McLaren share progress across several key areas in latest sustainability report

McLaren has released its second sustainability report, highlighting some of the improvements that have been made across the business over the past year and what is to come in the future.

The Woking team’s 48-page long report is broken down into four main pillars: net-zero goals, a circular economy (minimizing resources and waste and maximizing value), diversity, equity and inclusion, and health and well-being.

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net zero

As part of its Net Zero effort, McLaren has already achieved a 22% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions compared to the 2019 baseline, including a 9% reduction in air freight emissions – saving enough electricity to power 100 average UK households per year to supply electricity.

These numbers were achieved by using fewer materials to build the F1 cars and adding changes such as switching the lights to LEDs and shipping more equipment to the races by sea freight.

Looking ahead, McLaren aims to halve emissions by 2030 and reach net-zero by 2040, while using its platform to educate about climate action.

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McLaren is one of the oldest teams on the F1 grid, having debuted in the 1960s

circular economy

By reducing construction waste, using resources more efficiently and managing materials better, McLaren has reported a 19% reduction in overall waste.

They have also saved nearly 400 coffee cups a week and prevented nearly 1,000 meals from being wasted by eliminating single-use plastic and donating unused factory food.

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Going forward, McLaren wants to go one step further by developing a fully circular F1 car, accelerating the transition to a more circular economy.

Diversity, equity and inclusion

McLaren continues to push for more diversity and equal opportunity across sport and found that by 2022, 33% of its newcomers will come from underrepresented backgrounds.

The team also launched the McLaren Racing Engage alliance in 2021, reaching 4,000 students at events supported by their STEM ambassadors as their STEM day program aims to be rolled out in UK schools in partnership with Formula 1.

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McLaren has expressed its intention to be “the most diverse and inclusive team” in Formula 1 going forward and aims to have 40% of its workforce from under-represented groups by 2030.

health and well-being

McLaren says 6% of the team is made up of mental health first responders to help employees feel good both on and off the job and describes them as “a core part of our support structure”. In parallel, webinars on health and well-being pressures were organized to educate employees.

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McLaren is committed to continuing to promote and support the physical and mental health and well-being of its employees – and the communities they impact.

For more information on McLaren’s latest sustainability report, visit the official website.


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