Mahindra Racing has become the first Formula E team to achieve accreditation in the FIA Institute’s Sustainability Programme.
The team has attained ‘Progress Towards Excellence’ status from its first audit within the programme’s framework, which is aimed at helping motorsport stakeholders worldwide to measure and enhance their environmental performance. With a clear aim to become carbon neutral from 2018, Mahindra Racing is just the second motorsport team in the world to be accredited.
Auditors were said to have been impressed by Mahindra Racing’s commitment to minimising its environmental impact through a strong environmental policy and specific improvement targets. The team has been encouraged to monitor and implement the current routines in an efficient manner to help attain the highest level of accreditation, Achievement of Excellence. Based on its recent assessment, auditors are confident the team could achieve this objective.
“We were drawn to Formula E by its commitment to the development of sustainable and clean mobility solutions, and are honoured to become the very first Formula E team to be accredited by the FIA Institute’s Sustainability Programme,” explained Anand Mahindra, chairman, Mahindra Group. “This is another example of the Mahindra Group’s deep and growing commitment to sustainability across its businesses, and an important milestone in our journey toward the Future of Mobility.”
“As the first Formula E team to become accredited in the initiative, I congratulate Mahindra for its efforts and commitment to sustainability,” added Garry Connelly, FIA Institute deputy president and environmental ambassador. “As ever when it comes to the environment there is always more that we can do and I encourage the other teams in the all-electric series to follow the example set by Mahindra and sign up to join the programme.”