The Aston Martin Formula One team have achieved the ISO14001 environmental management standard.
- Team recognised for monitoring greenhouse gas emissions, implementing pollution controls and adopting sustainable waste management practices
- Mercedes and McLaren previously awarded ISO14011 standard
Context: The ISO14001 certification recognises effective environmental management across the business and the implementation of sustainable and environmental systems and processes. This follows the team being awarded three-star environmental accreditation by the International Automobile Federation (FIA) last year.
Comment: An Aston Martin statement read: 'Our new Silverstone factory, the first new F1 factory in almost two decades, is designed with sustainability in mind and a focus on energy conservation – and its build includes the use of sustainable materials. Set to be F1's first 'smart factory', it will feature management systems to monitor energy usage.'
Consequence: With their new state-of-the-art facility in Northamptonshire, Aston Martin are ramping up their sustainability efforts, notably with the launch of an electric car scheme for their employees. The team are also exploring car sharing and shuttle bus schemes to ensure they are managing their carbon footprint in every aspect.