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McLaren receives FIA environmental award

by Niharika Ghorpade Posted on February 21, 2013 19:38 IST 422 Views

McLaren team has become the first motorsport organisation to receive the FIA Institutes Environmental Award for Achievement of Excellence



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Woking-based team, McLaren received the Environmental Award for Achievement of Excellence from the FIA Institute which is the highest level attainable within the FIA Institute Sustainability Programme. 


Team Principal, Martin Whitmarsh said, “It’s great that the sport is encouraging those within it to improve their environmental performance and we are thrilled to be the first to achieve the highest level.” The award is a part of an initiative between the FIA and the FIA institute aimed at evaluating and reducing the environmental impact of motorsport. The FIA Institute sustainability programme helps motor sport stakeholders measure and improve their environmental performance. 


Behind the Sustainability Programme is an environmental accreditation scheme called the Environmental Certification Network, the first to be developed particularly for motorsport which enables National Sporting Authorities, teams, circuits, manufacturers, and event organisers to achieve the highest standards in environmental management. 


Immediately after the announcement of the scheme in June 2012, McLaren had applied for accreditation and had to undergo through a series of rigorous assessments by the FIA. The team achieved the highest level by showing a commitment to persistent improvement and remarkable environmental awareness throughout their organization. 





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