Silver Medal for Mclaren

Vodafone Mclaren Mercedes have been awarded a Silver Medal at the 2012 Edison Awards.

The awards recognise and honour innovation and business excellence. Named after the inventor Thomas Edison, the Edison Awards champions groundbreaking scientific achievement.

After earning their Carbon Neutral status from the Carbon Trust recently, Mclaren were nominated in the ‘Green Implementation’ category. Mclaren, as a company, managed to make savings of 1500 tonnes of CO2 every year, over a three year period.

Achieving the Edison silver medal is a reward that will be seen and recognised on a global scale and allows them to join a whole host of other international brand leaders.

Team Principal Martin Whitmarsh said: “I’m delighted that our ongoing efforts to manage and improve our carbon efficiency have been recognised by the Edison Awards judging panel. This is a fantastic achievement for the whole team.

“The nominees’ list at last night’s ceremony in New York read like a Who’s Who of the great and good in the world of inspirational technical innovation, and I’m immensely proud that our team has been recognised on that list.

“While our silver medal is further validation of the steps we’ve made, and certainly helps showcase our efforts on a global level, it is still merely the starting point for an ongoing and concerted mission to ensure that Vodafone McLaren Mercedes conducts its business in an environmentally conscious and responsible way.”

Volkswagen Group of America came in just ahead of them for the Gold Medal.

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