ABB FIA Formula E celebrated its season finale in New York City on July 13 and 14, 2019 with a double header, two races in one weekend. As a founding and global logistics partner, DHL handled the entire logistics process. As part of a joint environmental initiative, in the run-up to the race weekend, DHL and Formula E staff also collected plastic waste along the Hudson River, which will later be used to create an art object.
“In motorsport, Formula E represents a combination of innovation and technological progress with the goal of delivering top performance – just as we at DHL do in logistics,” said John Pearson, CEO of DHL Express. “We are proud of our contribution to ensuring that Formula E, even in its fifth season, continues to provide top-notch excitement and entertainment right up until the last weekend.”
Environmental protection along the Hudson
In the run-up to the season finale, an environmental protection initiative was also launched in the area, involving DHL and Formula E employees collecting plastic waste together on the banks of the Hudson River. The local Riverkeeper organisation is a partner of the initiative and aims to preserve the Hudson River as an important natural environment and local recreation area. A New York artist will subsequently use the collected waste to create an art object that creatively represents DHL’s commitment to contributing to a sustainable future. The work of art will, at a later date, be presented to the public.
“I’m very proud of our employees, who have shown great commitment in volunteering to help clear the Hudson River of waste. This is a way for us to give something back to the people of this city, which has repeatedly hosted Formula E,” Pearson explained. “Moreover, the initiative is not only intended to emphasize the high sustainability factor of Formula E, it is also an example of our aspiration to be a pioneer in the area of green logistics.”