Vodafone McLaren Mercedes has created history. They have become the first motor sports major to land the achievement of being recipient of prestigious FIA Environmental Award for Achievement of Excellence.
This award is accredited to those who reduce the environmental impact of motorsports and is offered to those who maintain the highest possible level in FIA Institute Sustainability Program contributing to improvement and recognition for concern and recognition of preserving the environment. This also aims at National Sporting Authorities, teams, circuits and manufacturers to concentrate on developing the best of standards on environmental management. Organisations are encouraged to sign up for this program wherein they are rated on environmental performance, while also measuring their achievement and showcasing ways in which this can be improved.
This scheme was initially announced in June 2012 and McLaren signed up for it immediately while it underwent a host of assessments made mandatory by experts at the FIA Institute. McLaren achieved highest level due to earnest concentration on improvement and dedication to improving the environment throughout the organisation.