation. We know that we must strengthen our sustainability efforts to positively contribute to the global response to climate change, ensuring that mobility and motor sport are a key part of the solution. I invite you to read the report, and I would like to thank the FIA Environment and Sustainability Commission, our Clubs, and our championships for their work and commitment.

Mohammed Ben Sulayem
FIA president

One of our primary responsibilities is to reduce our own environmental impact and to continuously increase our performance by implementing the best solutions available to us.

As part of our wider drive to reform our Federation, we are examining ways to improve our sustainability, showcase our research and innovation, and create impactful partnerships. We will continue to ensure that environmental sustainability and decarbonisation are an integral part of our model.

Natalie Robyn
FIA Chief Executive Officer

In the context of the urgent need of rapid and significant CO2 emissions reduction, our fundamental objectives have not lost any of their relevance.

We want to enhance efforts in encouraging and supporting all our stakeholders – championships, Motor Sport and Mobility Clubs, drivers, fans, sponsors, suppliers – in their climate transition. To this end, the FIA will go further using its global outreach to strengthen its climate leadership in sport and embark motor sport and mobility ecosystem into a low carbon future.

Felipe Calderón
President of the FIA Environment & Sustainability Commission


In 2020, the FIA Environment & Sustainability Commission has developed a strategy aiming at providing a long-term plan up to 2030 and has committed to communicating regularly on progress.


Sustainable Motor Sport and Mobility for all


Develop and improve environmental sustainability across Motor Sport and Mobility

Guide FIA Members and Championships towards competitive and sustainable practices and activities

Promote sustainable Motor Sport and Mobility to contribute to reaching the global targets of the environmental agendas

FIA environmental strategy

The FIA has set itself 50 objectives across four spheres of responsibility. They are focused on three strategic goals: accelerate climate action towards net zero, foster sustainable and innovative solutions, and inspire sustainable practices.

FIA as an organisation - Carbon Management




on the road to net zero


FIA administration carbon footprint in 2022 and evolution since 2019

The FIA has been calculating its carbon footprint since 2019. It is independently verified by Global Climate Initiatives; and the accounting and reporting procedure has been established in line with the GHG Protocol. 

As expected, in 2022, the organisation experienced a rise in activities as well as an increase in staff number compared with the last three years.

The overall GHG emissions of the organisation are nearly at their 2019 level (0.7% increase). However, the average footprint per employee decreased by 16% compared with the baseline year (2019), with a 20% increase in staff number. To consolidate that result, an extended homeworking policy allowing to reduce the footprint of staff commuting will be implemented in 2023.

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As part of its strategic commitments, the FIA has set itself the objective of reducing emissions caused by the FIA’s own operations by 20% in 2025 and 50% in 2030 (compared with baseline year 2019).

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The following trajectory has been calculated using the Science-based Target Setting Tool, considering climate scenario aligned with a 1.5 degree increase in temperature.


While the priority remains avoiding and reducing carbon emissions resulting from our activities, since 2021 the FIA has been offsetting its remaining emissions by investing in carbon compensation projects.

In 2021, the FIA has partnered with South Pole in order to invest in offsetting projects. The selected project portfolio includes:

on the road to net zero

Our goal is to halve our GHG emissions by 2030 and become net zero by removing any residual emissions. We are determined to invest in innovative technologies allowing carbon removal in the value chain. In 2023, we are launching a working group (involving some of our Members and experts) that will provide recommendations and possibly involve other stakeholders as we move forward on this topic. 

Environmental Management System

The FIA became certified according to ISO 14001:2015 standard in December 2021. This framework helps us set objectives and define concrete action plans, thus improving our internal processes to better manage and reduce the environmental impact resulting from our activities. 

FIA as a member based federation


In 2022, the FIA has conducted a survey amongst its Sport Clubs in order to identify the current status and improve the support provided.

The survey has shown important discrepancies between regions but most importantly the need to provide dedicated tools and training in order to build internal capacity towards climate action.

The FIA has reorganised its support programmes in order to adapt to the different level of maturity of its Clubs.


Since 2021 we have been developing trainings to build capacity and provide our Members with knowledge on climate action and key insights to overcome current environmental challenges.

In 2022, we decided to go further and deliver more customised support and launched a pilot project: the “FIA Environmental Seminar” that consists in a two-day on-site event.


Sport Grant Programme

Dedicated to motor sport development, the FIA Sport Grant Programme works with Sport Members to strengthen motor sport activities and to achieve sustainable growth of motor sport.

Sustainable Mobility Programme

In 2022 the FIA Sustainable Mobility Programme has introduced a call for applications component and empowered Member Clubs with additional opportunities to undertake impactful initiatives in the area of sustainable mobility.


The FIA President’s Awards were launched in September 2022 to honour and celebrate the FIA Member Clubs whose commitment brings positive change to the FIA community and society at large.

As part of this new programme, the FIA President’s Climate Action Award aims to acknowledge innovative solutions, mitigation measures and bold actions that can help Club members and the wider community to tackle environmental challenges.


