British luxury automotive manufacturer McLaren has released its second sustainability report, covering four key pillars, net zero goals, circular economy, diversity, equity and inclusion, and health and wellbeing.
The manufacturer’s second annual sustainability report demonstrates McLaren’s efforts and advancements in achieving its sustainability objectives.
Aligned with F1’s broader net zero strategy, McLaren is actively working towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, engaging with the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework and Race to Zero targets, and adhering to the Science-Based Targets initiative.
Its latest report covers four pillars.
The report shows McLaren has already achieved a 22% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions against their 2019 baseline, including a 9% decrease in air freight emissions. This was reached by using fewer materials to construct their F1 cars and supplementary changes such as converting lights to LEDs and transporting more equipment to races by sea freight. Looking ahead, McLaren wants to halve emissions by 2030 and achieve net zero by 2040.
McLaren reported a 19% reduction in their total waste, by reducing construction waste, using resources more efficiently and better managing materials,
They also saved almost 400 coffee cups a week and prevented almost 1,000 meals from going to waste by eliminating single-use plastics and donating unused food from the factory.
Diversity, equity and inclusion
The report also noted 33% of McLaren’s new starters through 2022 came from under-represented backgrounds. The outfit also launched the McLaren Racing Engage alliance in 2021, reaching 4,000 students at events supported by their STEM Ambassadors, while their STEM day programme is set to be rolled out in UK schools in collaboration with F1.
McLaren has stated their intention to be “the most diverse and inclusive team” in F1 in the future and, by 2030, aims to have 40% of its employees come from under-represented groups.
Health and wellbeing
McLaren announced 6% of its team are mental health first aiders, describing them as “a pivotal part of our support structure”. Webinars exploring health and well-being pressures have been organised alongside this to educate employees.
McLaren also vowed to continue promoting and supporting the physical and mental health and well-being of their staff – and the communities they impact – into the future.
You can see the full McLaren’s latest sustainability report here.
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