INEOS 1:59 Challenge

About INEOS

INEOS has been built on the belief that innovation and modern products can make life better, that individuals can excel when challenged and great teams can achieve extraordinary results. Our move into sport is the natural progression of those ideals.

Sir Ben Ainslie. Credit: Harry KH / INEOS TEAM UK

"INEOS believes in supporting and challenging individuals, working with experts and creating brilliantly effective teams. We have also always believed that being physically active is an essential ingredient to a happy and healthy life."

INEOS is one of the world’s largest manufacturing companies operating across 171 sites in 24 countries around the world. Our products make the modern world possible, and most people rely on them every day.

Our chemicals help make mains water safe to drink and our plastics produce the pipes which deliver that water or gas. Our gas heats homes and hospitals and schools. Our polymers and materials, essential for carbon fibre, help create lighter cars and planes, which are more fuel efficient, reducing CO2 emissions. And our composites, synthetic oils and solvents are vital components in renewable energy technologies. From phones to medical equipment, clothing to solar panels, computers to insulation to medicines - our products save lives, reduce environmental impact and make the world a better place.

INEOS believes in supporting and challenging individuals, working with experts and creating brilliantly effective teams. We have also always believed that being physically active is an essential ingredient to a happy and healthy life. These beliefs come together in sport. Throughout our history we have supported community sports groups around our sites from the grassroots upwards. In the last five years we have invested in wider community and professional sport.

The Daily Mile is an initiative aimed at improving the health and well-being of children, helping them to be active, whatever their personal circumstances. 1.7million children currently take part every day.  

INEOS Team UK is the official British entry challenging for The America’s Cup, led by the most successful Olympic sailor of all time, Sir Ben Ainslie. Through INEOS Team UK we support the 1851 Trust which is helping introduce sailing across the UK.

Lausanne-Sport is one of Switzerland’s most established football clubs, and a key part of the INEOS Sport stable.

Team INEOS is the UK’s Pro Cycling team and the leading cycling team in the world. Same team, new name, under INEOS ownership. Winners of the 2019 Tour de France.

OGC Nice recently acquired by INEOS were founded in 1904, play their football in Ligue 1, the top tier of French football. The team are managed by former World Cup winner Patrick Viera, with Brazilian defender Dante the current club captain.

Our ambition is that this Challenge will also inspire future generations to get running and to get fit for life including through our participation initiatives.

INEOS 1:59 Challenge is a perfect fit for the INEOS philosophy.

Never tell us something can’t be done.

TEAM INEOS celebrating victory at the Tour de France.

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