- Mahindra Racing was the first, and remains the only, Formula E team to achieve FIA Environmental Accreditation
- The team has shown a solid commitment towards environmental sustainability and maintained its Two-Star level rating in 2019 following a periodic audit
- Mahindra Racing is proud to support World Environment Day on 5 June 2019
5 JUNE 2019, BANBURY, ENGLAND – On World Environment Day, Mahindra Racing is proud to remain the only team in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship to achieve the FIA Environmental Accreditation Two-Star rating. The squad first successfully attained the rating in November 2016 and, following a periodic audit in February this year, Mahindra Racing maintained its status in the framework, with the aim of being carbon neutral by 2020 and target a Three-Star rating.
Auditors commended the work done by the Banbury-based team – only the second motorsport team in the world to be awarded FIA Environment Accreditation in 2016 – since its review. The team’s solid commitment towards environmental sustainability was highlighted as setting an example to other Formula E teams.
Mahindra Racing is proud to show its support on World Environment Day alongside the ABB FIA Formula E Championship; the first fully electric motor racing series in the world and the very first motorsport series to achieve the highest award in sustainable events; the ISO20121 certification.
The team is committed to the FIA Environmental Accreditation programme by minimising its environmental impact and working towards achieving carbon neutrality. It also takes learnings from advanced technologies in its race car to apply it to its road cars within its Race to Road initiative, developing and promoting more sustainable transportation solutions.
GRAHAM STOKER, FIA DEPUTY PRESIDENT FOR SPORT
"Since 2016, Mahindra Racing has set the example in Formula E by being the first FE team to achieve and retain the FIA environmental certification. Their sustained environmental commitment can only be commended, and as the global community celebrates World Environment Day today, the FIA invites other Formula E teams, and all motor sport stakeholders, to follow Mahindra Racing’s lead andcontribute to a more sustainable and responsible motor sport."
CLAUDIO CORRADINI, MAHINDRA RACING SUSTAINABILITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGER
"We take sustainability and environmental issues seriously at the team, and we are a strong believer that education and information is at the core of the challenges we are facing globally. As a team we work hard to improve our sustainability and fight pollution in our everyday lives, both at work and at home. It’s important for us to choose the right action together; one world, one home."
DILBAGH GILL, TEAM PRINCIPAL
"We are proud to attain a Two-Star rating in the FIA Environmental Sustainability programme and we will continue to tirelessly work to improve further before the next audit. Everybody at Mahindra Racing is genuinely passionate about pioneering good practices to grow and enhance our sustainability efforts; not just on World Environment Day, but all year round."
The squad will compete in the Bern E-Prix on Saturday 22 June 2019 for season five of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship with its drivers, Jérôme D’Ambrosio and Pascal Wehrlein.
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Mahindra Racing is one of ten founding teams – and the only Indian team – to compete in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, the world’s first all-electric racing series. Mahindra Racing has impressive credentials; after scoring it’s breakthrough win at the Berlin E-Prix in 2017, the squad now has four race victories to it’s name in addition to 18 podiums, and seven pole positions since season one. After four seasons with the first generation race car, all eyes now turn to season five. Mahindra Racing has high ambitions with the Gen2 M5Electro, a technical innovation that will see the car last the duration of a race as Formula E continues to push the limits of technology and electrification.
ABB FIA FORMULA E CHAMPIONSHIP
The ABB FIA Formula E Championship is the world’s first fully-electric single-seater racing series, competing on the streets against the backdrop of some of the most iconic cities - including Hong Kong, Marrakesh, Paris, Berlin, New York and Montreal. The championship represents a vision for the future of the motor industry, serving as a platform to showcase the latest innovations in electric vehicle technology and alternative energy solutions. Future seasons will see the regulations open up further allowing manufacturers to focus on the development of motor and battery components, which in turn will filter down to everyday contemporary electric road vehicles.
The Mahindra Group is a USD 20.7 billion federation of companies that enables people to rise through innovative mobility solutions, driving rural prosperity, enhancing urban living, nurturing new businesses and fostering communities. It has a leadership position in utility vehicles, information technology, financial services and vacation ownership in India and is the world’s largest tractor company, by volume. It also enjoys a strong presence in agribusiness, components, commercial vehicles, speedboats, consulting services, energy, industrial equipment, logistics, real estate, steel, aerospace, defence and two wheelers. Headquartered in India, Mahindra employs over 240,000 people across 100 countries. Learn more about Mahindra at www.mahindra.com
Supporting Mahindra Racing is Tech Mahindra which was recently ranked in 15th on the Forbes’ Digital 100 list – the highest-ranked non-US company to feature. After receiving previous accolades for its sustainability vision, Tech Mahindra was honoured for the fourth consecutive year as a leader in the 2018 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI).
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