Four out of five sports federations across Europe have no formal objectives related to environmental sustainability, a study on sports governance has revealed. While 20% of sports federations could articulate objectives and actions aimed at promoting environmental sustainability, 89% failed to evaluate the impact of those policies. Around 22% of...
One of the most important tournaments in the PGA’s calendar has maintained its status as the largest verified zero waste event in the world. The 2018 Waste Management Phoenix Open achieved 100% landfill diversion through recycling, composting, donation, reuse and waste-to-energy. For the sixth year in a row, the competition...
The International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI) is updating its Sustainability Handbook in line with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards – the most widely-adopted global standards for sustainability reporting. After making the decision to adopt GRI earlier this year, the FEI started to adapt to each of the GRI...
A standardised system for analysing ocean health is being developed thanks to Volvo Ocean Race and its extensive work investigating the damage being done to the sea by microplastics. During the 2017/18 Volvo Ocean Race season, a scientific consortium working with the sailing competition found microplastics in 66 out of...
Finding cities capable of hosting the Winter Olympic Games is becoming increasingly challenging as a result of climate change, according to International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach. Bach said that while geographical obstacles limited the number of potential host cities anyway, the issue was being exacerbated by the changing...
A wood of 500 trees will be planted by Arsenal Football Club at its London Colney training ground in a bid to enhance its reputation as the Premier League’s sustainability pioneer. The first 100 trees of ‘Colney Wood’ have been planted by first-team players Hector Bellerin, Petr Cech and Aaron...
The IAAF is hoping to collect its first batch of “real-time” competition data around air quality and how it affects athlete performance during next year’s World Relays in Japan. Yokohama was selected to host the fourth edition of the event in May 2019. It’s now being mooted as the starting...
UEFA’s Euro 2020 Championships will be the focal point for an ambitious environmental management pilot project that will produce a new set of sustainability guidelines for the football sector. The Environmental Management Guidelines will be designed by TACKLE (Teaming up for a Conscious Kick for the Legacy of Environment), a...
THE DUTCH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION (KNVB) HAS PLEDGED to help the nation’s 3,000 grassroots sports clubs significantly lower their energy costs and environmental impact by brokering renewable energy deals and facilitating finance opportunities for energy-saving equipment. As part of De Groene Club (The Green Club) project, the KNVB has partnered with...
THE CITY CHOSEN TO HOST THE 2026 WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES will be the first required to sign a Host City Contract that includes sustainability criteria in the areas of sport, venue development, brand identity, procurement agreements, governance and finance. Calgary, Stockholm and an Italian bid involving Milan and Cortina D’Ampezzo...