FIM Announces Environmental Pledge
Welcome news for those who love the sport and who care about environmental matters (the two need never be exclusive)… Today the FIM have released a press statement affirming a pledge towards sustainable development for MotoGP, including the implementation of a number of environmental programmes.
This is the statement released by the FIM in full…
We: FIM, Dorna, IRTA & MSMA, recognise our responsibility toward a sustainable development and the importance of protecting our planet for the benefit of future generations.
We commit ourselves to cooperate in the implementation of different environmental management programmes for the FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix with the aim of reducing our ecological footprint in our daily activities and developing a sustainable approach when organising our events.
We will partner with the relevant stakeholders (media & circuits among others) to develop these programmes starting with the press offices and progressively with pits, paddocks and hospitality units. Moreover, we will ensure the correct application of the FIM Environmental Code and promote awareness initiatives on environmental issues with the cooperation of high profile riders to inspire fans and motorcyclists worldwide to support this endeavour.
Photo, from left to right: Hervé Poncharal (IRTA President), Vito Ippolito (FIM President), Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna, Chairman) & Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA)