The Red Bull Ring has sought to extend its already high credentials in motorsport to the areas of sustainability and environmental protection. Recently we were rewarded with the Three-Star Level Best Practice certification, the highest possible rating within the framework of the FIA Environmental Accreditation Programme. The clearly defined guidelines of the FIA Environmental Accreditation Programme are based on recognised standards such as ISO 14001.
The award of this 3-star accreditation requires evidence of best practice and a commitment to continuous improvement in the form of an environmental management system. “Environmental protection, careful use of resources and responsible management are central prerequisites for a sustainable society,” says Erich Wolf, General Manager of the Red Bull Ring. “This includes the reduction and avoidance of environmental pollution such as excessive energy and water consumption, emissions and waste.”
As operator of the best-known race track in Austria we proactively take responsibility for the preservation of our natural surroundings. Since 2014, we have been promoting the slogan ‘Nimm’s Radl’ (Come by bike) to motorsport fans. This was supplemented in 2022 by the new slogan ‘Nimm’s Shuttle’ (Come by shuttle bus). Fans attending this year’s Formula 1 race weekend will also be laying on a long-distance shuttle service with more than 170 pick-up points in six provinces. The travel options by bus, train and bike will not only help to prevent traffic jams but also to reduce CO2 emissions.
Our efforts to enhance sustainability and optimise environmental management are also set out in our company’s own Sustainability Policy. This policy also applies to suppliers and business partners of the Red Bull Ring. In addition, the FIA Accreditation is reviewed and renewed every two years.