McLaren has announced itself as the first F1 team to become carbon neutral.
Having become the first team to achieve Carbon Trust Standard last year, the team has now implemented a series of efficiency-driven measures within the McLaren Technology Centre to achieve annual savings of more than 1500 tonnes of CO2 emissions.
The team has also worked with its truck and transporter drivers to enable them to drive more economically while it is now working with hydro-electric projects in India and Brazil to help offset its carbon footprint.
“I'm both delighted and proud that Vodafone McLaren Mercedes has become the world's first carbon-neutral Formula 1 team,” team principal Martin Whitmarsh said. “It's 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.
“Vodafone McLaren Mercedes was also the first Formula 1 team to achieve the Carbon Trust Standard for our efforts in improving carbon efficiency.
“Today's announcement is the strongest possible proof that we've gone farther than any other Formula 1 team in becoming more environmentally sympathetic and efficient – an achievement that's of great importance not only to our entire organisation but also to all our partners too.”