Mahindra Racing has become the first team on the Formula E grid – and the first FIA World Championship entrant – to achieve a net-zero carbon footprint since its inception.
The Indian marque, which is headquartered in Oxfordshire, previously became the first team in the fully-electric championship to secure Three-Star Accreditation for sustainability from the FIA, achieved in 2020.
The team’s carbon neutral certification was approved by the ALLCOT Group and means that Mahindra Racing has offset all carbon emissions since its inception prior to Season 1.
“We believe that ‘doing good’ goes beyond philanthropy and CSR, it is more than just random acts of kindness. ‘Doing good’ is a purpose, an attitude, and a way of life; it is our guide for conducting business and ourselves,” said Team Principal Dilbagh Gill.
“As a team that is committed to finding credible, advanced and next generation mobility solutions while being kind to the planet. At Mahindra Racing, we pledge to greater ROCE, which, for us, stands for Return On Climate and Environment.
“This is ingrained into our ethos and a big part of the reason we are racing in Formula E. We have been on this path of reducing our impact on the planet since our birth in 2014 and six years later we are carbon neutral since inception.
“We are also certified with Three-Star Excellence in sustainability. To this end, our efforts are and will continue to be, in tandem with Mahindra Group’s commitment and quest to achieve group-wide carbon neutrality.
“We look forward to kickstarting season 7 with ROCE as our guiding principle, towards setting innovative, competitive yet sustainable mobility benchmarks for the world.”
Alongside carbon neutrality, Mahindra has also joined Formula E and the FIA by pledging to the UNFCCC Sports for Climate Action Framework – an initiative that aims to support and guide sports actors in achieving global climate change goals.
“It is a great achievement for Mahindra Racing to become certified net zero carbon since inception,” added Formula E CEO Jamie Reigle.
“Mahindra Racing has become a leader in sustainability across the sporting landscape and promotes sustainable business practices across their supply chain.
“As the first Formula E team to attain FIA Three-star Environmental Accreditation and the most recent team to sign the UNFCCC Sports for Climate Action Framework, they are the perfect partners in the fight against climate change.
“The first manufacturer to join the Formula E grid and now the first to commit to Gen3, we’re delighted to have a long and ongoing relationship with another organisation so aligned to our vision and values.”
At present, Mahindra is the only team that has pledged its commitment to Formula E’s third generation of racing which is set to commence in Season 9.