The FIA Environmental Accreditation programme seeks to enable worldwide motorsport and mobility stakeholders in measuring and improve their environmental performance. It gives a three-level framework for accrediting their actions by creating a clear and consistent environmental system.
McLaren Racing has constantly proved its leadership within the motorsport business with a record number of certification renewals since receiving the accreditation for the first time in 2013 and becoming the first Formula 1 team to do so.
The three-star accreditation acknowledges that McLaren Racing is functioning at the highest level of the framework, exhibiting best practices and a commitment to continuous development via the deployment of an environmental management system.
Kim Wilson, McLaren Racing’s first-ever Director of Sustainability, was recruited in January of this year and is driving the team’s vision for a sustainable squad.
“I congratulate McLaren Racing on its major achievement of renewed Three-Star FIA Environmental Accreditation, which underlines the strength of its long-term commitment to environmental sustainability,” said Felipe Calderon, President of the FIA Environment and Disability Commission. In 2013, McLaren became the world’s first motorsport organisation to earn FIA Environmental Accreditation. McLaren now meets the highest requirements in line with the Three-Star level, thanks to the efforts taken since then. This award recognises McLaren Racing’s continuous leadership in advanced innovation to develop a sustainable sport for the future, and it represents a new milestone in this ongoing journey.”
“McLaren Racing has a tradition of sustainable leadership, and we recognise our duty to bring answers to sustainability concerns via our people, operations, and policies,” said Kim Wilson, Director of Sustainability at McLaren Racing. Receiving the FIA Environmental Accreditation for the eighth year in a row demonstrates that we are continuing to make progress, but we are aware that there is still much more to be done. Along with the FIA’s recommended areas of improvement, we will continue to concentrate on creating a circular attitude and teaching our personnel to create additional environmental consciousness.”
About the FIA
The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) is the world’s regulating body for motorsport as well as the federation of the world’s largest mobility organisations. The FIA is a non-profit organisation that was founded in 1904 and has headquarters in Paris and Geneva. It unites 244 Member Organizations from 146 countries across five continents. Over 80 million road users and their families are represented by its Member Clubs. The FIA advocates for safe, sustainable, and accessible mobility for all road users worldwide.
About the FIA Environmental Accreditation Programme
The FIA Environmental Accreditation Programme seeks to guide motorsport and mobility stakeholders throughout the world in measuring and improving their environmental performance. By instituting a clear and consistent environmental management system, it offers stakeholders with a three-tiered framework to evaluate their activities:
- One-Star – Fundamental practice: Demonstrate fundamental environmental performance and a commitment to continuous improvement.
- Two-Star – Strong practice: Demonstrate good environmental performance and adhere to globally approved environmental management roadmaps.
- Three-Star – Best practice: Showcase best practices and a commitment to continuous improvement by implementing an environmental management system.
About McLaren Racing
McLaren Racing was created in 1963 by New Zealand racing driver Bruce McLaren. Since its inaugural Formula One race in 1966, McLaren has won 20 Formula One world titles, more than 180 Formula One Grand Prix, the Indianapolis 500 three times, and the Le Mans 24 Hours on its maiden try.
The team fields Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo in the FIA Formula 1 World Championship, Pato O’Ward and Felix Rosenqvist in the NTT INDYCAR Series, and Emma Gilmour and Tanel Foust in the Extreme E Championship.
McLaren was the first F1 team to be given the Carbon Trust Standard in 2010, and it has been renewed biannually since, most recently in February 2021. The team was also the first in F1 to be awarded the FIA Sustainability Accreditation Award at a three-star level in 2013, as part of the FIA Environmental Certification system, before signing the UN Sports for Climate Action Commitment in 2021.
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