Mercedes becomes first motorsport team to sign Climate Pledge


Mercedes has become the first team in motorsport to sign a new climate pledge featuring some of the world’s top companies to reach Net Zero.

The Climate Pledge was founded in 2019 with the goals of helping to reduce carbon emissions in line with the Paris 2015 Climate Accords, with the agreement hoping to make 2040 as a deadline for reaching Net Zero.

Net Zero is an ambition for Formula 1 by 2030, with the series taking steps to reduce its carbon emissions, including through remote broadcast centre based in Biggin Hill that reduces the number of personnel and equipment needed on-site around the world.

As part of the agreement, Mercedes will be reporting greenhouse gas emissions on a regular basis, implementing decarbonisation strategies that are in line with the Paris accords and neutralising any remaining emissions after a series of efficiency improvements and other reductions.

“Signing The Climate Pledge is another demonstration of our intent to perform to the highest standard on sustainability,” explained Team Principal and part-owner of Mercedes, Toto Wolff.

“We want to win through sustainable high performance and to win within the societal and planetary boundaries which exist.

“The ability to collaborate with many of these leading organisations, striving for the same goal, offers considerable benefits for all signatories.”

Mercedes has already taken it calls “bold action” to reduce its emissions, through the use of alternative fuels for land and air travel, saving 2,600 tonnes of CO2 in 2022, and a 21% reduction in air emissions with sustainable aviation fuel.

Moreover, the use of HVO100 biofuel in race and hospitality trucks saved 339 tonnes of CO2 in the 2023 European season.



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