Developed with the support of two reputed environmental consulting firms (Utopies & Ipama Consulting), the strategy is a long-term road map based on three important pillars of action.
1: By promoting sustainable and regenerative events and reducing and eliminating the impact of logistics and transportation, DSE is enabling environmental and carbon emission reduction across all its promoted championships.
2: Using sport as a vehicle for behavioural change, as well as promoting locally based events, has provided a solid process for the company’s ecosystem transition and social actions.
3: Finally, by promoting a lifetime balance, guaranteeing safety onsite and opening the doors to a diverse and inclusive culture, DSE is aiming to make every employee an ambassador for transition towards sustainability and inclusion.
During the 2022 FIM Endurance World Championship (EWC), which took place over four weekends between April and September 2022, DSE implemented the following CSR actions:
*Carbon footprint calculation (showed the EWC’s carbon footprint measured 18 933 TCO2e). Fan attendance, event travel and freight movement were the largest contributors. Half of those emissions were due to business travel. Therefore, in 2023, DSE has implemented a constraining travel policy for staff and stakeholders, prioritising train transportation when the journey is less than five hours.
*Launched EWC Cares CSR programme, developed under the umbrella of all sustainable actions supported by the FIM Sustainability Commission and FIM’s KiSS (Keep it Shiny and Sustainable) initiative, which supports and guides event promoters by framing and amplifying all their environmental actions while developing other innovative activities. EWC Cares received an Honourable Mention from motorcycling’s international governing body at the FIM General Assembly in December 2022, which thanked and recognised the EWC promoter for the numerous commitments made to make EWC more sustainable.
*Several CSR activations at EWC events including welcoming parents and children being helped by the AESPHOR Association at the 24 Heures Motos, planting trees ahead of the 24H SPA EWC Motos, recovery of rainwater and water run-off at the Bol d’Or, among others)
Gautier de Stoppani, CSR Manager for Discovery Sport Events, said: “We are delighted to mark International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSPD) by publishing DSE’s CSR report for 2022. The report not only details the sustainable steps taken across various DSE championships, but highlights the significant contributions made by key stakeholders, such as FIM. As a global business, we are committed to develop and deliver our sustainability and social responsibilities. Implementing these initiatives across all our championships is a key step in Discovery Sports Events’ commitment to a better future. We’re extremely proud of the results highlighted in the 2022 report and are already focusing on what we can achieve this year and beyond.”
The DSE 2022 Corporate Social Responsibility report can be downloaded here: 2022 DSE CSR Report.