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DJR's international carbon neutral first

25 Mar 2022
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Dick Johnson Racing has become the first internationally and nationally recognised carbon neutral Supercars team.

The Ford team has attained a Climate Active certification under the Australian Government’s Climate Active Network.

Last year, DJR announced it had become Australian motorsport’s first carbon neutral team.

The team attained the FIA’s highest level of Three Star Environmental Accreditation, becoming first motor racing team outside Europe to do so.

In partnership with Trees for Life and Tree Nation, DJR has planted 26,751 plants in Australia and internationally.

The team engaged Certified Environmental Practitioner Colin Trinder to aid its carbon neutral push.

"At DJR, being leaders on the track is what we set out to do each time we go racing and being the leader in the Australian motorsport industry off track with our carbon neutral certification and accreditation is something that I am extraordinarily proud of,” DJR Executive Chairman and co-owner Ryan Story said.

“If any other Supercars team is looking to become carbon neutral, we wish to help them with their similar ambitions.”

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Johnson added: As someone with two grandchildren, seeing the positive contribution DJR is making to society for the future generations and the continuation of the sport I have loved all my life is something I am incredibly proud of.

Motorsport Australia CEO Eugene Arocca said: Motorsport Australia congratulates DJR and in particular Ryan for this outstanding achievement.

"Motorsport needs to lead the way in this space and having a respected team like DJR doing what they have done to date internationally and nationally is not surprising but very welcome.

"We would encourage other teams and motorsport stakeholders generally to follow this lead and work towards a similar result for their organisation.

"Motorsport Australia are currently working towards finalising our own strategy and will look to work with industry partners to provide a whole of sport approach to environmental sustainability.

Additional information can be found at https://environment.djr.com.au/.

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