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Leadership and Innovation

Reinforcing our leadership, brand reputation and credibility though the adoption of the best internationally recognised standards for sustainable event management and environmental excellence in sporting events.

Leadership and Innovation


The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship is the first sport series to have a net zero carbon footprint from inception, investing in internationally certified projects in all race markets to offset emissions from six seasons of electric racing.

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Formula E is the first and only motorsport series to hold a certification for sustainable events (ISO20121): third-party recognition for setting the international standard for sustainability in events, awarded by independent accreditation body SGS.

Formula E CEO Jamie Reigle receiving the ISO 20121 certification from Jan Meemken, Director of Certification and Business Enhancement, SGS Germany

“Formula E has been embedding sustainability season-on-season - exploring new initiatives, engaging with local communities and suppliers, and applying robust impact assessments," said Ana Inacio, SGS Auditor.

She added: "It is taking the lead in sustainable motorsports and setting a new benchmark for the industry.

This certification helps us to manage our events in a sustainable way, promoting social inclusivity, economic prosperity and environmental protection. Annual monitoring keeps us competitive and committed to challenging business as usual, and three specific objectives help to keep us on track:



UNFCCC Sports for Climate Action framework

The programme was developed to work towards achieving a clear trajectory for the global sports community to combat climate change & using sports as a unifying tool to federate and create solidarity among global citizens for climate action

Charter of eco-responsible commitments for major sporting events in France

In 2017, Formula E signed a three-year sustainable charter together with WWF and the French Ministry of Sport highlighting 15 sustainability commitments for the Paris E-Prix, with targets and actions for each. In early 2021, the agreement was renewed until 2024. The commitments cover a wide range of topics from catering, transport and waste to accessibility, inclusiveness and treatment of volunteers.

UN Climate Neutral Now Initiative

We are a signatory of the UNFCCC's Climate Neutral Now, which aims to encourage and support all levels of society to take urgent climate action to achieve a climate neutral world by mid-century.

3-Star FIA Environmental Accreditation

We are a signatory of the UNFCCC's Climate Neutral Now, which aims to encourage and support all levels of society to take urgent climate action to achieve a climate neutral world by mid-century.

Science Based Targets

Formula E is the first sport to join the Science Based Targets initiative, committing to further reducing the championship’s emissions by 45% by 2030.

Global Reporting Initiative

Our sustainability reports now follow the Global Reporting Initiative standards for referencing.

EU 2030

The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship signed the EU 2030 letter in September 2020, supporting the UN’s global Race to Zero campaign for a decarbonised economy that guards against future threats, creates quality employment opportunities and nurtures inclusive, sustainable growth.

UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

Our efforts to address the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) cut across every area of our business practise. Our work directly contributes to 9 of the 17 SDGs, thanks to our promotion of electric vehicles, partnerships to fight climate change and support of technological advancements.

RE100 & EV100

As an official ambassador of The Climate Group’s EV100 programme, Formula E is part of a global initiative to bring together pioneering companies committed to accelerating the transition to electric vehicles. Formula E is also a signatory of RE100, which is a commitment to reach 100% renewable energy.


Formula E is one of the founding members of SandSI, sharing the ambition to use its leadership position in sports sustainability to drive a positive change within the industry.


The Climate Group

Our partnership with The Climate Group presents a shared drive to accelerate climate action. In Season 4, The Climate Group became a Foundation Partner of Formula E to signify our joint vision for a world of prosperous ‘net-zero’ emission economies and thriving, sustainable societies.

Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation

We reach global audiences with positive innovations for a better future through our international partner, Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation. The Foundation supports our role as a sports platform fighting climate change and as an innovator in the future of sustainable mobility.


Sports Business 2020 Sustainability Award - Shortlisted for Sustainability in Sport
Business Intelligence Group Sustainability Award - Winner 2020
Ecovadis Score - Silver


At the end of each season, we produce a sustainability report that shares our contributions and impacts on society, the economy and the environment. We also highlight our major sustainable achievements and outline our objectives for the next season. Our reports highlight our commitment to benchmarking and improving on our sustainability performance whilst being honest about the challenges we face in the future.

Our previous sustainability reports are available to view online:

Season 1
Season 2
Season 3
Season 4
Season 5
Season 6
Season 7
Season 8