Since 2020, Bugatti has used only biogas and green electricity in production at its plants. But the brand goes further by offsetting emissions from journeys made by owners in Bugatti vehicles and recycling 98% of the waste from its Molsheim manufacturing plant.
In early 2021, Bugatti employees met with the Office National des Forêts (ONF) to discuss afforestation aimed at offsetting carbon emissions and promoting the development of natural habitats. Surrounded by forests in the heart of Alsace, the village of Grendelbruch is just a few kilometers from Bugatti’s headquarters in Molsheim. Last year, 9,125 trees were planted, adding 4,480 trees the previous year. Reforestation with a variety of tree species restores a forest’s ecosystem, creates a highly biodiverse habitat and stores carbon, thus balancing the carefully calculated Bugatti emissions amount as a whole.
More than 110 years ago, Ettore Bugatti created a forest in Alsace. Today, a herd of fallow deer lives in the four-hectare forest located in Bugatti’s headquarters in Molsheim, right next to the Château. The reforestation of the Alsatian forest alone demonstrates Bugatti’s belief in a long-term commitment. New shoots contribute to reforestation. They will grow until the end of their life cycle, after which they will be replaced by new shoots. Thus, a new forest cycle will be created for the next generation.
This long-term strategy will continue to capture carbon emissions throughout the life of the trees planted, but Bugatti has also implemented new environmental protection efforts with an even faster impact. The brand is committed to protecting the Amazon rainforest in Brazil by providing conservation zones. Bugatti also accepts its responsibilities in the field of environmental protection and sustainability in its code of conduct: environmentally friendly, progressive and efficient technologies, responsible use of resources, the desire to always reduce their environmental impact and respect for laws and regulations related to environmental protection. only examples of topics that are specifically covered.
Advances in recycling waste from Bugatti production facilities now ensure that 98% of this waste is responsibly recycled for future use. Bugatti works closely with local recycling companies so that they can follow the process from start to finish.
Christophe Piochon, President of Bugatti Automobiles and COO of Bugatti Rimac, said: “The sustainable and responsible production and use of Bugatti models is at the forefront of our long-term vision. We have taken great strides towards a zero carbon footprint in our production and on behalf of our customers in their journeys in their Bugattis. But we are constantly doing everything we can to reduce our impact on the environment, working closely with our partners around the world to restore natural habitats and protect sensitive areas. »