DS Virgin Racing set to become carbon neutral

DS Virgin Racing has announced the results of collaboration with the Carbon Trust that will see the team complete steps to have its core operations certified as carbon neutral.

This commitment will also be complemented with a carbon reduction strategy to reduce the team’s impact over time. The team has also recently launched its Race Against Climate Change campaign with Richard Branson, the Virgin Group and the Rocky Mountain Institute.

The Carbon Trust is an independent, expert partner of organisations worldwide, helping them contribute to and benefit from a more sustainable future through carbon reduction, efficiency strategies and commercialising low carbon technologies.

“We’re very proud to be announcing the results of this work, which will further bolster our already high sustainability credentials,” Team Principal Alex Tai said. “Understandably, being a motorsport team, we face concerns about the amount of carbon we produce in order to go racing. However, thanks to the Carbon Trust, we can be reassured that we are offsetting this and helping to play our part in tackling climate change.

“The team has always been committed to sustainability, in line with our purpose to ‘power innovation to positively impact lives’, and this new announcement just goes to demonstrate that. It will also underpin our Race Against Climate Change programme, which seeks to accelerate initiatives that help the world achieve the goals of the Paris Climate Accord.”

Tom Delay, CEO of the Carbon Trust, added: “DS Virgin Racing’s efforts to become carbon neutral shows the team’s desire to match sustainability leadership with a leading position on the track. Focusing on what action can be taken within the team’s own operations is a great first step, however critically there is also huge potential for the team to leverage its high-profile status to influence others. We are really excited to be working with such an innovative team in the all-electric Formula E motorsport series.”

DS Virgin Racing returns to the track in Berlin on May 19th. Head to the DS Virgin Racing website for all the latest Formula E news.

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