24H SPA EWC Motos
June 5th, 2023
The FIM Endurance World Championship is delighted to be shining a spotlight on FIM Sustainability Week, which begins on a very significant day of the year.
Monday 5 June is World Environmental Day (WED) and Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) is marking the occasion by launching its annual FIM Sustainability Week.
Organised every year since 1974, WED focusses on one major theme each year and for 2023 it is centred around finding solutions for plastic pollution.
And history will be made on the opening day of FIM Sustainability Week with the presentation of the first FIM Sustainability Report, highlighting the steps that FIM has taken towards objectives identified in the 2021 to 2025 ‘The Future in Pole Position’ sustainability strategy.
Over the last three decades FIM has been working to make motorcycle sport more sustainable and inclusive and the FIM Sustainability Report is a vital tool in assessing its current position and identifying the next steps that need to be taken.
Sustainability is intrinsically linked to the environment and climate change, but FIM is approaching the subject from a ‘real-world’ perspective and looking at ways its community is affected by these issues to search for solutions.
Among other 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.
This year marks the first time Japan has joined FIM Sustainability Week and this momentous occasion is highlighted by work supported by the Motorcycle Federation of Japan (MFJ), including the recent Keep it Shiny and Sustainable (KiSS) initiative at the TrialGP of Japan and the Sunset Touring Rally around Mount Fuji.
A charity auction was held along with an on-stage symposium featuring guest panellists Mr Hideki Ishida, Honorary Professor of Tohoku University, Ms Takako Shirai, singer and Environmental Ambassador of Kanagawa and Mr Shinji Kazama, a motorcycle adventurer and representative of Japan Riders Forum.
There was also a stage show with performances from the Zi-Pang Samurai music group, flautist Ms Miyuki Tozuka and yoga instructor Yuco.
Kattia Juárez, CID Director, said: “It is our third consecutive year dedicating a week to celebrate our achievements in the area of sustainability. In our organisation we are backing sustainability from different points: National Federations, promoters, different departments and more and more they join all the activities that we celebrate from the FIM or from any part of the planet.
“I am delighted to have Japan join in the celebrations with a tourism event that is fully dedicated to the coexistence relationship between motorcyclists and nature. In addition, this first day we will launch our first FIM Sustainability Report. Stay tuned for the following days because more and more activities are coming.”
Gautier de Stoppani, CSR Director for the events division of Warner Bros. Discovery Sports, said: “As a key step in Warner Bros. Discovery Sports’ commitment to a better future, we are very pleased to be working with the FIM in highlighting the importance of implementing sustainable practices at sporting events. We are committed to develop and deliver our sustainability and social responsibilities. Sustainable development of our planet is a necessity, and our purpose is to be sustainable in the areas where we operate.”
Follow the links below for more on the EWC’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy:
TEAMS TO SHOWCASE SUSTAINABILITY COMMITMENT THROUGH EWC CARES TROPHY
Teams contesting the FIM Endurance World Championship are being encouraged to showcase their commitment to sustainability through the creation of a new award for the 2023 season. The EWC Cares Trophy recognises the sustainable efforts of registered teams in all activities directly associated with their EWC participation. CLICK FOR FULL STORY.
2022 CSR REPORT: KEY STEPS HIGHLIGHTED AS EWC PROMOTER DISCOVERY SPORTS EVENTS MARKS IDSPD
The FIM Endurance World Championship from Warner Bros. Discovery Sports marked International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSPD) on 6 April by highlighting some of the key steps that were taken in 2022 as part of the company’s commitment to its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy. CLICK FOR FULL STORY.
EWC PROMOTER DISCOVERY SPORTS EVENTS RECEIVES HONOURABLE MENTION FROM FIM FOR SUSTAINABILITY ACTION
At the FIM Annual General Assembly in Rimini, Italy, on 2 December 2022, the FIM Endurance World Championship’s Sustainability Programme received an Honourable Mention from motorcycle racing’s global governing body. CLICK FOR FULL STORY.
YOUNG FANS SAVOUR EWC COMMUNITY EVENTS DURING 24 HEURES MOTOS
The FIM Endurance World Championship’s EWC Cares corporate and social responsibility programme made a very positive impact on young fans and local community groups during last weekend’s 24 Heures Motos. From Wednesday through to Sunday of the EWC season-opening event in Le Mans, France, several activities were arranged as part of the EWC Cares initiative. CLICK FOR FULL STORY.
May 31st, 2023
Rob Hartog has made returning to the FIM Endurance World Championship for the 24H SPA EWC Motos next month his “goal”.
The Dutchman suffered a broken left shoulder and cervical vertebra during a testing crash days before the 24 Heures Motos last month and was forced to withdraw from the Le Mans-based contest as a result.
“During a test in Most I still had too much pain in my shoulder blade, so we had to stop the test early,” said the Pitlane Endurance EWC rider. “Too bad and of course I'm really bummed. It just needs some more recovery time and rest. I will be in Oschersleben this weekend to support Bastien [Mackels], Melvin [van der Voort] and Team SWPN [in the IDM championship]. The next chance to race is during the 24H SPA EWC Motos. We'll see how the recovery goes, but that's my goal for now to work towards that.”
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