We embedded sustainability management into every aspect of Volvo Ocean Race, working to minimise the footprint of the Race Villages, of the permanent and touring Boatyard, and of Race Teams, sponsor activation, and host city operations.
Impressive examples exist and innovation abounds in reducing the Race’s footprint throughout the global Volvo Ocean Race family.
We worked together to minimise waste and single-use plastics and to recover as many resources as possible. Energy consumption was be monitored to ensure we had the most energy efficient Race Village as possible. We conserved water and protected the surrounding waterways and local environment from Race Village and Boatyard operations, and on-water activities.
- View our Sustainability Strategy
- View our Sustainability Progress Update (Summary)
- View our Sustainability Progress Update (Full Report)
- View our Sustainability Report
Turn the Tide on Plastic at Sporting Events - User Guide
From local playing fields to the world stage, athletes, teams, clubs, events organisers, federations, stadia, spectators and fans are joining forces to turn the tide on plastic. Sporting events can show true leadership by eliminating single-use plastic from their sites and advocating throughout their supply chain and fan base for everyone to play their part in making #CleanSeas a reality.
This guide has been produced to share our knowledge and learnings on how to reduce single-use plastic at sporting events. We hope it inspires you to take action to turn the tide on plastic at your event too.