Ms He Ting Ru: To ask the Minister for Trade and Industry (a) whether an update can be provided on the sustainability efforts and performance for the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix; (b) who is performing the full sustainability audit previously announced; and (c) when is the audit expected to be completed.
Written Answer by Minister for Trade and Industry Gan Kim Yong
1. The race promoter, Singapore GP Pte Ltd (SGP), and the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) are working closely together, and with Formula One Management, to make the F1 Singapore Grand Prix more environmentally sustainable. Building on efforts from past races, SGP implemented a series of green initiatives at this year’s race. These include using energy-efficient track lights and biodiesel in generators to power parts of the circuit park, and adopting biodigesters to convert food waste into compost. STB will also deploy solar panels on the F1 Pit Building by July 2023.
2. SGP has engaged consultancy firm Faithful+Gould to assess the carbon footprint of the F1 Singapore Grand Prix. The assessment is expected to be completed in mid-2023, and will guide SGP as it continues to enhance its sustainability efforts and reduce the carbon footprint of races in the coming years.