The Sport for Purpose electric off-road series won the environmental sustainability award.
Extreme E won the top prize for environmental sustainability at the Sport Industry Awards 2022 in London.
The occasion celebrated the immense work being done across the sector for social change and producing campaigns with a creative spark while staging world-class events.
As a sport built around a social purpose, but with racing at its heart, Extreme E uses its platform to promote electrification, sustainability and gender equality in an effort to effect real change.
The electric off-road racing championship has been crowned the first winner of the sports industry’s environmental sustainability award. New for 2022, this award recognizes organizations that deliver environmental benefits through sport.
“It’s a huge honor to be the recipient of the first-ever environmental sustainability award,” said Alejandro Agag, Founder and CEO of Extreme E.
“It gives real recognition to everyone who has played a role in the launch and delivery of our pioneering series – it’s been great to see our visions from the very beginning becoming a reality. We look forward to going even further. further in raising awareness of the climate crisis and how to bring about environmental change.
“Being among such inspiring finalists demonstrated the level of hard work that Extreme E, our teams and our partners have all devoted to raising awareness of environmental issues, promoting sustainable solutions and gender equality, while providing world-class sports entertainment.”
Ali Russell, Director of Marketing 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 after receiving such an accolade.
“I look forward to Extreme E growing even more in the years to come as we continue to raise global awareness of the critical environmental issues facing our planet.”