The team is also partnering with the Association for Black and Minority Ethnic Engineers as well as Stemettes, a group that works to help young women and non-binary people into STEM fields.
“Our legacy off the track is just as important to this team as the success that we have achieved with our historic seventh consecutive World Championship this year,” team principal Toto Wolff said.
“We have a real opportunity to drive the change that we all want to see in our sport through strengthening an inclusive and diverse culture at our team and using our platform to take that thinking beyond just our factory.
“I am very proud of the work that has been done over the last few months to take an in-depth look at our practices, to assess our weaknesses and to develop a long-term plan and commitment to take the necessary actions and realise every advantage of becoming a more diverse team; this is the vision expressed by our new programme, Accelerate 25.”
Lewis Hamilton announced earlier this year the formation of The Hamilton Commission in collaboration with the Royal Academy of Engineering that aims to identify barriers for black people looking to progress into the world of motorsport and form recommendations in how to overcome them.
The team said that the initiative would continue to be a source of inspiration for the Accelerate 25 programme, with Hamilton himself welcoming the forthcoming changes as a positive step.
“I am incredibly proud of my team as we reach the end of such an intense season,” he said.
“Not only have we made history on the track, but they have joined me in pushing for change off the track, by working to make our team and our sport more diverse.
“We have made some positive strides this year which I’m proud of, however we still have a long way to go and I know Accelerate 25 will give us the platform to deliver more meaningful change. I truly believe this will have a measurable and long-lasting impact on the face of sport for generations to come.”