McLaren announced it has become the first carbon neutral Formula 1 team.
The team achieved the Carbon Trust Standard 12 months ago and since then has invested in carbon offsetting schemes in India and Brazil – countries chosen, the team says, for their prominence on the F1 calendar.
The team claims this has allowed it to “officially become fully carbon-neutral”.
McLaren has also been recognised by the government?óÔé¼Ôäós Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme. In a league table of more than 2000 participating British businesses McLaren was ranked 92nd, being the highest Formula 1 team and car manufacturer on the list.
Team principal Martin Whitmarsh said: “I’m both delighted and proud that Vodafone McLaren Mercedes has become the world?óÔé¼Ôäós first carbon-neutral Formula 1 team.
“It?óÔé¼Ôäós a considerable achievement: the result of a lot of hard work by a number of extremely dedicated individuals within our organisation, and a testament to our philosophy of continuous improvement within the workplace.”
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