The wide outreach and influence of sports events means that they can act as catalysts for change within society and that gives us a responsibility we should all take very seriously. With this handbook, we are making a small step towards nurturing sustainability across the global equestrian community.
This handbook has been produced by the FEI with an aim to aid and encourage event organisers to implement various sustainability initiatives that will help reduce negative environmental impact of the events and create a positive social and economic legacy.
It introduces what Sustainability is and the different aspects that need to be borne in mind while preparing to adopt sustainability efforts. In addition, this handbook includes about 150 different initiatives that are graded on their ‘Awareness Potential’, ‘Impact Minimisation’, and ‘Ease of Implementation’. Event organisers can select the initiatives based on the priorities they have set themselves.
We encourage your feedback and suggestions so that this document can be developed further over time.