Aston Martin Aramco Formula One Team has become the first F1 team to comply with ISO standard 50001 – a globally recognised certification that outlines the requirements for implementing an energy management system. It offers organisations a framework to enhance energy performance.
Aston Martin Aramco's goal for ISO 50001 is to improve energy performance, increase energy efficiency, and reduce energy consumption and associated costs. An energy management system controls the energy consumption at the AMR Technology Campus at Silverstone and is designed to ensure there is a systematic approach to continuously improving energy performance.
In order to satisfy the standard, Aston Martin Aramco completed three audits over the course of 2023 with the final audit taking place in December 2023. The certificate was issued to the team in January 2024.
Ben Fitzgerald, Operations Director, Aston Martin Aramco Formula One Team, said:
"This is another example of Aston Martin Aramco making a positive difference for the future and changing the perceptions of our industry and aligns with the FIA's Environmental Strategy 2020-2030. Committing to sustainability and implementing initiatives is an important step towards the evolution of the motorsport industry and protecting the planet.
"The long-term benefits of achieving ISO 50001 include improved energy efficiency, better financial performance, risk mitigation, and cost savings. Through our responsible business strategy, Make A Mark, we are committed to driving positive progress for the planet and our people. ISO 50001 also reinforces our commitment to our FIA Three Star Environmental Accreditation and the future topics of the FIA's sustainability working group."
Key elements of our ISO 50001 accreditation include:
An industry-leading energy policy – An established energy policy that aligns with the organisation's objectives and commitment to continual improvement of energy performance.
Advanced energy planning – Identifying significant energy uses, establishing energy performance indicators, and setting energy objectives and targets.
Strong operational implementation processes and controls – to achieve energy objectives and targets. This includes training, communication, and documentation.
Stringent energy management review processes – carried out regularly to ensure it remains effective and aligned with responsible business objectives.
Aston Martin Aramco achieves ISO 50001 certification
Making a positive difference for the future and changing the perceptions of our industry. Aston Martin Aramco Formula One Team becomes the first F1 team to comply with ISO standard 50001.
ISO 50001: The next step on our sustainability journey
Having become the first Formula One Team to meet the specifications of ISO standard 50001, we have continued to exhibit our commitment towards changing culture within Formula One and beyond. Committing to sustainability and implementing initiatives is important towards the existential future of motorsport and the planet.
"A requirement of the standard is reducing our energy consumption and showing improved energy performance over time – something that is increasingly important in a world experiencing catastrophic climate change," says Aston Martin Aramco Formula One Team Sustainability and Environment Lead Parveer Ramana.
"By optimising energy performance, conserving resources, reducing our greenhouse gas emissions, and integrating renewable energy technology into our business, our team will benefit just as much as the planet."
Our ambitions stretch beyond ISO 50001, we are adopting an ambitious environmental, sustainability, and energy strategy for 2024 and beyond.
We aim to promote energy conservation through increased use of renewable technology and energy-efficient products; optimise resource management through sustainable procurement and the circular economy; reduce our carbon footprint by implementing sustainable innovations in our operations; and boost biodiversity on the grounds of the AMR Technology Campus with initiatives to promote flora and fauna.
Furthermore, our responsible business strategy, Make A Mark, adds educational and community initiatives to bolster our growing environmental credentials.
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