Technology is at the heart of our success
Solidified within our heritage, research and development has been instrumental in driving the innovative transformation across our business. With a continued belief in collaborative partnerships, our technological commitment has helped to pioneer innovative solutions that deliver heightened performance and respond to the changing needs of our consumers. Our ever-growing presence in 86 counties across the globe, and heightened investment in research infrastructure and talent network, means that we are ready for the world of tomorrow today and can continue to improve the efficiency and quality of our products.
We firmly believe that a clear understanding of our consumers is paramount if we are to provide the best solutions to their challenges. Our R&T centres across the globe are a physical mark of our commitment to this belief. These satellite facilities are located across five different continents, each with its own technological focus and designed to support the needs of individual markets. At the core, our new Global Research and Technology Centre in Turin epitomises our commitment to technological innovation, providing a centralised hub for our international operations.
Our products have a proven track record across a range of applications and environments. From engine performance to car care, our products have consistently helped our consumers operate at the highest level. Building on these foundations, the development of our Fluid Technology Solutions (FTS) programme has helped to maximise productivity for our customers, with value added products and services that are global, yet refined to specific needs. Through detailed user and market research, analysis of legislative requirements and collaboration between engineers and scientists, we have created a unique approach to deliver the right fluid to the right user.
Nothing is as great a testament to our products as their performance at the highest level and in the harshest conditions. Our longstanding relationship with Formula 1, Motor GB and the Dakar Rally has redefined our standards of success and maximised the synergy between engine and product. Together we have made history, with Mercedes-Benz crowned Formula 1 Constructors Champions for the last four consecutive years. We ensure that all of our learnings from the track are taken into daily life, to guarantee the best possible performance for our customers.
At the forefront of our industry, our diverse team of technical experts form the backbone of all innovative change. With over 200 scientists, technical professionals and engineers working across the globe, we are an internationally recognised network of specialists within our field. As an organisation, we are committed to our employment value proposition and heavily invest in the development of our own talent. By creating a stimulating and progressive work environment, we are able to influence industrial trends and adopt a proactive approve to our development.
We have a firm understanding of the potential impact our products may have on the environment. Our technological research has enabled us to pioneer high performance lubricants that are dedicated to emission reduction. Importantly, our focus is not solely on the environmental affects of our product use, but also the impact of the manufacturing process. That is why we have pledge to spend 75 per cent of our R&D from this year onwards towards CO2 reduction. Through an exploration of our operating practices and new research, we are able to significantly reduce the impact of production, while continuing to produce optimum fluids for future applications.