Mahindra Racing celebrated the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22 with a special episode of the team’s podcast, Straight Torque. The ‘Fight today for a better future tomorrow’ episode discusses plastic reduction on everyday household items, achievable sustainability tips and socially responsible initiatives that can have a positive impact on the environment and fight against climate change.
This episode of Straight Torque (Series 2, Episode 7) honours Earth Day with its special guest line-up. Renowned ABB FIA Formula E Championship presenter Nicki Shields was joined by the team’s CEO and Team Principal Dilbagh Gill, Formula E Senior Sustainability Consultant Julia Palle and Non Plastic Beach Co-Founder Gareth Dean.
Mahindra Racing set the sustainability benchmark by becoming the first Formula E team, and the second motorsport team worldwide, to achieve FIA Environmental Accreditation in November 2016. After an audit in 2019 the squad retained its two-star rating and remains the only team in the world’s all-electric motor racing series to be awarded the FIA’s environmental certification. Ahead of the 2019/20 season, Mahindra Racing continued to spearhead environmental campaigns with its Fanboost initiative; the plan to plant a tree for every vote the team’s drivers receive throughout the season.
Straight Torque was launched in January 2019 following the inaugural Diriyah E-Prix and has featured a number of special guests including Will Buxton, Manish Pandey and Paige Toon. It is available on all usual podcast platforms including Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Soundcloud and video versions for the second series are available on the team’s YouTube channel.
'We want to build a better future'
"We want to play our part in building a better future and reducing the risk of the disruption that runaway climate change would cause," said Anirban Ghosh, Chief Sustainability Officer, Mahindra Group, as part of an article titled 'The businesses urging governments to build back better from COVID-19', published by the ‘We Mean Business’ Coalition.
Mr. Ghosh also elaborated on the efforts by the Mahindra Group to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. "As corporations make an effort to enhance energy productivity there will be innovation and development of new technologies that will change the way we live and work," he added.
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