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McLaren take silver medal at Edison Awards 30 Apr 2012

Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren MP4-27.
Formula One World Championship, Rd2, Malaysian Grand Prix, Practice, Sepang, Malaysia, Friday, 23 March 2012 McLaren trucks.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 9, British Grand Prix Preparations, Silverstone, England, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 (L to R): Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren with Martin Whitmarsh (GBR) McLaren Chief Executive Officer and Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren.
McLaren MP4-27 Launch, McLaren Technology Centre, Woking, England, 1 February 2012

McLaren’s commitment to carbon reduction and environmental efficiency has received further recognition with a silver medal at the 2012 Edison Awards, held at a glittering ceremony in New York last week.

McLaren, who have already earned official carbon-neutral status after achieving annual savings of over 1,500 tonnes of CO2 emissions, were nominated in the prestigious Green Implementation category.

“I’m delighted that our on-going efforts to manage and improve our carbon efficiency have been recognised by the Edison Awards judging panel,” commented team principal Martin Whitmarsh. “This is a fantastic achievement for the whole team.”

Celebrating innovation and excellence for 25 years, the Edison Awards build on the founding principles of the great American inventor Thomas Edison, and champion ground-breaking scientific achievement.

“The nominees’ list 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,” added Whitmarsh.

“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 on-going and concerted mission to ensure that Vodafone McLaren Mercedes conducts its business in an environmentally conscious and responsible way.”

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