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WRC Rally Estonia Environmental Policy

Rally Estonia is committed to conducting its activities in an environmentally friendly manner. To reduce the environmental footprint, it is most important to reduce the environmental impact of events. Rally Estonia has established an environmental policy, as well as set a strategy. 

The decisions to reduce impacts during the conduct of events are adopted through environmental impact assessments.We are taking measures to reduce air, water and soil pollution; manage and reduce electricity and fuel consumption by promoting efficient use of resources. We minimize risks to protected areas and protected species and preserve biodiversity.

The most important task is to reduce and offset greenhouse gas emissions. Our ultimate goal is to achieve zero carbon emissions. Another important task is to reduce the amount of waste and make the most of recycling opportunities. We promote waste minimization/recovery.

It is very important for us that all competitors, spectators, officials and employees would understand their responsibilities to minimize potential environmental risks and impacts.

The environmental management system of Rally Estonia is implemented in all areas that are under the direct control of Rally Estonia during events. The management board and the top organizers of the event assume responsibility for the environmental issues arising from the event and all activities will be carried out in accordance with the legislation and relevant requirements related to environmental protection and management, including the ones of local governments.

In order to promote environmental sustainability and enhance responsibility we aim to implement the following activities and ask our partners to follow them as well:

  • Promote environmental awareness in all of our channels and communication.
  • Comply with all relevant laws and regulations, including environmental requirements and FIA Environmental Accreditation Programme.
  • Require environmental responsibility from stakeholders, cooperative partners and suppliers pay close attention to cooperating with all landowners, residents and road owners.
  • Set environmental objectives and targets, and measure them.
  • Concentrate on energy efficient and sustainable solutions, for example using renewable energy sources whereever possible.
  • Reduce the number of documents printed on paper, preferring digital formats and printing only the documents required by the FIA.
  • Reduce carbon emissions - use hybrid or electric cars as most of the organisational vehicles, enable free of charge parking of hybrid, hydrogen and electric vehicles for the spectators, hold online meetings.
  • Search for ways to optimise transportations and logistics to decrease emissions as much as possible: carpooling, public transportation, whenever the COVID-19 pandemic allows. 
  • Make a thorough plan for emergency situations and implement it actively.
     

Environmental Policy Statement (pdf)