Williams have set themselves the ambitious target of becoming climate positive by 2030, as they launch a comprehensive sustainability strategy.
Building on the progress the global motorsport industry has made on sustainability in recent years, Williams Racing committed to becoming climate positive by 2030. To achieve this ambitious goal, Williams Racing has developed a comprehensive purpose driven sustainability strategy, which will tackle some of the most important environmental and societal challenges facing Formula 1, global sport and the planet as a whole.
The Williams Racing Sustainability Strategy, which has been developed over the course of the last year after extensive expert analysis, is based around five key pillars:
- Climate Action – the strategy and targets for how the team will reduce carbon emissions for travel and energy consumption at HQ, reduce waste and water usage and over time create its own energy, on its journey to becoming climate positive.
- Biodiversity Stewardship – how the team protect and preserve the biodiversity on the 60 acres of the HQ campus, including the Letcombe Brook – one of only 240 chalk streams in the world.
- Sustainable Innovation – foster sustainable and innovative solutions that tackle global challenges in and outside of F1. This includes Williams Racing undertaking full life cycle management of its racing cars, deploying circular economy strategies within the team and being actively involved in projects such as carbon capture technologies.
- Industry Access for All – make motorsport more accessible by creating an environment in which anyone can thrive, and a workforce that reflects our community through academy programmes, scholarships and Esports.
- Purpose Driven Leadership – the strategy and targets for Williams Racing to act as pace setters for sustainability within the motorsport industry. Building a strong, transparent and accountable culture in our team, at races, with our partners, suppliers, local community and fans.
Each pillar defines specific actions and areas that Williams will be addressing in the short and medium term to accelerate the transition to a better planet. Each objective will be measured and audited annually, and publicly reported to enhance transparency and accountability.
“Williams Racing is a pioneer in Formula 1 and the racing world and has a strong heritage developing Formula 1 technology and transferring it to the EV and sustainable transport and energy sectors,” said Team Principal Jost Capito.
“As a team, we wanted to push the envelope and be the pace setter for sustainability in global motorsport and in the wider automotive industry. So today we are making the commitment to be climate positive by 2030 and we will be using our knowledge to nurture and develop advanced technology to meet this goal.
“We know where we are strong and understand where improvement is required and we are open to learning from others and sharing best practices in pursuit of our ambitious objectives. To help raise the baseline of sustainable performance in our industry, we welcome interaction and partnerships with key motorsport stakeholders, automotive companies, brands and organisations who share our vision.”