TAS Racing is pleased to have met the requirements of the Carbon Literate Organisation gaining Bronze Level standard for our business. A number of staff participated in a course run by our Bennetts British Superbike Championship title sponsor SYNETIQ and the goal now is to achieve Silver status in the coming months.
The training provided us with awareness of climate related costs, giving us the tools required to reduce our own personal carbon footprints, in the home and workplace, helping us to influence and educate those around us.
Yes, there is no getting away from the fact that we race high powered motorcycles, powered by fossils fuels, but by making small changes within the infrastructure of our team, we hope to influence and inspire others to do the same.
The industry is undoubtedly looking at a zero emissions future, which we will all embrace. MotoGP is regarded as the pinnacle of our sport and been described as the racing ‘laboratory’ which is powered by innovation and development, with a move to sustainable fuels on the cards for 2024. BSB will no doubt follow in the years that lie ahead.
Small changes make a difference and educating yourself and influencing those around you, by your actions alone, can have a significant impact on the environment. We at TAS Racing and the riders we employ are already using a number of e-powered vehicles thanks to BMW UK. We also helped pioneer the use of e-tickets which are being used by our commercial partners in 2022 – and have reduced our food waste, re-use what we can in terms of hardware and are now fully aware of the benefits of recycling.
We are encouraging our partners to do the same and together we will keep you updated with more interesting features and changes that those partners are making to protect the environment.
Reduce – we are already working on minimising the amount of waste in our workshop and on site during BSB weekends in our hospitality unit.
Reuse – There any many parts in racing that are re-used instead of being replaced or thrown away.
Recycle – we have stopped using single use plastics in our hospitality unit, replacing plates cups and takeaway containers with a compostable alterative. We also separate our waste and encourage our guests to understand the benefits on the environment from applying the above recycling changes.
Yes we have long way to go. But being aware and getting started is part of the process…
Tom Rumboll, CEO at SYNETIQ said: “We’re really proud to sponsor the SYNETIQ BMW team and to have played a role in helping them become more sustainable. I was delighted that Philip, Ian and Paul undertook their Carbon Literacy training with SYNETIQ earlier this year. Their commitment has already had a positive impact within the British Superbikes arena and we look forward to continuing to cheer them on, as they make more strides in becoming the most successful and sustainable team in the paddock.”