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The circuit’s woodland backdrop is part of the 24 Hours of Le Mans legend. Photos showing cars emerging from the shadows beneath the trees are evidence of the importance that the race attaches to its natural setting. The Automobile Club de l’Ouest has a policy of continuous improvement concerning event organisation

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    Since 2017, the ACO has planted over 550 trees at the Bugatti circuit and enlarged its green spaces. In 2018, the ACO decided to go a step further. Thanks to our partnership with Carbon Forest, we contribute to the natural, durable storage of carbon in the soil. One of the aims of this partnership – forest conversation – is an obvious course of action. The ACO and endurance identify with the goals of long-term, sustainable carbon storage: effort and efficiency to stand the test of time.

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    The ACO has been working for many years with committed service providers, such as the ISO 20121-certified Renaud Traiteur for its catering requirements. This international standard for sustainable event management was developed to promote responsible consumption and diminish the negative effects on local public services and infrastructures. This commitment translates into actions such as waste management, reduced paper use and giving priority to short food supply chains.

    For instance, we replaced single-use plastic cups with reusable “Ecocups” back in 2010, saving some 34 tonnes of plastic to date. No fewer than 3.7 million Ecocups have been reused in 10 years out of a volume of 2,400 m3 of plastics.

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Watchwords for this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans: Solidarity and responsibility
24h Le Mans30/06/2020

Watchwords for this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans: Solidarity and responsibility

The 88th 24 Hours of Le Mans will take place on 19–20 September, with a smaller crowd than usual. Entry will be granted to all racegoers who have already booked their tickets (until June 29). Ticket sales have been suspended until further notice, pending government announcements and according to the evolution of the...

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Bertrand Piccard: "The 24 Hours of Le Mans will do a world of good for humanity."
24h Le Mans30/03/2019

Bertrand Piccard: "The 24 Hours of Le Mans will do a world of good for humanity."

Bertrand Piccard, a special guest on Thursday 28 March for Assises de l'Automobile organized by "Ouest France" in collaboration with the Automobile Club de l'Ouest, underscored the importance of endurance racing and the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the development of future clean mobility.

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The ACO racing to tackle carbon emissions at the 24 Hours of Le Mans
24h Le Mans15/06/2018

The ACO racing to tackle carbon emissions at the 24 Hours of Le Mans

This year’s race (16-17 June 2018) promises to make history in more ways than one. The ACO is giving the 60 entrants in the 86th 24 Hours of Le Mans the chance to offset their carbon emissions during the event. The ACO has teamed up with Carbon Forest+ to make a sustainable contribution to carbon storage in the grou...

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