Dick Johnson Racing (DJR) is proud to announce a 25% reduction in its overall carbon footprint in 2021 from 2020, year on year. This announcement comes after DJR became the first and currently, the only professional motor racing team to be internationally certified as carbon neutral, outside of Europe and nationally accredited by the Australian Government’s Climate Active.

In 2021, DJR’s overall footprint reductions came from consolidating freight and converting electricity to GreenPower. Further actions were put in place by DJR around recycling and waste to landfill, along with data collection and awareness.

DJR co-owner Dr Ryan Story AM said he was proud to announce the 25% reduction in carbon footprint, “we have worked very hard at DJR to put processes and actions in place to an ISO standard level to reduce our footprint and show it can be done. In fact, we are carbon positive – we have now planted 6,000 trees in Australia with Trees For Life and over 17 hectares of trees around the world with our partner Tree Nation. We are delighted and humbled to make such a contribution.”

Brad Eyes, Sustainability Manager at DJR said “we have been working extremely hard to put processes and actions in place with everyone at DJR and to reduce the business’s carbon footprint by 25% in 2021 is not an easy feat. Most of the reductions in carbon footprint have come from freight, electricity, and waste.

“Transport-related emissions will continue to provide challenges in overall footprint reductions, but these challenges are not isolated to motorsport, however, provide an interesting proving ground to reduce overall emissions in the future.”

Pangolin Associates Iain Smale, Managing Director & Dr Samuel Phua, Principal Consultant – Environment, Risk & Strategy reiterated, “DJR’s commitment to understanding its comprehensive carbon footprint is unrivalled in the motorsports industry. Further, it has implemented emissions reduction and management measures it identified in 2020, leading to a significant reduction of particularly, its CY2021 Scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions.

“DJR’s management at its highest levels has shown that enjoying motorsports and addressing climate change risks can go hand-in-glove when grit and environmental sustainability are intertwined.”

For further information on what DJR is doing to continue to lead the way in sustainability please visit https://environment.djr.com.au/

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