Thanks to its new partnership with one of the world's leading carbon offset companies, the Sauber F1 Team is now greenhouse gas neutral.
The Sauber F1 Team is forging ahead with its commitment to the environment. After ISO 14001 certification was awarded to the company's environmental management system in April, the Swiss team is now offsetting its greenhouse gas emissions by purchasing carbon credits through Carbon Neutral Investments (CNI).
Offsetting carbon involves companies financing projects that save the equivalent amount of carbon generated by the company. The Sauber F1 Team opted for 30 per cent excess. Through the purchase of CNI's carbon credits, it will be a carbon neutral F1 team for the next three years.
CEO Monisha Kaltenborn explains: "We attach great importance to carbon offsetting, which is a consequence of the environmental policy we have adopted. It allows us to make an important contribution to protecting the environment."
In addition to offsetting carbon, the primary aim of the Sauber F1 Team is to keep emissions as low as possible and reduce them further by applying appropriate measures. The main building in Hinwil, for example, has been supplied by district heating for 20 years now and the wind tunnel since 2004. For many years, 50 per cent of electricity has been drawn from renewable energy sources.
The next milestone will be when the solar park goes on stream at the company's headquarters in the summer.