McLaren win silver medal in environment awards
30 April, 2012
Apr.30 (McLaren Press Release) Our commitment to carbon reduction and environmental efficiency received further validation last Thursday (April 26) when Vodafone McLaren Mercedes took a silver medal at the 2012 Edison Awards – held at a glittering ceremony in New York.
Celebrating innovation and excellence for 25 years, the Edison Awards builds on the founding principles of the great American inventor Thomas Edison, and champions groundbreaking scientific achievement.
Vodafone McLaren Mercedes was nominated in the prestigious Green Implementation category for our groundbreaking efforts to improve our carbon efficiency. Having already earned the Carbon Trust Standard over a three-year assessment, achieved annual savings of over 1500 tonnes of CO2 emmissons and earned official carbon-neutral status, our Edison silver further validates our mission on a truly global scale.
Vodafone McLaren Mercedes joins a host of international brand leaders, all of whom earned recognition from the Edison Awards judging panel for their ongoing commitment to technical innovation and excellence.
Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team principal Martin Whitmarsh said: “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.
“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.”