Extreme E secured the inaugural Environmental Sustainbility Award at the 2022 Sport Industry Awards in London.
The occasion celebrated the immense work carried out across the sector towards social change and producing campaigns with creative spark while delivering world-leading events.
As a sport that is built around social purpose, but with racing at its core, Extreme E utilises its platform to promote electrification, sustainability, and gender equality with the aim of driving real change.
The electric off-road racing championship was crowned the first winner of Sport Industry’s Environmental Sustainability Award. New for 2022, this award recognises organisations that are delivering environmental benefits through sport.
“It is a tremendous honour to be the recipient of the first ever Environmental Sustainability Award,” said Alejandro Agag, founder and chief executive of Extreme E.
“It gives real recognition to everyone who has helped to play a part in launching and delivering our pioneering series – it is great to see our visions from the very beginning become a reality. We cannot wait to go even further in raising awareness of the climate crisis and how to deliver environmental change.
“To be among such inspiring finalists demonstrated the level of hard work that Extreme E, our teams, and partners have all put into raising awareness of environmental issues, promoting sustainable solutions and gender equality, whilst delivering world class sporting entertainment.”
Ali Russell, chief marketing officer at Extreme E, added: “Receiving the Environmental Sustainability Award is a proud moment for our championship. We could not have achieved this without the support of our drivers, teams and partners so I must pay tribute to them upon receiving such an accolade.
“I am looking forward to Extreme E growing even further in the years to come as we continue to raise awareness across the world of the critical environmental issues facing our planet.”