Formula One adopts new carbon management strategy

30 Jun 2010
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Formula One teams are adopting a new carbon management strategy in an attempt to help the environment.

Consultancy Trucost is carrying out an audit of the sport to gauge the level of carbon emissions it is directly responsible for.

This forms part of a wider effort to reduce carbon emissions in Formula One by 15 per cent over the next three years.

Richard Mattison, chief operating officer at Trucost, commented: "I think this is a great step forwards.

"What's needed is for large organisations in more carbon-intensive industries to make real commitments."

Speaking to BBC News, he praised Formula One for demonstrating a commitment to becoming more environmentally friendly.

Mr Mattison said the innovations it develops could lead to greater efficiency across the automotive industry around the world.

He stated that while Trucost could choose to work with "quite benign industries only", this would not change the level of carbon emissions in a "meaningful" way.

Trucost chief executive Simon Thomas added that Formula One's efforts show what can be achieved by organisations not traditionally linked with the green agenda.

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