The Organizing Committee for the 2023 World Cup in France is implementing several concrete measures with regard to social responsibility, inclusion and sustainable development.
At the Climat Academy headquarters in Paris, the 2023 World Cup Organizing Committee presented on Tuesday its action plan for “Inheriting a social and environmental heritage». «Our ambition is to organize a competition with a positive impact, France 2023 CEO, Claude Atcher confirmed. We have set new standards in social responsibility, inclusion and sustainability for a major international sporting event. We want to prove that a new generation of competitions is possible. That we understood and integrated our responsibility. And we can be a sounding board for these things.»
This World Cup represents a new era and a new way to approach sporting events
Pierre Rbadin, sports assistant at Paris City Hall
four commitmentsfortsThus he declared:working towards a sustainable and circular economy; engage in education, training and employment; reduce the impact on the environment; Support for inclusion and accessibilityFor this purpose, fifteen projects.creative“Launched in order to bring”concrete evidenceof these obligations. “We want to have a positive impact on the population, the country and the sport, Claude Atcher insists. Our ambition can be summed up in three words: responsibility, model and combat.»
«In the past, there was less interest by regulators in these issues. France 2023 will be a benchmark in terms of CSR policy, Pierre Rbadin received the sports assistant in the municipality of Paris. This World Cup represents a new era and a new way of approaching sporting events.“The satisfaction is shared by Serge Orou, President of the Académie du Climat, who calls for”The economy with the least impact on the environment, climate and planet».
«We are sure that the reason for a sporting event is to be rooted in societal issues, Claude Atcher summarizes. Our partners, communities and others join us to make this event the perfect one. With specific commitments.“Let’s cite a few examples: fighting food waste, collecting cigarette butts that will be cleaned and turned into seats (then offered to amateur clubs) or even giving recycled medals (from phone metal and other electronic products collected by rugby club sponsor Orange) to the players. The three teams who will finish on the podium at the World Cup.
Tons of carbon dioxide offset by trees planted around the world
Reducing some of the consequences for the environment is clearly more complex. Thus, 70-80% of the carbon footprint of the 2023 World Cup will come from the transfer of teams and about 800,000 foreign fans expected in France. It’s impossible to ask New Zealanders or Australians to come by boat instead of by plane…but once you get there,Smoother navigation» You will enjoy a privilege: traveling by train or electric bus. “We are committed to reducing our carbon footprint as much as possible. And when that’s not possible, we’ll measure it and we’ll absorb itHe is the CEO of France 2023. This will be ensured by a team of experts and association leaders.»
For details on this compensation system in Figaro. “Each plane flight will be measured by the number of tons of carbon dioxide produced. We will then buy back that CO2, at prices that vary from country to country. We pay to plant trees to offset the carbon footprint that we haven’t been able to reduce. These trees will be planted in France but also abroad. We’re targeting South Africa for example, where the mangroves are disappearing, and it’s a bulwark against erosion.Claude Atcher reveals. In general, a specialized consulting firm “Impact measurement and reportingThis is an ambitious plan of action.
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