Hansen Motorsport has become the first team in rallycross to achieve an FIA Three-Star Environmental Accreditation. According to the team, having joined the United Nations Sports For Climate Action Framework earlier in 2021, attaining FIA Three-Star Environmental Accreditation was its next goal.
“The Hansen family and Hansen Motorsport have been pioneers in their commitment to sustainability and caring for the environment. I am delighted that they are the first rallycross team to be recognized with Three-Star FIA Environmental Accreditation,” said FIA President Jean Todt.
The FIA’s Environmental Accreditation program is designed to ensure stakeholders in motorsport competitions measure and improve their environmental performance. From Hansen’s perspective, this has involved a focus on continual improvement to reduce consumption of raw materials, lower emissions and encourage a sustainability-first mindset across the team. For example, Hansen is working with technical partner TotalEnergies to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.
“It is important for everyone in our sport to do their part and we applaud the FIA for pushing its stakeholders to meet their own respective minimum levels of Environmental Accreditation. We are seeing every day how climate change is affecting our lives,” said team principal Kenneth Hansen.
“We therefore felt it was important to aim directly for the highest possible level of accreditation available, ensuring that we leave no stone unturned in the quest to make our activities as environmentally friendly as possible and take the lead in the race against climate change.
“With the FIA World Rallycross Championship converting to fully electric cars in 2022, we must set an example within motorsport, the wider automotive industry and to the general public.”