A course designed in collaboration
with the local authorities in each country

Selective sorting and waste treatment program
with local authorities

100 tons of waste collected then recycled
at the end of 2016 Dakar bivoucs, with 58 coming from "Punto Verde"

The Dakar Rally compensates 100 % of its carbon footprint

$699,730 invested in the project Greenoxx of protecting the environment in the Amazon: "Madre de dios"

With the Techo association, the Dakar supports over 400 social projects totalling $1,349,000 since 2009

15,500 tons of carbon compensend in 2017

The Dakar offsets all of its direct carbon emissions

Carbon emissions linked to reconnaissance trips, the organisation of the rally, competitors, transport and logistics have been completely offset for the last six years. They represent 15,500 t.eq.CO2, sthat is to say 48% of the total emissions linked directly and indirectly to the rally. To do this, the Dakar has been participating in the Madre de Dios environmental project for the last six years. 635,000 US dollars have been invested by the Dakar since 2011. By fighting against the deforestation of the Peruvian part of the Amazon region, the Madre de Dios project has been able to save almost 120,000 hectares of forest which would have been destroyed over the course of the next ten years.

A jointly devised route

Archaeological and paleontological sites are one of Latin America’s treasures. When the route is being planned, close collaboration is necessary between the rally’s teams and the authorities concerned by environmental and cultural issues. In Bolivia this operation was carried out in conjunction with the Ministries of Culture and of the Environment, and in Argentina this consultation is organised with all the services concerned in each of the provinces crossed.

Cleaning, waste sorting and recycling of sensitive waste

  • An assessment is carried out after each bivouac: in agreement with the governmental authorities present.
  • Waste sorting will be set up at all the bivouacs.
  • Authorized companies will process specific types of waste. Thus, during the 2016 edition, 14,300 tonnes of aluminium, 5,660 tonnes of cardboard and paper, 7,050 tonnes of glass, 6,980 litres of oil and 49,200 tonnes of filters, tyres and a variety of mechanical parts were processed.