For the love of sport
For the love of our playgrounds
For the love of the planet
We are committed to creating unforgettable sporting experiences in some of the most challenging and beautiful settings on the planet. Our playgrounds – the oceans, the roads, the mountains and city centres – provide the stadium for both amateur and professional athletes to achieve extraordinary things, while connecting with the world in which we live.
Through our events, we have the ability to reach and influence a vast number of people around the world, and we believe it is our responsibility to display sustainability leadership.
We've committed to rethink how we operate, and in a post-COVID world, this is more important than ever. As we work towards a healthy recovery, it is clear that sport has an important role to play. We're rethinking how and why we organise events to ensure participants and fans can continue to enjoy sport for many years to come, in a sustainable manner.
We've made a commitment to embed sustainability at the heart of our operations.
While we work to develop a company-wide sustainability framework that will be implemented in 2021, we're taking action today by joining forces with other sports organisations and becoming a signatory to the Sports for Climate Action Framework hosted by UN Climate Change.
The Sports for Climate Action initiative calls on sporting organisations to acknowledge the contribution of the sports sector to climate change and its responsibility to strive towards climate neutrality for a safer planet.
Uniting behind a set of principles, this movement of sports organisations and their communities will work together to get on track for the net zero emission economy of 2050 that global leaders agreed in Paris.
As a participant in the Sports for Climate Action Initiative, OC Sport has committed to adhere to a set of five principles and incorporate them into strategies, policies and procedures:
Principle 1: Undertake systematic efforts to promote greater environmental responsibility;
Principle 2: Reduce overall climate impact;
Principle 3: Educate for climate action;
Principle 4: Promote sustainable and responsible consumption;
Principle 5: Advocate for climate action through communication.