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McLaren keeps Carbon Trust Standard

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes becomes first-ever Formula 1 team to be awarded, and retain, the coveted Carbon Trust Standard

McLaren has been recertified with the Carbon Trust Standard for successfully measuring, managing and reducing carbon emissions across all of its UK operations, it has been announced.

The achievement makes Vodafone McLaren Mercedes the first Formula 1 team to retain the Carbon Trust Standard, and also underlines the Group's 'continuous quest to improve efficiency and reduce the environmental impact of its direct operations'.

The McLaren Group was first awarded the Carbon Trust Standard in December 2010 after several years of rigorous assessment, and has honed its energy efficiency strategies to reduce its carbon footprint on a relative basis by 9 per cent - based on tonnes of carbon and equivalent (CO2e) emissions relative to head-count - despite a two-year period of significant expansion within McLaren Automotive, which has seen the construction of the 32,000 square metre manufacturing facility, the McLaren Production Centre.

“As an environmentally conscious group of companies we are extremely proud to have retained the Carbon Trust Standard, in turn becoming the first F1 team ever to do so. The process has enabled us to identify new areas to increase carbon efficiency, bringing significant energy savings to all of our operations,” said Martin Whitmarsh, chief operating officer of McLaren Group, and team principal of Vodafone McLaren Mercedes.

“It is especially satisfying to obtain recertification during a period of considerable growth across the Group, particularly within McLaren Automotive. This demonstrates our commitment to pioneering future technologies, developing new methodologies and relentlessly innovating to improve carbon efficiency.

“While this achievement is an important marker for us, it is crucial that we recognise that the Carbon Trust Standard is an ongoing process. Reducing our carbon emissions and improving our energy efficiency represents a constantly moving target – and one that our whole company is committed to pursuing.”

Darran Messem, managing director of Certification at the Carbon Trust, added: “It is really encouraging to see a high profile organisation like McLaren Group making real improvements to retain the Carbon Trust Standard.

“McLaren Group's achievement is clear evidence of the significant results in carbon reduction that can be delivered through senior sponsorship from the top and entrenched good practise throughout a business.

“McLaren Group's carbon reduction relative to head count demonstrates that growth can be decoupled from carbon to grow your business without proportionally increasing emissions.”

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oldtimer - Unregistered

November 08, 2012 10:18 AM

This has no relevance to the fact that McClaren once again have not produced a top level car, in addition their realibility, pit stops and strategy has not been what one would expect from a team with so much money. Perhaps they should concentrate on their core business which is being a top F1 team rather than messing around with green issues with which the best will in the World nobody but Ron Dennis is interested in.

The Carbon Kid - Unregistered

November 08, 2012 10:40 AM

Worthless Politically Correct propoganda of a relatively non issue Look into all the Carbon offsetting bs spin from a non biased viewpoint (most of its proponents are making lots of money from it) and many of the arguments are highly spurious to say the least A much more valid worry is the total poisoning of all areas of this planet's everyday life with chemicals that feminise and cause harm to males of all species including humans See that and see why its being done and how virtually nothing is being done to combat it

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