The ABB FIA Formula E Championship has received a renewal of its three-star accreditation against the FIA environmental certification framework.

The certification came after an audit carried out during the New York City E-Prix in July, the status recognises the highest level of commitment to the environmental and sustainability goals set out by the FIA, motorsport’s governing body.

Julia Palle, senior sustainability consultant at Formula E, commented: “The whole point of sustainability in Formula E is to reduce our environmental footprint or environmental impact and we have several initiatives that we have put together since the very beginning of the championship.

“Formula E is here to fight climate change by offering a solution in the form of electric vehicles, to improve air quality in city centres.”

Auditors noted that, since the inaugural season in 2014/15, Formula E has demonstrated significant development in its environmental practices and improving its internal level of developed routines, procedures and monitoring.

Key elements of the FIA Accreditation criteria include management commitment, communication, training and leadership, and also how the organisation manages specific impact areas such as transport, energy-usage and waste-handling, among others.

Graham Stoker, FIA deputy president for sport, added: “The ABB FIA Formula E Championship demonstrates great leadership through its combined efforts within environmental sustainability. It has implemented an environmental management system to improve its operations according to best practice, and at the same time, is pushing forward and promoting new and cleaner technologies.”