Hinwil, 29th January 2015 – The Sauber F1 Team is pleased to announce carbon-connect AG as Promotional Partner. Carbon-connect AG is a Swiss-based company that makes a significant and innovative contribution to climate protection and sustainable development. With the new partnership the Sauber F1 Team races for the fourth year carbon-neutral.
This partnership has the objective to achieve a sustainable contribution to the environment. Carbon-connect AG will determine greenhouse gas emissions by Sauber Motorsport AG, including all activities by the company - freight transport to the races, as well as travel by all personnel to the races. In the following neutralisation of the greenhouse gases, Sauber Motorsport AG supports a project in the Brazilian state of Amazonas. In this project, the amount of greenhouse gases Sauber Motorsport AG has created will be compensated for. Sauber Motorsport AG decided to go for an overcompensation of ten percent.
The REDD APD project in the Brazilian Amazonas state has the objective of conserving and obtaining the forest area as well as refraining from deforestation. Furthermore, a sustainable utilisation of wood will be supported in order to protect and obtain the forest’s biodiversity. This project involves the following five forests: Rio Capim, Poty, Cauaxi, Sumal and Cacule; the area contains 209.130 hectares in total. Within the next ten years, the project will have neutralised around 9.5 million tons of carbon dioxide.
Monisha Kaltenborn, Team Principal:
“It is obvious that the pollution of the environment has become a huge challenge for our society. We are facing up to this responsibility. The compensation for greenhouse gases is a high priority for us, and is a consequence of our comprehensive environmental policy. Hence, we make an important contribution to protect our environment. We are very pleased to have found the ideal partner with carbon-connect AG for the implementation.”
Pascal Freudenreich, CEO and co-founder of carbon-connect AG: “I am delighted to have agreed a partnership with the Sauber F1 Team to offset its carbon footprint. This will be the icing on the cake alongside the racing team's future achievements, and it underlines the team’s pioneering spirit and its commitment to environmental sustainability. We wish the team every success in the 2015 season and beyond.”
About carbon-connect AG:
carbon-connect AG is a Swiss-based company that makes a significant and innovative contribution to climate protection and sustainable development. Together with our customers, we support high-impact climate protection projects. Together we are creating a habitable planet for our children and for us. Our customers are actively involved in environmental protection – they are pioneers. We at carbon-connect help our customers to make their company or processes climate-neutral in the simplest ways possible. Visit us on www.carbon-connect.ch and find out more about our climate-friendly labels.