May 23, 2023
News / Interviews

PepsiCo and UEFA Unveil a Series of Innovative Sustainable Food & Beverage Practices at the 2023 UEFA Champions League Finals

The ground-breaking collaboration supports the aim of producing the first zero waste to landfill UEFA Finals by 2026 PepsiCo, in partnership with UEFA (Union […]

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Carbon Fibre Circular Alliance

IOC / World Sailing, ITF, IBU and UCI

The forward-looking Carbon Fibre Circular Demonstration Project (Carbon Fibre Project) is a multi-sport collaboration that aims to work with sports equipment manufacturers and users on how to recover, transform and reuse carbon fibre from sporting goods components.
It is coordinated and managed by the World Sailing Trust (The Trust), the charitable organisation affiliated to World Sailing.

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May 7, 2023
News / Interviews

Atomic redesigns for lower  impact with LCAs that look at the bigger picture

Iconic ski brand Atomic is making huge strides towards its goal of full circularity and cutting its carbon footprint in half by 2030, thanks […]

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Australian NOC climate plan

IOC / Australian NOC

The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) became a signatory to the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework in 2020, committing to reducing its emissions by 50% by 2030 and achieving net zero emissions by 2040.
In 2021, as it embarked on its sustainability journey, the AOC started its “Stage One – Establish a Baseline” project to help build its carbon baseline report and organisational readiness to move towards a more comprehensive climate strategy. On the one hand, it measured its 2019 baseline emissions and its 2020 emissions performance, identifying key opportunities for improvement.


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Athletics for a better world

IOC / World Athletics

World Athletics’ vision is to use the power and accessibility of athletics and its athletes to create a healthier and fitter world.
This sustainability vision is guided by the Athletics for a Better World (ABW) programme, which harnesses the commitment and energy of the worldwide athletics family to inspire lasting change across all segments of the sport and the society that embraces it. Propelled by the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and united under a common brand, the ABW platform promotes all World Athletics projects that seek to use athletics as a tool for social, economic and environmental good.


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April 13, 2023
News / Interviews

Speed vs. sustainability: The race to ban ‘forever chemicals’ on ski slopes

Fluorinated ski wax gives athletes a competitive advantage — but it’s a disaster for the environment, and for their health. LES ARCS, France — […]

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UCI Sustainability guidelines


As part of its commitment to uphold the five principles of the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) is aiming to make cycling one of the most sustainable sports in the world by increasing the positive environmental, social and economic impacts of its operations and activities.
As part of its strategy, the UCI published its Sustainability Guidelines to provide simple, practical and essential information on key aspects of sustainability for the sport of cycling.


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As part of its commitment to the goals of the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework and the Race to Zero campaign, the International Biathlon Union (IBU) aims to reduce the carbon footprint of biathlon by 50% by 2030 and become net zero by 2040. Managing a sport’s carbon footprint requires measurements on various levels.
In an increasingly digital world, the carbon footprint of digital services is not insignificant but it is poorly understood. There is little information available about the environmental impact of technology and digital services in general, and sport is no exception.


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The International Hockey Federation (FIH) established planet and prosperity as two of the pillars of its Sustainability Strategy. These pillars set priorities to ensure the future of hockey through continuous sustainable innovation, which can generate more income and thus the growth of the sport. A ground-breaking initiative in this regard is “Big Stadium” Hockey: temporarily transforming existing venues normally used for other sports into hockey venues for international matches. In hockey, permanent artificial turf installation has typically been required to achieve the high-performance standards of elite-level competition, for example, ensuring that the surface is perfectly flat so that the ball runs true across it. However, the new capability to temporarily install artificial turf that is up to the required standards, and in just three days, has become a game-changing opportunity for the sport.


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April 7, 2023
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IOC receives ISO 20121 certification for sustainability performance at corporate events

The International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s efforts to systematically and continually improve the sustainability performance across its corporate events has resulted in it receiving certification […]

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