McLaren earn prestigious award
McLaren's work to improve their carbon efficiency has been recognised after the team won a silver medal at the Edison Awards in New York.
The Woking-based outfit, which announced last December that they had become the first carbon-neutral Formula 1 team, was recognised in the Green Implementation category at the awards ceremony named after the American inventor Thomas Edison and which champions groundbreaking scientific achievement.
McLaren Team Principal Martin Whitmarsh said he was proud to see the team honoured among other international brands and that the team would continue to strive to improve its environmental awareness.
"I'm delighted that our ongoing efforts to manage and improve our carbon efficiency have been recognised by the Edison Awards judging panel. This is a fantastic achievement for the whole team," he said.
"The nominees' list at last night's ceremony in New York read like a Who's Who of the great and good in the world of inspirational technical innovation, and I'm immensely proud that our team has been recognised on that list.
"While our silver medal is further validation of the steps we've made, and certainly helps showcase our efforts on a global level, it is still merely the starting point for an ongoing and concerted mission to ensure that Vodafone McLaren Mercedes conducts its business in an environmentally conscious and responsible way."
Last year McLaren earned the prestigious Carbon Trust Standard over a three-year assessment and achieved annual savings of over 1500 tonnes of CO2 emmissons.