The FIM EBK World Cup has been confirmed as the only cycle racing series to achieve third-party ISO 20121 certification, joining other leading sporting events in setting the international standard for sustainable event practice.
ISO is the International Organization for Standardization and provides businesses, governments and society with practical tools to support the three dimensions of sustainable development: economic, environmental and social.
Events take a heavy toll on resources, society and the environment, often generating significant waste, so ISO plays an essential role in promoting more responsible consumption and advising on how to minimise the strain on local infrastructure and utilities.
To earn ISO 20121 status, EBK underwent three separate external audits across 2022-23.
The certification underlines the series’ tireless commitment to fostering a cleaner, greener, and healthier future through the powerful platform of sport.
Other major international sporting entities to achieve ISO 20121 certification include MotoGP and Moto E Promoter Dorna Sports, Sail GP, the 2016 Rio Olympics, the 2020 UEFA European Championship and the Roland Garros French Open.
EBK is passionate about fostering positive change.
It is constantly generating new ideas and innovations to help educate and inspire its entire ecosystem to recycle and actively reduce the amount of waste produced on-site.
This work has ensured EBK has once again met the strict criteria needed to maintain the highest level of certification for sustainable events.
“Our series has embedded sustainability into every aspect of the series: exploring new initiatives, engaging with local communities and suppliers, and applying robust impact assessments,” Richard Bate, EBK Series Director of Sustainability, says.
“EBK is taking the lead in sustainable sports and setting a new benchmark for cycle sports by introducing micro-mobility as an initiative to improve air quality in our host cities.”
EBK’s commitment to sustainability has been backed by partner BMC, the world-leading bike manufacturer that is providing a high-tech bespoke E-Bike for the series.
The two organisations have engaged in common sustainability objectives, including an increase in the number of initiatives introduced to improve waste management.
As well as organising sustainable events, the core purpose and wider mission of EBK is to accelerate the adoption of electric cycling and, in turn, to help tackle air pollution in some of the world’s most overcrowded and densely-populated cities.