MAHINDRA RACING’S THREE-STAR SUSTAINABILITY ACCREDITATION IS RENEWED
Following a successful audit, Mahindra Racing has retained its historic Three-Star level of the FIA Environmental Accreditation Program. The team’s Environmental and Sustainability Manager Claudio Corradini shares his thoughts:
Hey everyone! I’m delighted to be writing this blog with some excellent news. During the off-season, as the team works hard to prepare the Gen3 car ahead of Season 9, our sustainability committee continued to further progress our position as ‘the greenest team in motorsport.’ Back in September we underwent a successful audit conducted by an FIA Environmental Accreditation Auditor that meant we retained our Three-Star level in the framework.
For those who might not be aware, the FIA Environmental Accreditation Programme is aimed at helping motorsport teams worldwide measure and enhance their environmental performance. By introducing a constant and well-defined environmental management system, it provides teams with a three-level framework against which to accredit their activities – such as our #TurnTheTide water bottle or tree-planting campaigns.
The Auditor who renewed our accreditation was impressed with our strong commitment to continually seek new opportunities and options for improvement and highlighted our robust ISO 14001:2015 certification too!
After originally achieving Two-Star Accreditation in November 2016, which was renewed after an audit in December 2018, the team worked tirelessly towards Excellence in the accreditation process, which ultimately came about just before the start of Season 7. In receiving the Three-Star Accreditation in September 2020, we became the first Formula E team (and second ever motorsport team after McLaren F1) to achieve this accolade. This year, thanks to the hard work of the whole team, it has been successfully retained.
By awarding our team with that special three-star accolade, the FIA identifies that we demonstrate best practice and commitment to seek continual improvement through the implementation of an environmental management system. I could not be more proud of our accomplishments, and look forward to seeing what the most sustainable squad in the paddock can achieve next… Thanks again!