Sport Sustainability E-Learning

The Sport Sustainability E-Learning programme developed by the AISTS with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and SportAccord as Principal Supporting Partners.

The user-friendly programme was developed to provide sports organisations with the information and support they need to start, or continue, their journey in making their sports events more sustainable. The programme consists of four modules covering the key aspects of sustainability for sports events, namely; the business case for sustainability, the ISO 20121 Management System, Reporting and Impact Assessment.

The new and user-friendly programme will provide sports organisations with the information and support they need to start, or continue, their journey in making their sports events more sustainable. The programme consists of four modules covering the key aspects of sustainability for sports events, namely; the business case for sustainability, the ISO 20121 Management System, Reporting, and Impact Assessment.

Participants in one or more of the Sport Sustainability E-Learning modules will automatically receive free access to the AISTS’s Sustainable Sport and Event toolkit, as well as to EventSustainability, an online monitoring, measuring and reporting tool which is aligned with existing international reporting standards, to demonstrate sustainability progress and achievements.

To learn more about the Sport Sustainability E-Learning and the modules, click on the link below.

Sustainability and the IOC

“It is about translating and applying international standards into the framework of sports events and integrating sustainability into our normal way of thinking. This is a process that takes time, education and structure, and the new AISTS programme offers an easy and practical approach to this important topic.” Gilbert Felli, IOC Olympic Games Executive Director

Sport has demonstrated its potential as a catalyst for creating more sustainable, healthy, urban and non-urban environments and economies. The IOC is committed to helping the Olympic Movement to improve sustainability in the organisation of sports events in order to educate, raise awareness and maximise the benefits to organisers and local communities alike. The format of the new Sport Sustainability E-Learning programme is particularly suited to events organised by International Federations and National Olympic Committees.

Sustainability and SportAccord

"We should all be aiming to ensure that sports events leave a positive legacy, that they incorporate environmentally friendly measures, socially meaningful initiatives and economically viable and lasting investments. This Programme constitutes a powerful tool in reaching this objective as it provides the essential know-how for sports organisations to maximize positive impact, minimise negative impact and foster balanced, enduring growth through their sports events." Vincent Gaillard, former SportAccord Director General

SportAccord aims to support its 107 members in ensuring that sustainability becomes the norm from the bid process through to the implementation and legacy of any event hosted by them; to ensure enhanced environmental performance, positive social engagement and sustainable economic investment. In order to achieve this goal, SportAccord has developed a 5 pillar service-oriented sustainability strategy of which this Programme is a key part. The strategy will enable event organizers to access Sustainability Education, Implementation assistance, Reporting tools, Certification and Communication.

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