RACE IS ON FOR SGP CARES TROPHY ON FIM SUSTAINABILITY WEEK
Entries for the first-ever SGP Cares trophy for FIM Speedway riders and local organisers are still open as FIM Sustainability Week gets into full swing.
Launched on World Environment Day on Monday, FIM Sustainability Week has seen history made with the presentation of the first-ever FIM Sustainability Report, highlighting the steps the FIM has taken toward objectives identified in the 2021 to 2025 ‘The Future in Pole Position’ sustainability strategy.
Over the last three decades the FIM has been working to make motorcycle sport more sustainable and inclusive and this Sustainability Report is a vital tool in assessing its current position and identifying the next steps that need to be taken.
Among the initiatives highlighted in the Sustainability Report is the work of the FIM International Sustainability Commission (CID) which as part of its remit monitors advances in technology and environmental best management practices. The FIM Academy, which supports the provision of education and training opportunities also features, as does the programme to promote sustainable development through motorcycle tourism.
As FIM Speedway and FIM Endurance World Championship global promoter, Warner Bros. Discovery Sports is committed to delivering sustainable racing in partnership with the FIM and promoting green and community initiatives throughout all events.
Speedway’s environmental impact is mitigated by the fact bikes run on pure methanol, a clean-burning fuel which delivers breathtaking performance.
Pure methanol is used in many different motorsport championships due to its increased thermal efficiency, low cost, and low risk of flammability. The combustion of pure methanol does not produce nitrogen oxide or sulphur oxide emissions and has very low particulate matter and carbon dioxide emissions compared to gasoline or diesel.
The SGP Cares trophy was also launched this season with one award for riders and teams who demonstrate their commitment to sustainability or environmental causes over the course of 2023 or who take part in community projects – perhaps raising money for a good cause or engaging in charity work.
There will also be a prize for FIM Speedway local organisers, with each venue set to be ranked as part of the FIM’s Environment Evaluation, which is carried out before each event. Other local actions will also be taken into consideration, including green, environmental, community and charity initiatives.
The winners in both categories will be honoured at the annual FIM Awards, which are set to take place in Liverpool this year. Winners will also receive coverage of their actions on all FIM Speedway online channels.
A LONG-TERM ROAD MAP
WBD Sports also commits to measuring and disclosing its annual carbon footprint and progress with reducing emissions, as well as submitting a plan as to how it will achieve its emission-reducing goals.
The group is working to obtain ISO 20121 certification, which guarantees that all FIM Speedway events are run with sustainability at their heart, with a minimal impact on the local environment and community, while strengthening relationships with all stakeholders.
WBD Sports is also seeking B Corp certification – an award that verifies the organisation meets high standards in social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability.
WBD Sports’ full Corporate and Social Responsibility Report for 2022 can be viewed in full HERE.