Mercedes becomes first Formula 1 team to sign Climate Pledge

The Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team has become the first motorsport team to sign The Climate Pledge, a commitment from some of the world’s top companies to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2040.

The Climate Pledge was founded in 2019 by Global Optimism and Amazon, with the objective of contributing to the achievement of the Paris Agreement by 2040, 10 years ahead of the international target.

The team joins over 450 organisations that have signed The Climate Pledge, as part of a commitment to a more sustainable future.

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By signing The Climate Pledge, organisations commit to transparency around the implementation of their decarbonisation strategies and their actions taken to neutralise any remaining emissions with quantifiable, real, permanent, and socially beneficial offsets.

Through the group, we will be able to share best practice and take joint action with fellow signatories as we transition toward a net zero carbon future.

Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team chief executive Toto Wolff said: “Signing The Climate Pledge is another demonstration of our intent to perform to the highest standard on sustainability.

“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.”

Last year, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula 1 team revealed it cut freight travel emissions by 88% using HV100 biofuel in its race trucks during the final three races of the 2022 European season.

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