The commitment of ABB Formula E (FE) to sustainable initiatives has been part of their internal policy since its inception, both inside and outside the circuits. Therefore, a new partnership has been born to combat and address one of the most worrying issues regarding climate change: global warming.
The 100% electric single-seater category became the first sport in the world to join the Science Based Targets (SBTi) Program and the Business Ambition Pledge for the 1.5° Celsius commitment. Let’s remember that the planet is facing serious problems with temperature, and if it continues to rise, it will reach a dreaded point of no return, according to several experts.
Now, to address this sensitive issue, FE will work together with the SBTi, an entity that functions as a partnership between the United Nations Global Compact, the World Resources Institute (WRI), the CDP and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Together, and now with the electrified category as a new member of the global Race To Zero campaign, the goal is to bring together as many companies as possible to prevent future threats to Earth, generating jobs and creating stability in multiple ways.
One of the new Formula E objectives will be to decrease carbon emissions by 45% in 2030, following the main line of the category concerning air pollution and the fight against climate change. Furthermore, these goals align with the FIA’s #PurposeDriven movement.
“…One year ago, Formula E became the first sport to achieve net zero certification since it started. Today, we achieved another milestone by aligning ourselves with the Science Based Targets initiative, reinforcing our leadership position in the global sport,” said Jamie Reigle, CEO of FE.
From the sustainable motorsport assured that they will continue to fight for change, acting as catalysts and pioneers for the industry when creating global awareness, a factor that is easy to express but difficult to understand, as many people refuse to make minimal changes that will contribute to a healthier future.
Written by | Ronald Ortega