Mercedes Benz EQ Formula E Team has been certified by FIA with three star status in the environmental certification programme.
The Formula E team joins Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team in being awarded the environmental seal of approval this year
Ian James, the Team Principal, declared:
The work towards building a more sustainable team doesn’t end with having achieved this three-star status; we are committed to follow this path in 2021 and beyond, implementing ideas that make a difference.
The aim of the FIA’s Environmental Accreditation Programme is to help and encourage participants to measure and improve their environmental performance. The focus is not on environmental management alone, but also on continuously improving existing processes and procedures and laying the foundations for operating in a sustainable fashion.
The Mercedes Benz EQ Formula E Team successfully completed the remote audit in December 2020. The successful accreditation is the result of joint achievements at the Mercedes-Benz Motorsport facilities in Brackley and Brixworth, as well as those of HWA AG in Affalterbach. HWA AG, which is responsible for trackside operations, was also awarded with the Three-Star Environmental Accreditation by the FIA earlier this year.
Jean Todt, FIA President, said:
The FIA wishes to congratulate the Mercedes Benz EQ Formula E Team on receiving the three-star status within the FIA environmental accreditation. The team joins Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team in achieving the criteria required for the highest level of certification and it shows the strong commitment of the brand to environmental sustainability. Mercedes Benz EQ Formula E Team is the third Formula E Team with this status after Mahindra Racing and Envision Virgin Racing, and I am also pleased to see that this number is constantly growing.
The Mercedes-Benz Motorsport family: strong together
These initiatives on and off the racetrack are consistent with the Mercedes-Benz sustainability offensive ‘Ambition2039’ and the sustainable business strategy for its motorsport activities announced by Mercedes-Benz in March last year.
Racing plays a crucial role as a high-speed development laboratory for cutting-edge technologies and processes, both for racing cars and road vehicles. With its Formula E and Formula 1 teams, Mercedes-Benz explores innovations, promotes technology transfer and presents modern, environmentally compatible mobility technologies ranging from hybrid to battery-electric power units.
The Mercedes Benz EQ Formula E Team benefits chiefly from the measures already implemented at the two technology centres in Brixworth and Brackley, both of which are certified in accordance with the ISO 14001 international environmental management standard.
The hi-tech chassis factory in Brackley already uses renewably sourced energy to power all its operations and facilities such as the team’s wind tunnel, data centre, digital simulation environment and test benches.
The Brixworth technology centre, where Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains (HPP) develops and manufactures the powertrains for both Formula E and Formula 1 teams, generating more than half of its electricity from solar panels and an on-site CCHP plant. For all externally sourced energy, HPP has undertaken to switch to renewable power sources over the course of the current year.
Source: Mercedes Benz