If you've been lucky enough to make it to the Race Village in Alicante or to have seen one of the races, you've probably noticed that we've got a story to tell. We're sending out an important message to our stakeholders and to the world that we're all in a race we must win, a race that can only be won with the help of wind technology. How so? Let us explain...
From time immemorial, humanity has looked to the wind for hope, for harbingers of change, for the promise of victory.
That’s why Vestas is competing in the Volvo Ocean Race. Over nine months, eleven ports of call, and 39,000 nautical miles, it embodies the convergence of technology, human ingenuity, and the monumental strength of the wind. To win, you need heart and mind, ambition and optimism, skill and nature.
The awe-inspiring challenge of the Volvo Ocean Race perfectly captures the mission of Vestas, the only global company wholly devoted to wind energy. Just as the wind will fill the sails of Team Vestas Wind and propel it to the finish line, it also powers us in a race with even greater significance for everyone on this fragile planet. With the wind’s help, we are creating a smarter way of living, a better model for business, and a more sustainable future. Truly, this is a race we must win.
Wind brings hope. More than 1 billion people still live without reliable electricity. But wind can power affordable progress in the fight against energy poverty. It fuels medical equipment and lights schools. It energises water pumps in areas of scarcity while using little of that precious resource. It invigorates businesses, opens new paths to prosperity, and takes us places we never imagined we could go.
Wind brings harbingers of change. We know the importance of adjusting to the winds. Which is why Vestas believes in being not only the world’s undisputed wind power leader but also a pioneer of a transformative model of business. We work nonstop to live out our passion for customer service and improve our leading-edge technology. We strive to lower the cost of energy, making it both environmentally beneficial and financially optimal to choose wind over less earth-friendly alternatives.
Wind brings the promise of victory in the fight for a cleaner, greener, more energy-efficient world. As we wrestle with climate change and worries about energy security, it hints at the possibility of a more sustainable future. Though much of the world may be late to this endeavour—just as Vestas joins the Volvo Ocean Race at the eleventh hour—we believe success is not only within reach but also imperative.
With teamwork and pioneering spirit, world-class technology, and the wind at our backs, we will achieve our goals—both in the Volvo Ocean Race and in the push to create a brighter, better tomorrow. Indeed we have no choice. Truly, this is a race we must win.
To learn more about a race we must win, check out this article from Recharge magazine: http://bit.ly/ZrpLNw
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