The FIA Environmental Accreditation Programme helps FIA stakeholders worldwide to measure and improve their environmental performance. It introduces clear and consistent environmental management and provides stakeholders with a framework against which to accredit their activities.

FIA as the governing body for motor sport

World Championships' Roadmaps Overview

Climate Action


Sustainable Practices



World Championships’ Roadmaps Overview

The FIA is following closely the progress made by all its championships towards the strategy objectives. Detailed roadmaps, including assessment criteria are being used to measure progress and ensure a cohesive shift from all disciplines towards better environmental performance.

Climate change

Calculation of carbon footprint

  • Carbon reduction plan
  • 100% Offsetting of residual emissions

Sustainable Practice

  • Green energy application plan
  • Renewable Energy Powered Infrastructure
  • Environmental Accreditation Roadmap
  • Sustainability Strategy

Innovation and Technology

  • Sustainability in supplier selection
  • Sustainable Engine/Fuel
  • Sustainable Tyres


  • Integration of sustainability in the organisation
  • Human and financial resources

Climate Action

The following section presents progress and results achieved by championship promoters and other involved stakeholders in implementing action plans to address their key environmental impacts, developing low carbon technologies and wider adoption of sustainable practices in organisation of events.


The following championships have calculated their carbon footprint :

  • Formula 1, Formula E, WEC, Karting, ETRC

The following championships are in the process of calculating their carbon footprint and will finalise it in 2023:

  • WRC
  • World RX


The following championships have developed a carbon reduction plan in line with SBTi targets:

  • Formula 1 and Formula E


The following championships have publicly committed to achieve carbon neutrality and committed to UNFCCC Sports for Climate Action framework :

  • Formula E since 2020
  • Formula 1 by 2030
  • European Truck Racing Association (ETRA) by 2038



All World Championship series will run on clean energy by 2026, with subsequent series already having it in place in 2022: Formula E, WRC, WEC, World RX, ETRC, ETCR


Introduction of recycled carbon and linen representing almost 10% of the total weight of the bodywork*: Formula E


  • Tire warmers to be removed from all championships by 2024**
  • ETRC goodyear retreads racing tyres for on-road use
  • The following series have included >20% of sustainable components (e.g natural rubber and recycled fibres) in their tyres: Formula1, FormulaE, WRC, World RX, WEC, ETRC


Reduce/Reuse/Recycle approach: Formula E

  • Reduce: 25% smaller, lighter (compared to Gen2)
  • Reuse: built in 2nd life capability for all components, traceability with state of heath monitoring allowing reuse of cells
  • Recycle: closed loop for battery cooling fluid, materials selected for ability to be recycled

Sustainable Practices

The following World Championship stakeholders have achieved or retained the FIA Environmental Accreditation in 2022

2 championship promoters

Formula E and Formula 1

i6 event organisers/ promoters

WRC Sweden, WRC Portugal, Copenhagen Historic, RX Hell, AutoKlub Prerov, Rali Bae Ceredigion, WRC Estonia, WRC Kenya, Riga World RX, Singapore, WRC Greece, WRC Japan, WRC Croatia, WRC Spain, WRC Portugal, WRC Finland

15 teams

McLaren, T-sport Bernau, McLaren FE, Andretti, Alpine, Sauber, Aston Martin,Jaguar FE, Mahindra FE, Nissan FE, Envision Racing,Alpine, Haas, DS Penske and Porsche

11 circuits

Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Oro station,ACO Le Mans, Misano, Mugello, Silverstone, Jarama, Monza, Montalegre, Spa and Nurburgring

5 suppliers

Spark, McLaren Applied, Riedel, P1, Bridgestone


Venues selected for the FIA Motorsport Games have demonstrated evidence of environmental best practice:

Circuit Paul Ricard

The circuit is 3-star accredited as part of the FIA Environmental Accreditation Programme, use of photovoltaic panels, rainwater recovery, extensive waste management infrastructure in place

Autocross Veynois

Circuit’s infrastructure is primarily made of recycled materials, digital notice board and waste management in place, wooden trophies produced locally, water stations set in paddock


In 2021 the FIA and its relevant Commissions and stakeholders developed a roadmap for the transition of championships to sustainable energies for powering vehicles. This roadmap has been continually updated to ensure that all championships can run with clean energy by 2026.


The FIA is committed to accelerate transformation by advocating for global sustainability action through actively participating in relevant climate policy related forums.

In the following section, we outline several of the events, achievements and awards testifying FIA’s commitment and role in setting the global sustainability agenda for the future.

22 APR 2022

IOC Carbon Action Award

18 – 19 MAY 2022


30 JUL 2022

Formula E Innovation Summit - London

5 OCT 2022

Sport Positive Summit - London

5 OCT 2022

UNFCCC Sports for Climate Action Framework – LONDON

10 NOV 2022

UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) – SHARM-EL-SHEIKH

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