The International Olympic Committee has published new guidelines – called “Sustainability Management in Sports”. It will help National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and International Federations (IFs) integrate sustainability into their operations and events. Part of the IOC’s “Sustainability Essentials” series, the guidelines respond to the recommendations of Olympic Agenda 2020 – the strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement.
– “The global sports community has both a responsibility and opportunity to leave the world in better shape for future generations,” says IOC Director for Corporate and Sustainable Development, Marie Sallois. “We hope this guide will help sports organizations around the world take united and decisive action on sustainability.” “Sustainability needs to become “business as usual” for any sports organization…”
The guide builds on the work done to date by the Olympic Movement stakeholders across the social, economic and environmental spheres, and advocates for a shift from managing issues on an ad hoc basis to the adoption of a more “systematic” approach. The guide “Sustainability Management in Sports” outlines a four-step process for setting priorities, delivering sustainability, and reviewing and reporting progress.