The Marussia F1 Team is pleased to announce that it has agreed a long-term partnership with Swiss based carbon offsetter and supplier, carbon-connect GmbH. The relationship represents a small but meaningful step in the Team’s progression towards an improved environmental positioning as it will facilitate the offsetting of all its carbon emissions.
Offsetting carbon involves companies financing or part-financing projects that save the equivalent amount of carbon generated by the company. The Marussia F1 Team elected to partner with carbon-connect GmbH (www.carbon-connect.ch) due to their high-quality projects and unique infrastructure solutions for carbon credit offsetters and investors.
Although it competes in a resource restricted era of Formula 1, the Marussia F1 Team recognises that it can still make small inroads into improving its operations. Prior to this new partnership with carbon-connect GmbH, the Team has worked with its official supplier JCC Lighting to replace all the fluorescent lighting at the Marussia Technical Centre in Banbury, UK, with low voltage LED products to achieve a reduction in electricity usage and lower maintenance costs, as LED bulbs last for approximately 10,000 hours.
Andy Webb, Chief Executive Officer, Marussia F1 Team
“As a small team reacting to a variety of business challenges, it would be easy to overlook the little things we can be doing to improve our operational performance at the same time as improving our on-track performance. Partnering with carbon-connect is a further step in the right direction. We attach great importance to selecting and working with market leaders, particularly in this instance, as we wanted to achieve a partnership which will make a meaningful contribution and for the long-term.”
Pascal Freudenreich, Head of Swiss Operations, carbon-connect GmbH
“We are very pleased to be working with the Marussia F1 Team which, through the provision of our carbon credits, will be carbon neutral for the next three years. carbon-connect is very proud that Team has recognised our company’s market leading credentials. The Team has shown great promise in testing and we are looking forward to observing an exciting season ahead.”