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Sustainability round-up: February 16

February 16 2023 - News Release News Editorial

The Football Association of Wales has joined a Europe-wide sustainability project and the McLaren F1 team has signed up a new supply chain partner. Wellington International is focusing on environmental solutions in equestrianism, Al Mouj Golf has been awarded for its sustainability efforts and Extreme E is set to return next month.

Sustainability round-up: February 16

The Football Association of Wales (FAW) has joined the ACCESS Project as a pilot partner, to explore environmental sustainability and management in sports. It has joined numerous other organisations in the initiative, which stands for Achieving Circularity in Cities through the Environmental Sustainability of Sports (ACCESS), including Portuguese club Porto FC. 

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Formula One’s McLaren Racing team has partnered with DP World, a provider of worldwide smart end-to-end supply chain logistics. The partnership will support McLaren with enhanced efficiency, making the F1 team’s supply chain more faster, smarter and more sustainable. 

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Wellington International has partnered with Megan Fellows and her Carbon Hoofprint company, which develops sustainable solutions for stakeholders in the equestrian industry, to oversee a newly created focus on sustainability at the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF). The aim is to create a sustainable and world-class facility, with a commitment to impactful green initiatives and a focus on the local community. 

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Al Mouj Golf has recently won the International Environmental Gold Club Award at the 2023 Golf Environment Awards, which recognises excellence in environmentally sustainable practices. Al Mouj Golf is also certified for its environmental efforts by Audubon International and the Golf Environment Organisation (GEO). 

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Extreme E, the off-road racing series featuring electric SUVs, is set to return for its third season in a month’s time. The season will begin in NEOM, Saudi Arabia and will continue its aim of addressing climate change through sport. NEOM is a smart city and forms part of the country’s Vision 2030 plan to grow and diversify the Saudi economy and sustainability efforts. The Desert X Prix will take place March 11-12. 

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Image: Sam Bloxham/LAT Images/Extreme E

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