Last week the Formula E Client Team Project team, composed of Matthieu Charlot, Min Jung, Yukifumi Tanaka and David Saltiel, took the opportunity to visit their client, the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, with Julia Pallé, Formula E Senior Sustainability Consultant and Peter Bench Formula E-Procurement Manager, at the Marrakesh E-Prix.

The AISTS annual Client Team Projects run from the middle of November until the end of June and are executed by groups of 3 to 5 AISTS participants on a real sports management topic, for a real client from the sports industry. The goal of the AISTS Client Team Projects is to provide a high-quality project resource to sport organisations by proposing new ideas and feasible solutions that are relevant, in a practical context.

Sustainability in Formula E

The Marrakesh race was the second round of the 2018/19 ABB FIA Formula E championship. The objective of the Formula E Client Team Project is to better understand the challenges that Formula E is facing regarding sustainability, as well as meeting and connecting with professionals. Their mission is to work on the supply chain to effectively meet Formula E’s common sustainability goals. 

AISTS 2019 Participants – Matthieu Charlot, Yukifumi Tanaka, David Saltiel & Min Jung

Formula E is the electric street racing series with sustainability deeply rooted in its DNA. It is the first ever motorsport championship to have achieved ISO 20121 third-party certification ensuring Formula E events are managed in a way that preserves the environment, promotes social inclusivity and economic prosperity. 

A project that is related to all professions on-site

Arriving the day before the race, the team had interviews with managers from the local agency – Marrakesh Grand Prix – and with the Formula E team that is based in London. They had interviews with managers responsible for logistic, branding, electric power generator, hospitality, catering and waste management. They also met employees from different areas as pit lane, catering, cleaning, information desk and partner’s stands. 

The team wanted to identify key actions to be taken by Formula E to make sure its sustainable commitments are known, applied and championed by its supply chain. Going from the local to the global suppliers, the team now better understand the overall of Formula E’s structure, better understand the problematics of each, the behaves and concerns about sustainability, community engagement, economic impact, education and ecology.

The race has just begun for our client project team! Let’s go green now!

Written in conjunction with Matthieu Charlot, Min Jung, Yukifumi Tanaka and David Saltiel.  Photos by David Saltiel

About the AISTS

The International Academy of Sports Science and Technology (AISTS) was founded in 2000 by the IOC and leading Swiss institutions and universities. A not-for-profit foundation, the AISTS is committed to professionalising sports management through continuing education, applied research and an engaging platform for industry connections. Our flagship program is the postgraduate Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Sport Administration and Technology – educating aspiring sport managers from all over the world since 2003. Each year, the AISTS delivers over 900 hours of continuing education, workshops, seminars and projects, bringing together over 100 international sports experts in the sciences of Management, Technology, Law, Medicine, and Sociology – all in the efforts of building a better world through sport.A

Experience the world of sport in the Olympic Capital

Participants attend several full-day workshops throughout the programme to experience sport. These sessions are delivered by the sport organisations and federations themselves and provide a unique hands-on experience and well as an ideal opportunity to connect to our alumni and experts working in the industry.