Our commitment to planet and people
Sustainability as an integral part of our company
The Sauber Group doesn’t exist in a bubble, but it is part of the cultural, social and environmental fabric of our region and the wider world. Social and ecological responsibility have always played an important part of our corporate culture. Under the Corporate Social Responsibility umbrella, we include all the voluntary contributions our business makes to sustainable development, beyond the legal requirements.
Our sustainability strategy is in line with the ambitious but achievable goals set by the sport of Formula One to become a net zero carbon sporting spectacle by 2030 and to promote positive developments in the communities hosting a Grand Prix event, as outlined on Formula One’s corporate website.
Sustainability conveys greater ambition because it focuses on what we need to achieve, rather than where we are today.
Our sustainability efforts are focused on two main elements – the environment and the community we live and operate in.
The principle of climate neutrality is one of the key tenets of our strategy. Climate neutrality means our CO2 emissions are calculated and offset by climate protection projects. In addition to avoidance and reduction, CO2 offsetting is an important step in holistic climate protection. Every activity in support of a climate protection project is an immediate measure against a warming planet.
Our environmental effort is based on a two-step approach:
- Waste management & recycling
The world we live in is increasingly interconnected, with each actor playing an important role in the development of our society. However, we are far too often witnesses to inequality and lack of opportunity – an injustice with far-reaching consequences not just for the individuals involved, but for our society as a whole. It is therefore crucial that our strategy encompasses efforts to address these issues.
The two, complementary aspects of our Community strategy are:
- Social development
- Diversity promotion and inclusivity
The climate protection and community projects supported by our partnerships with partners such as Save the Children also contribute to the goals of sustainable development of the United Nations / 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Among others, the following goals are supported:
- Goal 1: No poverty
- Goal 2: Zero hunger
- Goal 3: Good health and well-being
- Goal 4: Quality Education
- Goal 5: Gender equality
- Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
- Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
- Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
- Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
- Goal 10: Reduced inequality within and among countries
- Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
- Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
- Goal 13: Immediate Action against Climate Change
- Goal 14: Life below Water
- Goal 15: Life on Land
- Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
- Goal 17: Partnerships to achieve the goal.